Ethiopian PM Abiy revised his version claims “soldiers who marched on palace sought to ‘kill me’?

Hundreds protesting soldiers, some of them armed, went to see the prime minister – reportedly to demand a pay rise. The 42-year old leader doing push-ups with smiling men in fatigues and red berets, some of whom stood to snap photos on their mobile phones.

A week after he changed his version and claims:
 “The approach taken (by the soldiers) was not only unconstitutional and dangerous, but the intent was also to abort reforms,” Abiy address to parliament in which he gave details of the incident after making new version shows how he masters the situation though pushup. 

And added: “Had we not taken a cautious approach, it could have led to a dangerous situation. All this took place without a single bullet being fired and a single loss of life,” he said, adding unspecified forces “regretted missing out on the opportunity to kill” him.

But his actions have failed to curb violence between different ethnic groups against each other. About 2.8 million people out of a population of 100 million have been displaced since he came to power.

In June, a grenade attack attended by tens of thousands of his supporters rattled a rally moments after he finished giving a speech, killing two people. Last month, Ethiopian prosecutors charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Mr Abiy in a grenade attack at a rally in June.

In recent months, thousands of people were arrested on suspicion of involvement in violence in the capital and its outskirts that left dozens of people dead.

“Lawlessness is the norm these days. It is something that is testing the government,” Abiy said in parliament. “Unless we collaborate and work hand-in-hand, we may not exist as a country anymore.”

Prof. Muse