Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vows to lead troops in war against rebels


Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vows to lead troops in war against rebels

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Ailing Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed now announces he will lead the Ethiopian National Defense Forces [ENDF] of the front line in the fight against the Tigray Defense Forces [TDF] as the conflict in the Horn of Africa nation escalates.

Prime Minister, who has fought to contain the re-energized TDF, said he will lead from the front line from today [Tuesday]. The year-long conflict has left thousands dead and millions displaced.

“It’s time to rule the country through sacrifice. I will join the front to lead the defense forces tomorrow. Calling on the Ethiopians, the prime minister said: “Those of you who long to be remembered in history, stand up for your country. Meet me at the front.

Prime Minister Abiy assured that the administrative vacuum will be filled by federal and regional officials who will work more than ever to the maximum of their capacities to carry out administrative and development activities. At first, he asked the Ethiopians to join the fight against TDF.

The prime minister blamed Ethiopia’s “internal and external” enemies but did not reveal any identities. For some time now, he has accused anonymous foreign nations of having started the crisis in this country in the Horn of Africa.

“Ethiopia’s plan was to move forward together without leaving anyone behind,” the prime minister said adding, “This is why we have focused our foreign policy on our neighbors. He continued, “This struggle is the struggle of all black people.

“The campaign against Ethiopia is a plot to undermine the history, culture, identity and dignity of black people and to humiliate them by subduing their symbol of freedom, Ethiopia.” He further called on all blacks to stand alongside Ethiopia in a spirit of Pan-Africanism.

“There is no more time to criticize from afar,” the Prime Minister said, adding: “Let us do what needs to be done ourselves. We are everything Ethiopia has. He concluded his message by reiterating his commitment: “The name Ethiopia is the name of the winners, it is a symbol of freedom. I have no doubt that my generation will pay the price on their behalf and write their victory in gold.

The country has been grappling with TDF for a year despite calls from the international community to defuse the crisis. TDF pushed further south and even threatened to capture Addis Ababa, the country’s capital.



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