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ODP completed meeting, Abiy’s decision on Takele seems to be reversed

If the report by DW Amharic is true, Oromo Democratic Party seem to have reversed Abiy Ahmed’s decision on removal of Takele Uma as Mayor of Addis Ababa.

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Takele Uma. Photo : Addis Ababa city via DW Amharic

October 17, 2019

Two days after news of Takle Uma removal as Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration made headlines in Ethiopian media outlets, DW Amharic service reported on Thursday that the Mayor is not leaving.

The news source cited what it called an individual who is close to Oromo Democratic Party (ODP).

Addis Standard, a local newspaper that is believed to have insider information from ODP, reported on Thursday citing an anonymous individual that Takele Uma had one on one meeting with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and that he was told that he is replaced by Adanech Abebe, who is currently working as a  Federal Minister for Revenue.

DW Amharic said in its report that Take Uma was among agenda items in ODP central committee meeting which has been underway in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for two days. 

If DW Amharic news is true, it seems the case that ODP has reversed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s decision as it relates to Addis Ababa City Mayor

State Affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) has reported on Thursday that the party’s central committee has completed its two days of the meeting.  However, FBC did not report details, at least regarding agenda items, except saying that the party has evaluated party’s and the regional state’s performance.

ODP is expected to issue a statement regarding its latest central committee meeting, and the issues that will be raised in the statement are going to be “strong ones,” DW Amharic said citing its anonymous sources.

Takele Uma has served as acting Mayor of Addis Ababa for over a year now. Before his appointment in that capacity, he has served as Oromo regional state Transportation bureau head

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  1. here starts the prime minister’s extremist nationalism character by selecting a person from an Oromo ethinic as a mayor of Addis Ababa rather than nominating a person born and grown in Addis. this seems to me, that they wanna monopolize the city in their hand, so that no one can question then while making the city part of Oromia region. I also thought that he is undertaking the process of making Shager beautiful by Ethiopia birr collected from the entire states of Ethiopia may be because he wanted to make Addis part of Oromia, we have to be aware of any actions of the prime minister and his puppets ministers and question why they do this.

  2. We Querros are tired of the name calling.
    1. .Amara called us Galla.
    2.Tigre called us Oromo.
    WE ARE QUERRO not Galla or Oromo.
    3.Our district is called QUERRIA’S not “Oromia” as some call it.
    4.Also Querria’s capital is called Finfinne not “Addis Ababa”.
    5.The country Abyssinians call “Ethiopia” does not exist,
    6.The GREEN , Yellow and RED symbol “flag” does not exist , except at Jamaicans dance festivals.


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