Ethiopian Rebels, Opposition Form Political Front Against Abiy
(Bloomberg) -- Ethiopian rebel and opposition groups agreed to form a common front against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that will work toward establishing a transitional government should his administration fall, a spokesman for the Oromo Liberation Army said.
The so-called United Front of Ethiopian Federalist Forces will combine at least nine entities including the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which has been at war with Abiy’s government for the past year, OLA spokesman Odaa Tarbii said by phone on Thursday. A signing ceremony will be held in Washington in the coming days to mark the group’s formation, he said.
“We will be inviting all stakeholders to participate in the next steps for this country,” he said. “There is this misconception that we are okay to let the country slip into chaos. We still take responsibility for the stability of the country.”
Other members of the front include the the Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front, the Gambella Peoples Liberation Army and the Somali State Resistance, Tarbii said.
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