Oromia Region’s President Alemayehu Atomsa resigns

Alemayehu Atomsa before he had fallen sick in 2010

Feb. 17, 2014

The President of the Oromia Regional State, Alemayehu Atomsa, has resigned, State Media report. His resignation has been accepted by the Executive Committee of his party, Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO).

Alemayhu has been battling with severe diseases for the past few years. ESAT Television had reported that close to two million birr has been spent in his treatment from the coffers of the Ethiopian government.