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Ethiopia Mourns After A Failed Coup Killed Officials

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Ethiopia Mourns After A Failed Coup Killed Officials

Ethiopia held a day of grieving on Monday in the wake of a failed coup in the nation’s Amhara district that saw the killing of five senior authorities.

Meanwhile, flags in the capital Addis Ababa flew at the half pole after a day of grieving was declared on state TV.

“We all will remember the people who lost their lives for our fellowship and solidarity,” a TV host stated, perusing an announcement from parliament speaker Tagesse Chafo.

“It is a tragic day for the entire country. We have lost individuals who were enthusiastic. They are saints of harmony.”

Also, the Amhara state has proclaimed three days of grieving after the killing in which the northern locale’s pioneer was likewise killed.

The government reported a full military burial service to be held on Wednesday in the provincial capital Bahir Dar.

General Asamnew Tsige, who purportedly led the coup attempt, was shot on Monday close Bahir Dar, the head administrator’s press secretary, Negussu Tilahun, revealed to Reuter’s news organization.

On Saturday evening, the leader of Amhara, the second-biggest of Ethiopia’s nine self-governing states, was in a gathering with high ranking representatives when a “hit squad” assaulted, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said.

Amhara president Ambachew Mekonnen just as his counselor were executed, while the state’s attorney general, who was genuinely injured, later surrendered to his wounds. Abiy took to national TV wearing military uniform and portrayed the circumstance in Amhara as an attempted coup

A couple of hours after the assault in Amhara, armed force head of staff Seare Mekonnen was shot dead in his Addis Abeba home by his protector, in what the administration said gave off an impression of being “a coordinated assault”.

Also, a web shutdown has been enforced across Ethiopia since Saturday’s killings.

Amhara, in the northern, is home to the ethnic gathering by a similar name, and the origination of a considerable lot of its heads just as the national language Amharic.

The Amhara are the second-biggest ethnic gathering after the Oromo, and both initiated two years of hostile to government challenges which prompted the renunciation of previous executive Hailemariam Desalegn.

Abiy, an Oromo, took control in April 2018 and has been praised for a series of endeavors to change a country that has known just the dictator principle of heads and strongmen.

Just recently, he has embarked on economic reforms, permitted nonconformist gatherings once more into the nation, tried to get serious about rights abuse and captured many top military authorities.

His endeavors have released dangerous conflicts, with ethnic strains rising to the surface, and the displacement of several thousand.

The last June, Abiy got away from a grenade attack that left about two individuals dead. In October, rebellious soldiers protesting over salaries invaded Abiy’s office, however, the PM had the option to defuse the circumstance.

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Anglican Bishops Warn Supreme Court Justices To Reverse Imo State Judgment Or Face God’s Wrath

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The Anglican Church Bishops have rejected Supreme Court judgment that nullified Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party as the governor of Imo State and crowned Hope Uzordinma of the All Progressives Congress.

The Bishops, while speaking through the Archbishop of Enugu Province, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, said that looking at the administration of Rochas Okorocha, there was no way the people could have voted for Uzordinma.

He described the Supreme Court judgment as ‘wicked and corrupt’, the clergy warned that failure to reverse the decision could attract the wrath of God on the Justices of the Supreme Court.

“I am
speaking the minds of most of the Bishops of the Anglican Church that we are
very much discontented and very much in disagreement with the kangaroo judgment
of the Supreme Court on what has happened in mo State.
We sincerely
feel disappointed with the Chief Justice of Nigeria who has not got his facts
correct and we feel that that judgment is wicked and corrupt.
And so we are
calling on the Supreme Court to reverse their judgment on Imo State before they
see the wrath of God.
There is no
way Imo State people could have voted for APC with the bad governance of
Okorocha for which in the House of Assembly the APC had no single seat during
the election.
Hope Uzodinma
is my friend. I am not against him but I am against the Supreme Court justices
who mutilated the result, judging the case on the total votes that were more
than accredited votes, which is absolutely incongruous and very much
antithetical to the democratic spirit. 
It is,
therefore, our prayer that INEC should also be up and doing in their declaration
of results and be able to defend whatever they declare in the sight of the
Supreme Court." he said

Archbishop Chukwuma has this to say on the role played by Father Mbaka;

“He is
politicizing his ministry too much and commercializing his ministry, and that
is dangerous to the ministry of the church, and this we totally condemn,” the
clergy said

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Supreme Court Uphold The Election Of Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

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Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto has emerged victorious as the Supreme Court upheld his victory. Recall that the election took place on March 23rd, 2019. Aminu Tambuwal was the PDP candidate in the election

The apex court in a unanimous decision dismissed the appeal filed by Aliyu Ahmed, the APC governorship candidate in the election.

So, delivering his judgment, Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, said the APC candidate failed to prove his allegations. These are non-compliance with electoral act and issues of over-voting..

However, his petition was thereafter threw put by the court.

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I Pity Those Celebrating Uzordinma’s Supreme Court Victory – Emeka Ihedioha

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Emeka Ihedioha, former Imo Governor has disclosed that he is still in shock after the Supreme Court sacked him and declared Hope Uzordinma as the new Governor of Imo State.

Emeka Ihedioha while speaking in a meeting with members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP at his Abuja residence on Saturday 18th January 2020 said that he pities those celebrating his loss at the Supreme Court as they are not good students of democracy.

Emeka Ihedioha disclosed that he is waiting for answers, he spoke further;

“The
elections in Imo were closely monitored, well advertised and everybody in
Nigeria followed it through. The results were very clear, the electoral umpire
still has the results.
“It is not
about Emeka Ihedioha. It is not about Imo State. It is about the future of our
country and democracy. It’s about what do we do tomorrow. .. I am calm and we
are calm, and that is why you see in Imo, there is calmness.
“The calmness
is coming out of shock, it is coming of disbelief. It is coming out of the fact
that people are saying, let us still see, can this be possible? We are waiting
for answers and I believe there will be answers.
“This is not
the time to celebrate. I pity anyone who is celebrating that sad event. If
anyone is celebrating, that person is not a student of democracy."

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