The Sidama Nation Is Moving In Unison Defying TPLF/EPRDF and Obdurate Unionists’ Anti-Sidama Campaign To Become a Regionally Self-Administrative.
January 29, 2019
The Sidama nation is peacefully and non-violently pushing forward with its national demand to be unconditionally and immediately responded by the SNNPRS’s council that is constitutionally entitled to fix a date for the Sidama national regional statehood (SNRS) referendum. The nation expects this to be realised as a matter of urgency; as it has been patiently waiting its constitutionally guaranteed quests for a regional self-rule to be responded for the last 27 years. The evidences to date prove that, the nation has been instead repeatedly responded with live bullets and various forms of dehumanising actions in addition to character assassinations by the Sidama enemies who blatantly blame the nation for the crime the nation is hardly involved. Actually the Sidama enemies plan and implement crimes to put the blame on Sidama.
Now the Sidama nation is changed for good; as it is on a stride toward asserting its rights to a regional self-rule that has been snatched away from the nation by the successive Abyssinian/Habesha rulers who have consolidated their seats in the heart of Oromo regional state, the famous Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) since late 1890s. Besides, whether the rulers or the other interest groups like it or not, the Sidama nation never returns back. Instead, it heroically moves in unison until it asserts its long overdue rights to its national regional self-rule by hook or crook.
Furthermore, the Sidama’s quest for a regional self-rule is internationally enshrined rights to be honoured, thus there is no power in Ethiopia or elsewhere that could hinder the Sidama from achieving its long overdue objectives. For the last 27 years, the Sidama nation has been demanding these rights to be addressed.
Therefore, since April 2018 after the new PM has assumed power and promised reform, the nation has put its demand in an unambiguous manner to be addressed and this is intensifying in Sidama land.
The following are parts of such peaceful yet valiant movements of the Sidama nation that is spreading all over the region.
The Sidama nation is demanding these rights to be addressed in Sidama customary manner (peaceful and non-violent). The nation has done so during various periods and this is moving in entire Sidama. For example, on January 28, 2019, the Sidama Ejjeetto held such conference asking the SNNPRS to urgently fix a date for the Sidama national regional statehood referendum. Further meeting that has involved the Sidama elders, high, middle and law level Sidama politicians as well as the Sidama Ejjetto has been conducted today in Dale district of the Sidama regional state for the same objective. Similar meetings are planned and are intensifying in entire Sidama. Therefore, we kindly, but firmly advise SNNPRS urgently fix a date for SNRS’s referendum.
Equally, the Sidama nation must push with its demand, always united in a peaceful and nonviolent manner without allowing the unionist criminals to sabotage their genuine quests for regional self-rule.
January 29, 2019
Via: Tsegaye Ararssa