ARENA party’s chairperson Ato Abreha Desta said the electoral board found in Tigray is fully occupied by TPLF members, which might led to election biases. Meanwhile the federal electoral board says they don’t have any clue about that.
The party’s chairperson, ato Abreha Desta, with their interview with Addis zemen (local magazine) said making the election on the planned date is not an issue for the party, rather their main concern is to make sure that there exist a fair electoral system. The party have a fear because TPLF members occupy all the electoral system, which is a great obstacle for the upcoming 2012 election.
However, Ato Getachew Reda, TPLF’s executive member said it no different from hate crime over TPLF. As per his statement, the Tigray electoral body is a part of country’s electoral board. Therefore, it have its own organizational structure and there is nothing to do with TPLF.
Ethiopian national electoral board secretary Ato Nega Dufisa said the board has no clue about whether the Tigray office is occupied by TPLF memebers or not. And he said there must be a detail investigation about ARENA’s claim before releasing official statement.