Addis Ababa September 09/2018 Top leaders of Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy, Professor Berhanu Nega and Andargachew Tsige, have deserted armed struggle and returned home on Sunday after 11 years of exile.
The leaders Patriotic of Ginbot 7, who led armed struggle, returned to their homeland heeding to the call of peace and love by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
On their arrival at Bole International Air port in Addis Ababa, the leaders warmly welcomed by Youth and Sport Minister, Restu Yirdaw and other senior government officials.
Briefing to journalists at the airport, Chairman of the Movement, Professor Berhanu Nega said Patriotic Ginbot 7 decided to lay down arms and engage in a peaceful political struggle.
“Discussion is crucial to create a genuine democracy in the country,” he said and adding that his movement will work to contribute its part in the process of democratization in the country.
He indicated that leaders of the movement will hold public discussion across the country on how to engage in peaceful struggle in the future.
Ginbot-7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy was proscribed as terrorist group by Ethiopian parliament in 2011 and HPR on July approved a draft resolution to repeal three rebel groups including Ginbot 7 from Ethiopia’s terrorist groups list.