Ethiopia's ruling junta created a clone of the country's main opposition party and appointed its chairman

Ethiopia's main opposition party, UDJ, is now effectively out of the upcoming May 2015 elections after the national election board that is controlled by the ruling TPLF junta brought together some individuals and named them as UDJ. While the real UDJ was holding its general assembly in its office today, the TPLF-cloned UDJ was holding its "general assembly" at Hotel d'Afrique and announced that it elected some one named Tigistu Awolu as its chairman.

ከአንድነት ጠቅላላ ጉባኤ አቶ በላይ ፍቃዱ በ183 ድምጽ አሸንፏል የሚል ሰበር ዜና እንደተሰማ በተመሳሳይ አንድነት ለዴሞክራሲና ለፍትህ ፓርቲ (አንድነት) ዛሬ ጥር 4/2007 ዓ.ም በዴአፍሪክ ሆቴል በተደረገው ጠቅላላ ጉባኤ አቶ ትግሰቱ አወሉ የፓርቲው ፕሬዝደንት በማድረግ መረጠ የሚል ሰባሪ ዜና በመንግስት "ጋዜጠኞች" ተከተለ::

ሰበር ዜና - ከአንድነት ጠቅላላ ጉባኤ
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ሰባሪ ዜና - ከተለጣፊው አዲሱ አንድነት ፓርቲ
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Video testimony from participants of the cloned UDJ