Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) takes strong stand on Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian federal capital, Addis Ababa located in the heart of the Oromia region has been in controversy for the past few years. The Oromo Ethnic group, the largest in the country, have been demanding for a special interest law regarding the city, which they call 'Finfinee'. They recount a long history of atrocity which violently displaced them from their land i.e Finfinee and alienated from their culture. The Oromo community has been demonstrating for the past few years, which led to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's appointment. But the controversy regarding Addis Ababa is still not resolved. The radical Oromo-nationalists ownership claim over Addis Ababa didn't sit well with many. Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) took a firm stand on the issues of Addis Ababa. ADP executive member Migbaru Kebede said that a recent claim by some individuals and groups that Addis Ababa belongs to Oromia Region only is senseless and that Ethiopia's capital belongs to all Ethiopians. Ato Endawoke Abite, Trade and Industry Office head, supported ADP's stand by affirming that Addis Ababa has its own structure and administration, and it is the capital of not only Ethiopia but also Africa.