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Follow my example and quit, Desalegn tells Salva Kiir


Cautions African leaders on the need to make sacrifices in the larger interest of their nations

By Our Correspondent


Ethiopia’s former prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn who voluntarily resigned from office several weeks ago to give his nation a fresh chance to resolve its lingering political challenges has asked embattled South Sudan president, Salva Kiir to adopt his example and also step down from office so that South Sudan can get a new lease of life.

Speaking at a peace parley in Rwanda, the former leader of the Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Defence Front, EPRDF, counselled Kiir to toe the path of reason and help avoid a further intensification of the crisis in Africa’s 55th Independent state.

“Immediately after my resignation, I asked them, please would you resign because you failed to resolve the problem in South Sudan?”

“Leaders have to come to their senses … and they should somehow leave so they give power to new blood that can lead the country to the next level,” he asserted.


Former Ethiopian President, Hailemariam Desalegn

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