Ethiopia: Atiku reacts to killing of Army Chief in attempted coup

Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the attempted coup against the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia.

DAILY POST had reported that the Chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Seare Mekonnen was shot dead in an attempted coup plot.

Mekonnen was killed by his own bodyguard in Addis Ababa, the capital of the East African nation.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, while confirming the death, said: “Mekonnen and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt in Amhara region.

“The regional governor of Amhara, Ambachew Mekonnen, and an adviser was also killed in a separate attack.”

Reacting to the development, Atiku, in a tweet on his official Twitter page, condemned the coup attempt.

He tweeted, “The coup attempt against the democratically elected government of @PMEthiopia stands condemned.

“Democracy has come to stay in Africa and we must accept this. As a Democrat, my right hand of fellowship is offered to the people of Ethiopia. Long live democracy in Africa.”

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