Former PM Tamrat Layne latest remark on the situation in Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration is drawing criticism for different reasons. Some criticize him for his criticism of Abiy Ahmed’s leadership. Others for the role he had played as Prime Minister of Ethiopia
December 27, 2020
In his latest interview with Abbay Media, former Ethiopian Prime Minister Tamrat Layne says the party that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leads under the guise of Prosperity Party has become like Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
He was specific that Oromo Democratic Party which emerged as a dominant force within the Prosperity Party the way TPLF was a dominant force during Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
He tends to see a sinister motive behind ongoing massacres targeting ethnic-Amhara in Benihsangul Gumuz region and Oromo region – among others.
His remarks drew critics from his detractors but it seems the case that he is criticized rather for the role he played as prime minister in the oppressions against Amhara – for which he apologized. His remarks about Prime Minister Abiy, whom he knows closely when Abiy was in Denver, is not something that could be dismissed altogether.
Watch interview below (in Amharic) and join the conversation by sharing your views in the comments section.
Video : Embedded from Abbay Media YouTube channel
Cover photo : screenshot from the video
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