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Tamrat Layne says Abiy Ahmed’s party similar to TPLF

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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  1. I don’t have words to explain what y
    ou did in Ethiopia specifically Orthodox religion. so that you don’t have the morale to talk about Abiy’s government.

  2. Subject: “Tamrat Layne says Abiy Ahmed’s party similar to TPLF”, Borkena , December 27, 2020

    Dear Executive Director,
    I am embarrassed to reveal my IGNORANCE. . Who is Tamrat Layne? The meaning of the name is fantastic i.e. the “miracle to the eyes”
    What did he do in line with that fantastic foreboding name in relation to the progress of Ethiopia? Seriously, what did he achieve for the benefit of Ethiopia. I mean an ACTION of direct benefit to the Ethiopian People and its Relationship with the World. Less than that is just past time theatre __ as the Amharic saying goes ” gizie masalaefiya: elite motachin eski gelaglen “

  3. Tamirat layine is a person who speaks because he has the mouth.

    He does not know the meaning of shame.

    It does not worth to speak more than this.

  4. I only wonder if this guy remembers what he said in the Somali Parliament in Jijiga before he was described as a “sugar fellow” and “self-declare arrogant who cannot understand despite repeated advice”.

    The classic Ethiopia saying goes like “someone washed his eyes with salt” when shameless guys pop up; in fact, Tamrat did so with acid!


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