Sibhat Nega, Seven others out of TPLF Central Committee
The 10th organizational conference of TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) declared the resignation of eight of its senior members for different reasons.
These members are Sibhat Nega, Mulugeta Alemseged, Ambassador Tewelde Gebru (Director of TDA), Fisha Zerihun (Mayor of Mekele), Adehane Hailu (Dr), Gebereab Bernabas (Dr), Hailemichael Abera (Dr), and Welderufael Alemayehu (Dr).
Sources in Mekele indicated that Sibhat Nega’s resignation is “due to age” as Mekele’s Mayer, Fisha is excused for “health complications.” The remaining six left the Central Committee “on their own request.”
Participants of the conference criticized Zeray Asgedom, head of ETV, for lack of capacity to execute his responsibilities, sources told addisnegeronline.
Reportedly, the eight newcomers to the Central Committee are long time members of the party. Other notable key officials of the federal government remained in their party positions.
Unconfirmed reports from Mekele disclosed that Meles Zenawi and Abay Woldu are elected as Chairman and Vice chairman of the party. The conference will be closed officially this afternoon.
Another member of EPRDF, ANDEM (Amhara National Democratic Movement) elected a new Chairman, Demeke Mekonnen substituting the long serving Deputy Prime Minister and Chariman of the party Addisu Legesse. In a similar move, OPDO (Oromo People’s Democratic Organization) forgo its chairman Abadula Gemeda for Alemayehu Atomsa.