Three OPP officials’ membership has been suspended
Oromo Prosperity Party officials namely Ato Lemma Megersa, Ato Milkesa Midega and W/ro Teyba Hassen’s party membership has been suspended after the party’s recent discussions. Ato Lemma Megersa has been suspended due to the fact that after stating his opposing opinions towards the party, he has not attended meeting and avoided participating. Ato Milkesa also has differing opinions, however, instead of expressing them to the party, he chose to take to social media platforms and create an unstable environment within the party. W/ro Teyba has been accused of neglecting her duties as the mayor of Shashamane and has been indirectly responsible for the chaos and destruction in the city.
The shocking audio tape of Shimelis Abdissa
The Oromo Prosperity Party’s spokesperson has spoken on the issue of the audio tape that has been circulating around on social media claimed to be Shimelis Abdissa’s speech. The translation of the speech has been found shocking and very controversial for many. The party’s spokesperson has denied any knowledge of the speech as it was not made on any of the OPP meetings he has attended. He has expressed suspicions that the tape was released intentionally to change directions of the topics being discussed in the OPP meetings.
Number of officials resigning has increased
Ever since the start of the Dr. Abiy administration, many officials who were not party members were appointed. However, in recent weeks, the number of officials resigning due to “personal reasons” has increased. For instance, it was only weeks ago that the Ethiopian Investment Commissioner Ato Abeba Abebayehu had submitted a resignation paper; he was working as a replacement to Dr. Belachew Mekuriya. Dr. Ephrem Tekle, who served as a commissioner for Job Opportunity commission for two years, has also resigned. Amongst the many others who submitted resignation papers, the Strategic Issues Institute manager Hallelujah Leule, is one and it has been two months since he had submitted the paper.