AFP – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated Thursday that opposition politicians have been making an attempt to use uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic to grab energy, risking instability.

“These pushing for unconstitutional methods to seize energy… shall be punished by regulation,” Abiy, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, stated in a recorded speech posted on Fb.

“Younger folks mustn’t die, moms mustn’t cry and homes shouldn’t be demolished simply so politicians can take energy.”

Africa’s second most populous nation was as a consequence of maintain nationwide elections in August that Abiy hoped would give him a mandate for wide-ranging political and financial reforms.

However the election board introduced in late March that it could be inconceivable to organise the polls on time due to the pandemic.

Meaning elections is not going to occur earlier than lawmakers’ mandates expire in October, creating what analysts and opposition politicians describe as a political disaster.

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