ABBAA FARDAA: GAAFA SIMAANA ADDA BILISUMAA OROMO FINFINNEETTI FARDAA ISAAN RAAJII HOJJETE
Mr. Lamma, the Oromo horseman from Meta made us all proud!
Thank you OBN for presenting this great horseman. Glad to know that he came all the way from Meta–Ada’a barga. His name is “Lamma”, so is the current preso of Oromia. My dad is from Meta — one of the Tulama clans whom the German traveler Johann Ludwig Krapf wrote, when he visited Finfinne in 1840 (his book was published in 1860?), were among the original inhabitants of what’s today Finfinne/Addis Ababa (Krapf listed these: Abbiichu, Woberi, Gelan, Dembichu, Finfinne, Mulofalada, Metta Robi, Wogidi, Metta and Kuttai)
I have been fighting for Oromia’s ownership over Finfinne– but I believe that this horseman graced our fight with this towering and historical image.
He rode on his horse over 45km from Meta to Finfinne to welcome veteran OLF leaders on that day by the way. I feel like he represented me on that public event— esp so when I see his gymnastically rising horse over the skies of that Oromo city.
ABBAA FARDAA: ABBAA FARDAA FULBAANA 5 BARA 2011 GAAFA SIMAANA ADDA BILISUMAA OROMO FINFINNEETTI FARDAA ISAAN RAAJII HOJJETE.!!!