The Executive Committee of the EPRDF announced that it has accepted the request of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to resign as premier and chairman of the party.
In his presser, Shiferaw Shigute, Head of the Office of the EPRDF Council said the Committee has accepted the request after a thorough discussion on the issue.
Prime Minister Hailemariam has announced his desire to resign from the posts of the premiership and party chairmanship this afternoon.
This makes Hailemariam the first premier and party chairperson in the country to submit letter of resignation.
Though the Committee accepted the Premier's request, Hailemariam will stay in office until the EPRDF Council and the parliament approved it, Shiferaw said.
Shiferaw assured that the request of the Prime Minister to resign from both posts doesn’t have any implication on the party and the government.