Ongoing reforms in Ethiopia encouraging to carry out peaceful struggle, says ODF Chairman

Addis Ababa, May 23, 2018 (FBC) – A five-member negotiating team of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), led by Lencho Leta, Chairman of the Front, has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia early today.

Members of the team were received by high level government officials, including Abadula Gemeda, Security Advisor to the PM and Ahmed Shide, Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office.

Lencho told journalists that his Party has decided to return home as the ongoing reforms in the country are encouraging to carry out a peaceful struggle.

“We will continue the talks which we have started with the government,” he said.

“Based on conditions, we will decide to operate as a legal political party or by forming alliance with other parties,” he added.

Lencho finally called on other political parties based in foreign countries to follow suit by taking into account the ongoing reforms in the country.