Addis Ababa, December 26, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) concluded on Sunday its two-day general meeting by re-electing Engineer Hailu Shawl as chairperson of the party.
Party first vice chairperson, Yakob Like told journalists on Sunday that his party will merge with Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (Unity Party).
He said the two parties need to be united as they have similar political programs.
Yakob said the party suspended some members from membership due to their ill-practices against the party's statute.
He said they can return to their membership if they ask for pardon and respect the statute.
Yakob said AEUP won’t negotiate with the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Forum).
Former Public Relations Head of the Party, Mesobework Kitaw, one of the members who said were not allowed to participate in the meeting, told journalists on Saturday that she was forbidden from attending the meeting without any written notification.