Politics, in my mind, is necessarily divisive. feel free to disagree with me. That’s the truth about politics and power struggle.
What we see in oromo polotics is that you divide the people against your political opponents so that they will lean to your side, giving you the power to lead them. It is only when power is given to leaders, then we pray that leaders have what it takes to lead people to goodness, and perhaps greatness. Inclusiveness will be one of such human greatness.
In fact, by dividing the people into people who seemingly “politicise” because they spoke in disagreement, and people who seemingly do not because they spoke in agreement, Oromo political leaders are guilty of polarising the community into “reasonable” and “unreasonable” people.
I fundamentally believe, everyone is reasonable if we listen hard enough. As our leaders, my hope is that they have the will to do so, and to gain the trust of the people again. Only then, can we build consensus and unite the people of oromo in general.
Via: Kiya Segni