It’s too early to comment on what Dr. Abiy’s (Designated Prime Minister of Ethiopia) political achievement could look

It’s too early to comment on what Dr. Abiy’s (Designated Prime Minister of Ethiopia) political achievement could look like in the expected position.

It’s too early to comment on what Dr. Abiy’s (Designated Prime Minister of Ethiopia) political achievement could look like in the expected position. But one thing is clear. It seems he is left with only two possibilities. If he succeeds he could lead the much anticipated transformation from the so called ‘Democratic centralism’ to self rule (decentralization). If not and maintain the status quo, the power of people (especially the Oromo’s), which has the key role for his ascending to this power could turn 0-tolerant and end the EPRDF rule for good.

Yaya Beshir

Dr. Abiy Ahmed is an Oromo, But he is not Oromos’ Prime Minister!

I did not like how the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as the chairman of the EPRDF and as the Prime Minister designate of Ethiopia, pending approval by the Parliament, is being framed and set up by both local and international media and the implication of his election on the demands of the Oromo people in Ethiopia.

Irrespective of whichever media outlets one might reads, the following five key connections are either implied or purposely made about the connection between the election of Dr. Abiy and demands of the Oromo people. And they are all wrong.

1. Dr. Abiy was not elected to represent the Oromo people. He is an Ethiopian Prime Minister representing the entirety of the Ethiopian people including the Oromo people. The Oromo people did not nominate or elect him to represent them in the Office of the Prime Minister. He is elected as an individual, possibly representing the OPDO, the Oromo wing of the EPRDF. Therefore, it is wrong to assume that Dr. Abiy is becoming the chairman of the EPRDF and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia by representing the Oromo people.

2. Dr. Abiy was not elected to calm down and sooth the Oromo people and the Oromo protests. To begin with, the demands of the Oromo people was not to elect Dr. Abiy to the office of the prime minister. Second, it is wrong to assume that the Oromo people will be calmed down and being soothed by the election of an Oromo individual to the office of the Prime Minister unless the office Dr. Abiy represents, the Office of Ethiopian Prime Minister, responds to the demands of the Oromo people and all the demands of the #OromoProtests are addressed. In fact, the Oromo protests will continue their struggle until the political, economic and social exclusion and marginalization of the Oromo people in Ethiopia ends. The Oromo people knows he is an Oromo but he does not represent the interests of the Oromo people alone. As a Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy represents the interests of all Ethiopian people. The Oromo people will not expect either specific favor other than what he could do for all Ethiopians or being disappointed if he fails to deliver on any of his promises. But, with Dr. Abiy in the office of the Prime Minister, the Oromo people will work with him to end those marginalization and exclusions. The same holds true about the demands of all other Ethiopian people. Simply put, the struggle will continue including by working with him to address the demands of our people for justice, equality and freedom.

3. Dr. Abiy’s success or failure as the Prime Minister is not Oromo people’s success or failure. Dr. Abiy’s success or failure as the Prime Minister is just that. It is his individual success or failure. The Oromo people will not be praised for his success nor condemned because of his failures. But, will I be, as an Oromo, happy at his success? Triple Yes! Yes! And Yes! In fact, I will do everything in my power for him to succeed to advance the causes of equality, justice and freedom in Ethiopia. I believe the Oromo people, the same as all other Ethiopians, will do the same and work hard for his success. Other than that, attributing his failure or success to the Oromo people will be totally wrong.

4. Dr. Abiy, as an individual, is not a superman to do miracle in solving Ethiopia’s multifaceted problems. Rather, his administration, the ministerial cabinet and other executive authorities he appoints, the support of progressive forces in the EPRDF, and the support his administration gets from the Ethiopian public including from those in the opposition will determine whether his administration succeeds or fails. Therefore, instead of focusing on what Dr. Abiy could do or not do, let’s look into what we could do both as an individual and as group to help him and his administration bring the much needed transformative regime change in Ethiopia.

5. Dr. Abiy is not an Oromo Prime Minister. He is an Ethiopian Prime Minister. Designating him as an Oromo Prime Minister is a tacit attempt to imply that the Oromo people assumed political power in Ethiopia. That is simply wrong. The Oromo people, together with other Ethiopians, are struggling to establish the government of the people for the people by the people iHn Ethiopia. The Ethiopian people’s political power to elect and remove from office their representatives through democratic elections are yet to be secured or even formally acknowledge by the current Ethiopian regime. Therefore, implying as if the election of Dr. Abiy signifies the transfer of the political power to the Oromo people is totally wrong.

I hope both the international and local media will not make these and similar mistakes as they continue to report on this issue.

Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni

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ጉድና ጭራ ከወደኋላ ይባል አይደለ? ሰሞኑን የኦሮሞ ሕዝብን ስነልቦናዊ ጥንካሬውን ለማለሸቅ ሆን ተብሎ በተለያዩ የዜና መሰራጫዎች ስነዛ የነበረው የኢህአዴግ የድርጅቱ ሊቀመንበር እና ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ምርጫ ብዙ ብዙ የሕዝብን የፖለቲካ ግንዛቤንና ትኩረቱን ለመስለብ የተጠቀሙበት ውሸት የሞላበት መሆኑን ምንጮች አመልክተዋል ። ይህ የኢህአዴግ ዝግ ስብሰባ ያን ያህል ጊዜ የወሰደበት ምክንያት ስለጠቅላይ ሚንስትሪ ምርጫ ሳይሆን ስለድርጅቱ የወደፊት ሕሊውናና የኦሮሚያ ቄሮዎች ንቅናቄ ማዕበል እና ስለኦነግ እንቅስቃሴን በሰፊው ለመምከር መሆኑን ጦቅሞዋል። እንጂ ስለዶክተር አብይ አህመድ መመረጥ ላይ ምንም ዓይነት ግጭቶች በሕወሓት በኩልም ሆነ በለሎች ድርጅቶች ገጠመ ነገር አለመኖሩንም የምስጥሩ ምንጭ አመልክተዋል ። የዶክተር አብይ ምርጫ አሁን በሶሻል ሚዲያ ሆን ተብሎ እንደተራጋበ ስይሆን ቅደም ተብሎ በሚስጥር ያለቀለት መሆኑን ምንጩ ጦቅሟል። ሌላ ምንጩ እንደጦቆመው ገና እነለማ #Team ተብሎ በኦሮሚያ የፖለቲካ ትኩሳት ወቅት ወደ ሥልጣን ስመጡ ዶክተር አቢይን በተወሰኑ ወቅት ውስጥ እያገላባበጡ አቶ ለማ መገርሳን ሽሮ ዶክተር አቢይን ወደ ኦህዴድ ሊቀመንበርነት ስያመጡት ጊዜ ያለቀለት ጉዳይ መሆኑን ገልፆዋል። ነገሩ አሁን በስንት ሽኩቻ ኦህዴድ ሕወሓትን አሸንፎ ቦታውን ያዘ ማለት የኦሮሞ ሕዝብን ስነልቦናዊ የፖለቲካ ጥንካሬውን ለመስረቅና ለካስ ኦህዴድም ጠንክሮ ወያኔን የመምታት ጡንቻ ፈጥሯል እንድባልለት ሆን ተብሎ በአገር ውስጥና በውጭ በደራጁአቸው ካድሬዎች ቆጣራው እንዲህ ነው አባይ ፀሓዬ በለማና በአቢይ ላይ የሃይላንድ ላስትክ ወረወረ ሁሉ የፈጠራ ወሬዎች ናቸው ። ምንጩ እንዲህ ብሎም ጥያቄ ያነሳል። ኦህዴድ ብዙ የድርጅቱ ከፍተኛ ካድሬዎች ሳይቀሩ በሕወሓት ወያኔ እየተንገላቱ ባለበት ሰዓት ኦህዴድ የምን ጡንቻ አፈርጥሞ ሕወሓት ይገዳደራል? ይህ ሁሉ የካድሬዎች የፈጣራ ወሬዎች ናቸው እንጂ እነሱ በጣም ጥብቅ በሆነ ጥበቃ ውስጥ ሆኖ ነው ሥራቸውን ሲሰሩ የቆዩት ። እነሱን ያስጨነቃቸውና ማምለጫ ስፈልጉ ነበር ። በዚህ ጉዳይ ላይ ብዙ ይጠቅሙናል ያሉትን ሠነዶችን ሲያዘጋጁ ነው የሰነበቱት ። የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ አሁን አሁን የአቶ ለማ ጣፋጭ ንግግሮችም እንደ ሰለቻቸውና “ሰማይ ላም አለኝ ወተቱን አላይ” ዓይነት አባባል ነው የሆነብን ይላል ሕዝቡ አለኝ ምንጩ ። እንዳውም ይላል ምንጩ ኦህዴድ ማለት ሞቶ ያልተቀበረ እሬሳ ነው ። ያራሱን ትላልቅ የተባሉ ካድሬዎቹን እንኳን መከላከል ያልቻለ ከሕዝብ ልብ የወጣ ድርጅት ነው ይላል ። ለ27ዓመት ሙሉ ከኩማ ጀምሮ ሁሉም የኦሮሞ ሕዝብን መግደልና ማስገደል ውጭ የፈየዱት ነገር የለም እያሉ ባለበት ወቅት ኦህዴድ ሕወሓት ሊደፈጥጥ ነው ተብሎ የሚወራው ተቀጣሪ ካድሬዎች ለሞተው ድርጅት ነፍስ ሊዘሩበት ይፈልጋሉ። ይህ ነውር ነው ። በጠቃላይ የኢህአዴግ ድርጅት ጭንቀት ሆኖ ይህን ያህል የተሰበሰቡት የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ግንባር ወታደራዊ ብቃቱ መጨመሩና የልበገር ባዩ የቄሮ ንቅናቄ በከፍተኛ ስጋት ውስጥ ከቷቸው የመውጫ መላምቶችን ሲያሰሩ እንደነበረ ገልጸዋል ። እንዲሁም ለተመራጩ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትሩ ዶክተር አቢይ ሥራ ክንውን ለማመቻቸት ከአጠቃላይ ኦሮሚያ ዞኖች ተስሚነት አላቸው ተብሎ የታመኑና ለነሱ ቅርበት ያላቸውን የኦሮሞ አገር ሽማግሌዎችን በኮብራ መኪና በየቄያቸው እየዞሩ የኦህዴድ ካድሬዎች ወደ መቐሌ ሔደችሁ ልዩ ምክክር እናደርጋለን ብለው አሁኑ ሰዓት ወደ መቐሌ እንደወዱአቸውና ጉዳዩ ለሥልጠና መሆኑን ውስጥ አዋቂዎች ይናገራሉ ። ይህ ሥልጠና ለአዲሱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር የሥራ ክንውን ሕዝቡንና ቄሮን እንዲያግባቡ መሆኑንም ተውቆዋል። ምንጩ ቄሮና ሕዝባችን ከዚህ ዓይነቱ መሰሪ ሴራ ከወዲሁ አውቆ ራሱን እንዲጠብቅም ይመክራል ።
ካድሬዎቹ እንደሚያራግቡት ምንም ዓይነት ሽኩቻ በኦህዴድና ሕወሓት መሃል አነበረም። ተቅዶ የተሰራ ጉዳይ ነው።
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Dimtsi Woyane’s poll on Abiy Ahmed election.