The Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party (ESPDP) has removed 8 of its executive members from their position after a meeting held in Addis Ababa, according to Reporter Amharic weekly newspaper.
The party has fired three executive members and 5 members from the general assembly, according to the same report.
The party has removed Mohamed Kedir, speaker of the regional parliament, Abdi Jemal, head of the regional justice office, Kedir Abdi, head of the party office, after a three days meeting held in party’s office in Addis Ababa.
Similarly, five senior party members also removed after a meeting held a week ago, including the Education and Women bureau heads,
The leaders are resigned by their will and the struggle of other members, according to Ahmed Shide, chairperson at ESPDP and head of government communication Affairs office.
Last week the party named Ahmed Shide the chairperson of the party.
Recently, several were killed and injured following week-long violence and attain the region including the capital Jigjiga and other towns.
Mobs looted properties owned by ethnic minorities in the Somali region’s capital Jijiga.
Following the crisis happened in the region, ESPDP’s central committee headed to Addis to hold talks on various issues and passed many decisions.
During the meeting by Ahmed Shide, the former president of the region Abdi Mohamoud Omar was criticised for ruling with total power, and dictatorship in the region’s politics.
It was also mentioned that some party heads were creating confusion using social media by disseminating fake news.
Following the political crisis in the region Abdi Mohamoud Omar, the former president of the region has removed from his position.
According to a report from Human Rights Watch, in Jijiga, capital of the restive Somali region, a youth group is known as Heego, which is loyal to the region’s former president Abdi Illey, and the region’s paramilitary Liyu police carried out attacks earlier this month that left many people dead.