Speaking in an interview, Davoud Ahmadinejad , the President’s brother, said "I believe that Mr. Jalili is following in Ahmadinejad’s footsteps. All must be careful and do their best for Mr. Velayati to win.”
Davoud had previously implied his favorable regards for Velayati in a meeting by supporters of Velayati in Ansar Mosque.
He was initially a supporter of his brother’s administration but soon became a critic.
Meanwhile Vahid Jalili, brother to the candidate Said Jalili, had responded to words circling around about Ahmadinejad’s support for his brother as "There are always such rumors going around such a person who has not been for one day a member of any political party when he runs for presidency and polls show he has some public favor.”
Vahid Jalili added "Dr. Jalili’s idea of Ahmadinejad and the 9th and 10th administrations has been one based on moderation from the beginning. He believes that one must not go to extremes assessing the 9th and 10th administrations.”
"Dr. Jalili did not vote for Mr. Ahmadinejad in the first round of 2005 elections and neither did I. I had mentioned something about the deviant current and Mashaei and the proximity of this current to Ahmadinejad in my writings,” he continued.
Providing comments on his own candidacy, Davoud Ahmadinejad said that he resigned in favor of the revolutionary forces, denying his intentions to aid Jalili by doing so.