Reports from Ethiopia say that Prime Minister Abi Ahmed has announced that he will now go to the front lines in the fight between the federal government forces and the TPLF.
Prime Minister Abiy is the Commander-in-Chief of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, and in this message he clearly indicates his intention to lead the armed forces.
The statement came after the executive committee of the Prosperity party in Ethiopia met yesterday in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to discuss the latest situation in the country and in particular the conflict between the federal government and TPLF rebels in the north.
Prosperity party officials also said the party leadership was ready to go to war and take up arms.
Hours after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced he would lead the country in its fight against TPLF, spokesman Getachew Reda posted on his Facebook page that Abiy’s remarks were “humorous” and that they (TPLF) would continue their efforts to lift the embargo on their people.
In the past few hours, Ethiopian federal police forces have been deployed on the border and in the cities to ensure security in the area.