Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn down played the research of Abbay Tsehaye


Abbay Media News
Girma Alemu

The director of Ethiopian Policy Research Centre, Mr. Abbay Tsehaye, produced an investigative research paper indicating that the executive branch of the government has become above the law. However, the country’s top executive, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn downplayed the findings.

In an interview with local newspapers, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn has talked down the research by saying, “I do not acknowledge the research and it is not a credible evaluation”.

The comment of the prime Minister is cut off from the broadcast of Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Party’s (EPRDF) Television but was presented by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation in its entirety. The TV station that broadcasted the news in full is directed by Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael.

The opposing views of the Prime Minister and Mr. Abbay Tsehaye are taken as an indication of the continued tension within EPRDF.