Commented by Lij Mulugeta Asrate Kassa
Ethiopian politics has been in flux on the fast lane for the past year, with the Prime Minister displaying u-turns and volte-face seldom witnessed in Ethiopia since the ushering of a modern form of Government. Meanwhile, at the burial of 2 Arch Bishops of EOTC, a courageous Arch Bishop, petrified and angered by the stoning to death of an EOTC priest on his way home after officiating a Eucharistic Service, described life in today’s Ethiopia as biblical Egypt nudging tears to flow down the cheeks of hundreds at Addis Ababa’s Trinity Cathedral last Sunday. Young and old Ethiopians share the Arch Bishop’s sentiments, yet the Prime Minister told MPs during Question Time that the nation’s security has shown marked improvements during the last six months. Everyone knows the Prime Minister is a notorious demagogue, but his make-believe speech at Parliament this morning takes the biscuit away. If body language is anything to go by, the Prime Minister looked wary and etiolated, prompting The Rt.Hon. Christian Tadele MP to ask the Prime Minister if he would consider resigning from his post as part of the solution to Ethiopia’s pressing needs.