OPDO Becomes a Party

The Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), part of the alliance that forms the ruling coalition – the EPRDF – changed its name to the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) during its ninth organisational conference held in the town of Jimma, Oromia Regional State.

It is the first political organization to have changed its name since its formation close to 30 years ago. However, whether the change of name entails changes in its political programme remains undisclosed.

The party also retired 14 founding and senior members, including Abadula Gemeda, Girma Biru, Kuma Demeksa, Diriba Kuma, Suleiman Dedefo and Gifti Abasiya. The conference kicked off yesterday, September 19, 2018, with 6,000 participants, where its Chairman, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), and Deputy Chairman, Lemma Megersa have addressed the gathering.

Published on Sep 22,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 960]



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