Amid his differences in views Lemma Megerssa, Minister of Defense and Deputy Chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), agreed to narrow his differences and to move the struggle of the people to the next phase.
After consultations with current and former party members, agreements were reached to “narrow differences, and from here onward to strengthen unity and work together to take the people’s struggle to the next chapter,” Addisu’s post reads. adding, political differences during reform processes are differences of thought and attitudes both of which are not problems which cannot be solved democratically.
Months ago In an exclusive interview with VOA Afaan Oromoo, a close ally of PM Abiy Lemma said he does not subscribe to both “Medemer” as a philosophy and the merger of EPRDF to form Prosperity Party.
The agreements is following a discussion which held inside the Oromo Cultural Center in Addis Ababa.Former ODP officials, executive members of the party were taking parts in the discussion.
Lemma Megersa ’s expressed stand on Medemer and merger of coalition party was seen by many, including a considerable number of pro-Ethiopian ethnic Oromo, as an act to betrayal to Abiy Ahmed’s government effort to take Ethiopia in the path to reconciliation.