The statement came after the council of ministers imposed yet another six months nationwide state of emergency last night, which defence minister Siraj Fegessa, said would include a ban on protests and publications that incite violence.
"The best way to ensure stability at this time is not to declare state of emergency that was tested and failed", Mohammed wrote on Facebook earlier on Friday.
The approval is near-certain given that the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and its allies control all the seats in the legislature in Africa's second most populous country. However, "the state of emergency will be declared this morning as the security situation in the country is getting volatile", said the source. The government may also impose a curfew. "The state of emergency was tested a year ago".
He said he wanted to smooth the way for reforms.
"I myself want to become part of the solution", he said in announcing his resignation on Thursday.
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The prime minister's resignation followed a wave of strikes and demonstrations successfully demanding the release of more opposition leaders.
The declaration came after the Ethiopian Government as of late discharged many political detainees, including some noticeable restriction individuals.
Young men had blocked roads leading out of the capital with rocks and burning tires, disrupting public transportation.
The next day, Hailemariam announced his resignation.
Under a previous state of emergency, declared in October 2016 and lasting 10 months, thousands of Ethiopians were arrested by the military. "Otherwise, they would not discuss about the state of emergency". Dessalegn was elected as a compromise candidate who could balance the interests of various factions within the ruling coalition and maintain the status quo.