OTP Jigjiga- The embattled Somali Ethiopian known internationally, Ogaden region has a Monday stepped down after unrest between the Federal government troops and regional forces and people clashed over.
The former President Abdi Mohamed Omar who has been in power since 2005 remains in Jigjiga and Federal troops are in their military camps, according to the source close to Regional administration. The source added that the move of replacement has come after a diplomatic negotiation and protection of Ethiopian constitution.
The current administration has been in a political row with members of OPDO, Oromo People Democratic Organization led by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr.Abiye Ahmed. The move has angered millions in Somali region and has been considered as unconstitutional and ethnic occupations.
Oromo politicians accused Abdi Mohamed Omar as a close friend with Tigray people and favored TPLF.
According to the analyst, The Oromo and Somali ethnic politics are getting much risk and the Prime Minister effort to use his power will make the situation in worse. OPDO, ruling member party inner circles recommend full power to use the Somali region, and rumors in social media say that Jawhir Mohamed an Oromo activist based in the USA is pushing Prime Minister and Oromo regional president Lema Magase war against Somali people in the region.