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  • The Latter from Balderas Regarding the safety of Eskinder Nega

    Regarding the safety of Eskinder Nega, the 2013 Addis Ababa City Council candidate!

    It is known that Eskinder Nega, the leader of Balderas for true democracy and the 2013 Addis Ababa City Council candidate, is in your prison. It is known that this party leader has recently been nominated by the Supreme Court for the 2013 Cassation Hearing. 

     

    However, candidate Eskinder Nega has repeatedly stated that his life, psychology, and health are currently in danger.

     

    Since Eskinder Nega, is a popular candidate and a high-ranking political leader, we would like to ask that the prison administration Consider, and be held accountable for any physical or psychological harm caused to him.

     

    In this regard, we strongly urge that both candidates be addressed as a matter of urgency, as Ms. Keleb Seyoum is also expressing serious security concerns. 

     

    We also request that the institutions we have notified of the problem be aware of the situation and take appropriate action.

     

    With Best Regards.

     

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    To the Prime Minister's Office

    To the Ethiopian Electoral Board

    To Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

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  • EPP Establishment Takes All Required Legal Steps - Dr. Abiy Ahmed

     Dr. Abiy Ahmed said the establishment of the Prosperity Party (PP) has taken all the required legal steps.

     

    Scholars had conducted a study and the establishment of the party has been discussed by leadership at all levels. The Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) also unanimously approved the merger of the ruling coalition- EPRDF.

    The Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM) is expected to approve the merger, the Primer said.

    Hence, “all these steps verify that the formation of the party has passed through all the necessary processes and legal steps,” the Prime Minister said.

    He said the plan that the newly merged party has developed with a target of creating a prosperous Ethiopia over the coming 10 years will be tabled to the public and members of the party for consultations and enrichment.

    The Prime Minister further said programs included in the party aim to foster genuine federalism, democracy, peace, equality, freedom, rule of law, and economic growth.

    The Prime Minister also called on opposition groups to come up with new ideas and alternative programs to become winners, instead of accusing the newly merged Prosperity Party.

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