The Great Political Scandal in Ethiopia:
Join the dots and you can see the figure clearly.
(Serbessa K. April 16, 2019)
Prior to April 2018 (mainly in 2016 and 2017), the Oromo activists, politicians and professional in Diaspora made several open, public conferences and secret meetings with the participations of their “cells” with in the then EPRDF regime to come up with detailed strategies and plans how to achieve Oromo dominance in Ethiopia after TPLF led EPRDF regime is gone; and if that fails, how to secure an independent new country called 'Oromia'.
The International Oromo Lawyers Association organized meeting in London, UK “Oromo Conference for National Consensus” from 22 – 23 October 2016 and The First Oromo Leadership Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 11- 13, 2016 were two prominent meetings of the several open meetings and conferences.
The detailed plan was well kept secret from Ethiopians though the strategies were obvious for those who observe. They have successfully managed to achieve the initial objectives by April 2019 while majority of Ethiopians are blind of their action, considering the effort being as part of the popular Ethiopian people struggle against TPLF's led regime.
The Oromo Leadership Convention held in Atlanta in November 2016 agreed and organised specific structures to achieve those objectives; These were the Supreme council , The command post, Foreign and Diplomatic affair and Domestic affair which comprises Diaspora Oromo elites and Oromo politician in prominent position in Ethiopia, each with specific task. These secret organisations held several secret meetings and assessment of the implementation of their action plan on practice. All worked tirelessly specially the “cells” in EPRDF to achieve the initial objective. The "cells" in EPRDF were the current ODP leaders who worked secretly as hand and gloves with these groups.
They realised that TPLF's led regime will not be toppled by armed force which OLF have tried for more than three decades and failed. They concluded that the regime only can be crumbled from with-in EPRDF by using OPDO officials and members (who has the regional state structure to organise popular youth movement “Qerro” up to the remote rural village) and use other EPRDF members mainly ANDM to weaken TPLF’s influence. Other registered opposition Oromo parties like OFC inside the country also to play great part in organising grass root youth movement (Qerro).
They have realised as well the second resistance will be from citizen based Ethiopian political movements and non-ethnic affiliated citizen based population which could hinder their objectives. The strategies for this was to appease these parties by talking sweet language on Ethiopian unity, glory of the past and encourage fighting TPLF as the master evil as solution for all. For such purpose, the OPDO “cells” successfully managed to form alliance with ANDM at home and the ODF with Arebegnoch Ginbot 7 in Diaspora to dilute them and use them.
Those attractive speeches made by the OPDO Oromo leaders ( ኢትዮጵያዊነት ሱስ ነው) in regard to Ethiopian unity, historical and inclusive looking speech to appease unionist and the mass were part of this great scandal while covertly running the Oromo élites agenda. This resulted the two popular men from OPDO who belonged to the “cell” to national prominence. The outcome in April 2018, one become Prime minster (Dr. Abiy Ahmed) and the other, Lemma Megersa as President of Oromia (de facto leader of Ethiopia).
The Supreme council , The command post, Foreign and Diplomatic affair and Domestic affair formed by the November 2016 Oromo leadership convention in Atlanta worked hands in glove with their EPRDF "cells" and paid significant focus in the domain of media, civil uprising and military terrorist activity as strategies listed below and implemented them.
While majority of Ethiopians waged the struggle believing that Oromo movement as noble and decent while the covert Oromo elites mission have been for Oromo dominance once TPLF is away.
All the above are put in practice from April 2018 until now once ODP controlled the state power. Jawar Mohammed sometimes admit and boost during slip of tongues whenever he delivers speech in the public area and interview sessions. Jawar admitted his relationship with Dr. Abiy Ahmed prior to April 2018 but he refused to disclose give more information saying "ዝርዝር ኪስ ይቀዳል".
