Former Dr Negasso Gidada on Anole and other controversial issues

Melat Mulugeta

Dr. Negasso Gidada had been a prominent Ethiopian politician with a career spanning decades. He served as EPRDF President from 22 August 1995 till on 8 October 2001. He had been active in many political members including Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). After suffering from health problems, Dr. Negasso passed away on April 27, 2019, last week. Before his passing, Dr. Negasso was popular for giving firm stands on controversial issues in the political hemisphere. In his recent interviews, he had discussed on two topics that stir controversies till this day: Anole Monument and ownership claims over Addis Ababa.