There’s little hope that Ethiopia’s June 21st elections can credibly reflect the will of the people
Sagaleen Oromoos Addunyaatti dhahamtee jirti.
Seeneetiin USA har’a waltajjichii gaggeessan irratti dhugaa jirtu dubbataniiru.
“Abiyyi qeerrootu aangootti fide garuu Abiyyi deebi’ee qeerruma san ajjeesuu, hidhuu eegalee, qeerroon isa aangootti fidde amma gariin Abiyyiin ajjeefamaniiru, gariin hidhaa jiru, gariin Roorrootu bosonatti baqqachiise” jachuun dhugaa Oromoo dubbachuun irratti mar’achaa oolan. Abiyyi rakkina Ethiopia bira dabree rakkina gaafna Afrikaa (Horn of Africa) akka ta’eetti irratti mari’achaa oolan. Rakkoo jirtu Addunyaa hubatte jirti Abiyyi aangoo irraa bu’ee gocha suukkanneessaa duguuggaa Sanyii (Genocide) ummata nagaa irratti raawwateef mana murtii yakkaa Idil-Addunyaa (International Cirminal court) dhaabbachuun gaafatamu dhufaa jira
Hogganoota Ol aanoo ABO Kanneen Manni murtii Bilisaan Gad dhiisee Tikni Mootummaa Guyyaa Muraasa Dura mana hidhaa qilinxoo Fuulduraa akkauma Bahaniin Ukkamsee Dhabamsiise Mana Hidhaa Gammoojjii Naannoo Mata Haaraatti Argamu Awaash Arbaa iddoo Oromoota Kumaatamaan Itti Dararamaa jiran sanatti Hidhamanii argamuun Beekamee jira!
Maqaa hidhamtoota M/murtii fdederaalaa olaanaa dadhachi Caffee Muudaa bilsaan lakkisee poolisiin ugguruun gammoojjii Awaash Arbaa geessuun dararaa jiru
Dr, fayyeeraa mokoonin
Inspeektar Dorombos cuukoo
Chariinat Tarrafee kanneen jedhaman yoo tahu ammaan duras Itti gaafatamaa Sab quunnamtii hawaasaa ABO jaal Battee Urgeessaa fi Gafarsoo Dabalaa dabalatee namoonni biroon jaha caamsaa 16/2021 mana hidhaa Buraayyuu irraa fudhatamanii gara kaampii waraanaa gammoojjii Awaash Aarbaa geeffamuun
A spokesperson for the EU has told the 𝕿𝔥𝔢 𝕱𝔦𝔫𝔣𝔦𝔫𝔫𝔢 𝕴𝔫𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔠𝔢𝔭𝔱 𝕾𝔱𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 that it’s no longer practically feasible to deploy an Election Expert Mission to Ethiopia for the June 21 general elections.
“The deployment of a technical EU EEM would take a minimum of four weeks [including one week to complete quarantine], and we are now only 24 days before the election date. Therefore, deployment of such a mission is no longer practically feasible”, said Gesine Knolle, EU COM press officer for foreign affairs and security policy, in an emailed response to 𝕿𝔥𝔢 𝕱𝔦𝔫𝔣𝔦𝔫𝔫𝔢 𝕴𝔫𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔠𝔢𝔭𝔱 𝕾𝔱𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫.
This will mean that the European Union will send neither an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) nor an Election Expert Mission (EU EEM) to assess that electoral processes ahead of the June 2021 polls meet international standards. Earlier this month, the European Union cancelled its plans to send a team of observers after Ethiopian authorities “refused the fulfilment of the standard requirements for any EU EOM”.
Spokesman of Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, Ambassador Dina Mufti, said in a subsequent press conference that the EU then requested to send a team of election experts consisting of 4-6 members. While the European Union was awaiting response from Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, the Election Board moved the date of the elections by two weeks to June 21. With Ethiopian authorities showing no signs of willingness to cooperate with the European Union, the latter has decided that it has now become practically impossible to send the experts to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is facing one of the most trying times in recent memory on the diplomatic front. Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Menendez said in a hearing today that there’s little hope that Ethiopia’s 2021 elections can credibly reflect the will of the people. The U.S. has also imposed a visa restriction on Ethiopian officials and economic sanctions over their handling of the humanitarian crisis in Tigray and the security situation in many parts of the country. The European Union may also follow suit and impose sanctions on Ethiopian officials.
“The EU stands ready to activate all its foreign policy tools. Discussions are ongoing” said Ms. Knolle in response to an enquiry on what course of action the EU is considering.
The European Union provided a grant of 20 million Euros to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia in the hopes that the elections would be credible and democratic. However, evidence suggests it’s anything but. In the words of Sen. Menendez, it’s a coronation for the regime.