From April 2018 onwards, Abiy and Lemma have continued to desensitise Ethiopians by talking sweet and what Ethiopians want to hear while they are still on target for the Oromo elite mission. The Diaspora Ethiopians held meetings with Dr Abiy in US and Germany with hope our country is to change for good, but the reality is another king with covert ethnic dominance agenda is emerging. They talk unity and peace, while on the ground they displaced millions and killed thousands. Poor Abdi Ali, the then Somali region president (he is criminal too) was incriminated for the Somalia Ethiopians and Oromo conflict and displacement while OLF army and OPDO regional leaders were equally criminals in causing that mayhem. On their watch, millions displaced in Gedeo, South Ethiopia, Assossa, even in Wolega, near Addis Ababa in Burayu, in Gonder and now in Amhara region Kemisse and North Shewa.
The praise Abiy and Lemma get from deceived Ethiopians and international audience or government or Western media for their "democratic measure” they have taken is not sincere. Abiy and Lemma know and planned well who will benefit by releasing prisoners, opening the media and inviting banned political parties. The truth is more than 85% the benefiters are those who are in mission for Oromo agenda. Majority of the prisoners released were OLF members, while few journalists and human right activists from non-Oromo side released as well. Opening up media and free speech has helped the well organised Gulf Arab and Egypt financed OMN to advance hate and division than others. What others got "ለነሱ ሲዘንብላቸው ለኛ ትንሽ አካፋልን".
Inviting banned political parties, the most beneficiary is OLF which was given green light and all support to advance in the country without disarmament (this is great conspiracy and treason by these leaders). Other non-Oromo armed political groups disarmed. For the millions poor Ethiopians displacement and thousands death by OLF atrocities, a day will come all will be accounted for their act of commission and omission.
Abiy mystified the international audience by nominating female president, chair of Supreme Court judge and 50% female minsters in the cabinet; the truth are they are his “yes “ persons who will not confront him or challenge him in the cabinet. The writer is not undermining these female sisters due to their gender but the truth is Abiy is their god to whom they obey. As Hailemariam obeyed TPLF as he was with mind-set that "I, from the neglected part of Ethiopia (Wolyta) and belong to the minority Pentecostal religion is given the Prime minster post by angels and gods called TPLF in country no one like me offered such, therefore I should serve them unconditionally", the same mind set goes with our female minsters appointed by him.
Currently it is obvious who leads the country, set agenda, dominate the media and armed with in Ethiopia. Part one mission is achieved. They are in control of most issues : TPLF is away, they used ANDM effectively, dominated every aspect of socio-political agenda and paving the way for remaining mission.
The most important city in Ethiopia (economically, politically and socially and internationally) and its dwellers have to be handled accordingly. Abiy placed Mr Takele Uma, one of the OPDO “cell” as mayor of Addis Ababa illegally. Abiy dared to do even what Meles Zenawi didn’t dare. When Kinit (CUD) won the Addis Ababa assembly and mayoral responsibility in 2005 Election, Meles Zenawi suppressed Kinjit and made it impossible and the Kinjit refused to take Addis Ababa; Meles Zenawi didn’t put his own man; he acknowledged that in Addis EPRDF lost the election and until new mayor “elected” an independent person to be appointed as mayor which happened though it was for short time. Abiy trespassed all norms and assigned the OPDO "cell" Takele Uma who is not member of the Addis Abeba assembly. The purpose is there is mission to be accomplished.
It is so sad to see Addis Ababa, an international city being denied to have an independent mayor until next election who has the right knowledge, experience and attitudes for bigger metropolitan city and its residents. He assigned a young inexperienced man who doesn't express himself well, let alone lead such great city; it doesn't matter as long as he fulfils the mission, suppress any opposition specially citizens based politics.
The political party Abiy and Lemma lead, ODP (former OPDO) declared Addis Ababa belonging to Oromo region as planned in 2016 while in secret despite Addis Ababa being an Ethiopian capital. Abiy and Lemma have given confusing account when asked directly. The issue of "urban politics, demography and settling Oromo in Addis" have been denied contrary to the obvious reality. This is all to burden the people to accept Oromo dominance. Addis Ababa residents are smart and aware of the hidden mission clearly.
