Gedu Andargachew resigns from Amhara region presidency

Melat Mulugeta

Gedu Andargachew served as president of Amhara National Regional State for three consecutive terms after replacing Ayalew Gobeze since 2013. During the 12th regular Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) meeting today, it was announced that Ato Gedu has resigned. ADP has accepted the resignation even though the reason for his resignation hasn’t been made official. Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen, recently appointed Infrastructure and Urban Development Advisor Minister to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, sworn in as the new president of Amhara National Regional State. Before being appointed as an advisor to PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Dr. Ambachew has served in multiple governmental positions for 28 years.