I no longer wish to be prime minister – Haile Gebreselassie

Melat Mulugeta

Haile Gebreselassie is a former Olympic gold medalist track athlete and world record holder. Besides his track records, Haile is a successful businessman investing in businesses like construction and resort chain. After retiring, he was nominated and appointed as Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) in November 2016. He is also one of the elders promoting peace and unity in Ethiopia. Haile resigned from his presidency position from EAF after what he describes as irreconcilable differences with the federation a few months earlier. However, many parties are requesting him to resume his position.
Mereja TV sat down with Haile Gebreselassie to discuss his thoughts on EAF presidency and ambitions in politics. He also shared a thoughtful message as an elder.