July 27, 2019
Mustafa Mohammed Omar, acting president of Ethio-Somali regional state, and about 100 of his entourage were in Bahir Dar in the week of July 15.
In his speech to members of Amhara regional state council, he said that he that “we [seemingly a reference to the ethnic somali party he is leading] do not accept the narrative that paints Amhara people as an oppressor, not out of a motive to gain political gains but because it is fundamentally wrong.”
Needless to say, his, and probably his party’s, political view with regards to Amhara people demonstrates a stark difference to the narrative advanced by radical oromo ethno-nationalist who employed the view a means of political mobilization for a political motive.
Watch Mustafa’s speech below.
Video: Embedded from Amhara Mass Media Agency YouTube channel
Cover photo: screenshot from the video
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