Following confrontations and conflicts in some part of the city prime minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) call for calm.
The democratization and freedom of expression in the country includes issues related to flag, and it is not right to push others interest, said prime minister, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), today in short media briefing on current affairs.
Since all Ethiopians are partners of the ongoing reform, the returned political parties should not follow a dividing approach, said Abiy.
Conflicts happened since yesterday, between supporters of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) coming to Addis Abeba to decorate streets with flags of OLF and other youths from the city.
It is reported that few are wounded and some properties are damaged following conflicts between youths in Addis Ababa around Pastor and Semen Hotel, according to media reports.
No one could win from separation and being, but we can all win when we discuss and collaborate, he added.
On his briefing, Abiy adviced all the opposition parties to cooperate and focus on public interests and should practice give and take.
It is not acceptable to create chaos and conflict making the flag a center of interest, he said, cautioning the public to prevent conflicts.
When talking about flag issues Abiy said that Ethiopian people could discuss and decide the color of the nation’s flag but in a democratic vote.
Otherwise using force and rigid approaches would benefit no one except destruction, he cautioned.
We should create a political system which we all became winners; equally, he noted.
Following the call from Abiy Ahmed exiled opposition parties began to return home including Ginbot 7, an opposition party headed by Birhanu Nega (Prof.)