On behalf of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy, Lij Teodrose Fikremariam sends his condolences to the family of Sultan Abdulkadir Humed and to the people of Afar. Known as a loyal and dedicated defender of the Afar people and a humble servant who led by putting Allah first, Sultan Abdulkadir Humed was instrumental in forging close ties between Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Yesterday afternoon, a large crowd filled the streets to pay their respects to a trusted leader and a beloved public figure. We pray Sultan Abdulkadir Humed rests eternally in peace, for his family to be comforted through this difficult time knowing that he lived a long and fruitful life. As the people of Afar, and Ethiopians and Djiboutians writ large, mourn his departure and celebrate his legacy, let us dedicate our lives to the peace and friendship that Sultan Abdulkadir Humed assiduously sought throughout his life.