The Oromo elites are currently confronted with unexpected but terrifying and panic shock opposition against their agenda from Addis Ababa residents. Addis Ababa residents through the famous journalist and human right advocate Eskinder Nega (who was imprisoned 10 times by TPLF regime while Abiy and Lemma served the TPLF as medium ranked spy and security heads) peacefully and rightfully confronting their agenda. He is like Gibraltar stone. Abiy as Prime minster who tolerated millions displacement and thousands death without uttering any words against OLF (well they work in synergy), he barraged unexpected threat of his power as state to declare official war on the peaceful human right advocate Eskinder Nega and "Baladeras group" who advocate city dwellers legitimate demands. Abiy, unusually and surprisingly shown his emotion betraying him. Despite calls from known intellectuals from Diaspora who supported his "reform" and he agreed to meet and talk with Eskinder; what followed is total embarrassment to deny simple meeting rights and places. He used his official state apparatus, Police to deny their right to meet and later to send their "Qerro" force (whose leaders are unknown and it is not legitimately registered even in the government he runs). Although this seems surprise for most people, it is an implementation of well thought plan and strategies by the Oromo elites.
Dr Abiy and all Oromo politicians are pushing for Oromiffa to be the national working language. Abiy mixes this message in between preaching of unity, peace and solidarity to easily disseminate the message to desensitise the public to accept their agenda. They want to impose on the majority Ethiopian people to begin era of Oromo dominance in Ethiopia. People are happy to speak and use Oromiffa where there are majority residents are speakers, like in Oromia region but to impose on other people is another form of suppression. Why not Somligna, Tigregna, Sidamegna etc.
They have successfully dissipated and weaken citizen-based Ethiopian political parties from the agenda. They fragmented them easily. The prominent Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 (AG7) is easily disarmed (while OLF is armed). They used AG 7 leaders to campaign against Addis Residents like Eskinder Nega who is fighting for their right. Sadly the good professor, Berhanu is outsmarted and used to condemn Eskinder, not in a media like ESAT for which he has enormous access but on Oromo media.
Folks, join all these dots with line, see the big figure and reach to your conclusion. Ethiopia is in imminent danger. The state is under the control of Oromo elite who believes in Oromo dominance. Citizen based politics is almost dying. Abiy refused to form transitional government comprising all stake holders as it will deny their mission. The top agenda in the country is ethnic politics promoted by Fitawerari Jawar and his OMN media which works collaboratively with those on power.
It is not just Oromo brothers are on power that we should resist, but the Oromo dominance and possible disintegration of our country by their agenda. Look whatever they planned, they are putting it in practice. TPLF led for 27 years with such agenda and we are now being prepared for another regime to follow the same suit, possibly disintegration of our country. Ethiopia needs citizen based politics which treats every Ethiopians equal under the law.
It is worrying that the people who lives in Ethio-Somale, Southern Ethiopia, Afar, Gambella and Benshagul who are next onslaught from Oromo elites for thier expansionist agenda; they have done enough on the those people whom they call "Ethiopianist or chauvinist or Minilik Sefaris"
Ethiopian of all ethnicity, gender, age, ability, religion, political opinion be aware and avert such disaster, and once again save the country from this evil agenda to dominate others and possibly disintegrate our country. For those on power, lets learn from TPLF and their leaders, please don't let the country to vicious circle. Let you be what you preach in public and ditch the hidden agenda.
AG7: Patriotic Ginbot 7
ANDM: Amhara national democratic movement
CUD: Coalition for unity and Democracy
EPRDF: Ethiopian people revolutionary Democratic Front
ODF: Oromo democratic front
ODP: Oromo Democratic Party
OFC: Oromo Federalist Congress
OLF : Oromo Liberation front
OPDO: Oromo democratic party
TPLF: Tigray People Liberation Front