Mr Negash Afewerki, Deputy Head of Economic Affairs of the PFDJ seeks political asylum in Norway after abandoning the dictatorial regime in Eritrea.
Mr Negash, who served at the crucial department of the ruling party for 15 years, was the second most trusted high ranking officer after Mr Hagos Gebrihiwot (Hagos Kisha).
The Head of the Economic Affairs of the PFDJ (Hagos Kisha) has been stunned by Mr Negash’s decision and made several fruitless attempts to convince him to return back to Asmara.
Mr Negash Afewerki is a graduate from Commercial School and he had served as an accountant at the Assab refinery before the Eritrean independence. He then deserted the Ethiopian Derg regime and lived in Auckland, USA, until he came back to Eritrea in 1992.