Debretsion Gebremichael, the head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a former rebel organisation in Ethiopia, has demanded that elections be held in Tigray “immediately.”
He emphasised that the Tigrayan people must be governed by leaders of their choosing.
According to a statement made on Facebook on Monday, he claimed that, in accordance with the Pretoria peace deal, the interim government may only rule for a period of time between six months and a year.
“On the basis of self-rule, we have to go to elections immediately,” Mr Debretsion said, adding that the interim administration” has to complete its task within that time and transfer whatever remained.”
“What has been there has been destroyed for the sake of peace.
“The people of Tigray have to be led by people of their own choice. Even TPLF should not govern,.” he added.
The interim administration has not yet responded to the remarks made by the TPLF chairman.