“We are ready to properly use both print and electronic media during the election campaign due to begin next Monday” heads of the parties told reporters.
President of the New Generation Party (NGP), Asfaw Getachew, said that his party is ready to carry out the election campaign using Amharic, Oromifa, Afar, and Somali languages.
He said NGP has fielded 130 young candidates aged between 25-30 years, including 23 candidates in Addis Ababa. Some 4 of the candidates delegated by the party for Addis Ababa are females.
Public Relations Head and Deputy Chairperson of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (MEDREK), Tilahun Endeshaw, said that in addition to using the free airtime and print space on state media, the party is ready to use leaflets and conferences for the campaign.
He said the party will use Amharic, Oromifa, Tigrigna and Sidamigna languages during the campaign
MEDREK has already fielded a total of 1,186 candidates across the country (303 candidates for seats in the parliament and 883 candidates for regional council), according to Tilahun.
Deputy Chairperson and Election Affairs Head of Blue Party, Sileshi Feyissa, said that his party will carry out the campaign using Amharic, Oromifa and English languages.
According to Sileshi, his party has fielded 400 candidates throughout the country, including 23 candidates in Addis Ababa. Some 4 of the candidates fielded in Addis Ababa are females.
Silesh finally called on the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), contesting political parties, the public and media to play their role for the peaceful and democratic conduct of the elections.