By Aderele Ijelu
IBILE.TV NEWS -Ethiopia’s President, Mulatu Teshome, on Wednesday, filed his resignation request to the Ethiopian Parliament, according to a report by State news agency ENA.
No reason has been given for his decision but observers speculate it was the outcome of continued negotiations between the four parties in the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
As House of Peoples Representatives and House of Federations hold their second special meetings for the year on Thursday, Ethiopia’s fourth president under Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government is submitting a resignation letter.
Mulatu Teshome has been in office since 2013 after he took over from his predecessor, President Girma Woldeghioris who is in retirement now.
The first president under the current regime was the late Meles Zenawi who later relegated the position of the presidency (“constitutionally”) entirely into a ceremonial one as a prime ministerial system of government was introduced soon after the “transitional period.”
A session involving both houses of parliament is expected to hear and formally accept the resignation of current President Mulatu Teshome who has served in the post for the last five years.
Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday will meet to appoint a new president