Ethiopian parliament session is postponed as some members of the parliament couldn’t attend demanding for Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to give an explanation about recent deadly violence.
“We have decided to boycott the Parliament until the Prime Minister appeared in parliament to talk to us” Neima Ahmed, who is an OPDO’s member and Member of Parliament representing 2 kebeles in Western Hararghe, one of the affected areas in the recent violence, speaks to VOA.
In the other hand another meeting that was called by Ethiopian Parliament Law and Justice Affairs Committee that was called to discuss on Oromia region’s special interest in Addis Ababa is also postponed as some members of OPDO said they can’t attend the meeting while there is unrest in their region.
In Pictures – Representatives of Oromia region in Ethiopian Parliament demanding for postponing of the meeting.
Ethiopian ruling party, The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Defense Front (EPRDF), is the country’s ruling coalition of four main regional ruling parties that are OPDO of Oromia, ANDM of Amhara, TPLF of Tigray and SEPDM of Southern Ethiopia regions. EPRDF is making executive committee meeting where the party released a statement about its ongoing meeting. In its statement the party has admitted that it was facing gradual ‘mistrust and suspicion’ among its ethnicity based coalition parties.