Patriotic Ginbot 7 condemns in the strongest terms possible the assassination attempt on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed while attending a peaceful rally in Mesqel Square.
The peaceful rally was organized to support the reform movement taking place in Ethiopia and to show solidarity for the new Prime Minister.
This heinous and barbaric act that has injured scores of people with unconfirmed reports of death is a terrorist act carried out to derail the reform movement and frustrate the demands of the Ethiopian people for fundamental change in the country.
PG7 firmly stands in solidarity with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Ethiopian people in this joyful and at the same time sad day.
We extend our deepest condolences to the victims families. We urge the Ethiopian people who have sacrificed so much in their struggle for a democratic Ethiopia to stay vigilant against the enemies of change who are determined to derail the reform movement through violence and mayhem.
PG7 believes a bright future beckons in Ethiopia. We will work to bring all our people together to build a democratic Ethiopia based on good governance, strong democratic institutions, inclusive development, peace and security. Let’s all stand together shoulder to shoulder to make the bright future we envision a reality.
God bless Ethiopia and its people!
Patriotic Ginbot 7