By Yelfiwos Wondaya (December 21, 2008 )
As far as the upcoming election is concerned, it is a done deal as has happened during the 2005 election and for the record; I here by say publicly that it shall end in favor of TPLF/EPRDF as ever before again. Nothing is further from the truth. The election held in 2005 was over before it is even started and will happen now the same exact way as it was then in 2005. Obviously, we still see the same actors in several political groupings striving to assume power by devious route, all of whom were and still are in the hierarchy of the same organizations and continue to operate under the patronage of TPLF and foreign powers. After all, it is a forgone conclusion that the main assignment for those old buddies of TPLF/EPRDF in several organizations are also to sabotage the defined rules of their own made, and to perform divisive measures that cause disagreement and hostility within a group so to split the groups and thrown them into disarray. TPLF and collaborators continue to use them to work here, there and everywhere to let organizations going into a separate way. Isn’t that what happened almost to the entire organizations both inside Ethiopia and abroad? In this case, it does not take any genius to tell the motive behind this entire unpredictable shift made by the same atypical few, controversial and prosaic individuals in several organizations. The same old buddies of TPLF/EPRDF lurking behind all of those Loyal Oppositions must be exposed now and face the consequences including and up to expulsion and dismissal from their own respective organizations and beyond. Get rid of them and win the clarity we deserve to win the general war against enemy.
Besides, why allowing such and such devious political groupings whose political agenda is sinister and UnEthiopian to take root in any given organizations and furthermore giving them a free ride to spoil our plan of action aimed at the hear of our sworn enemy? Seeing what we saw in them in the past would have been good enough for us to tell which is which. So far what is done is done in favor of TPLF then in 2005. And also it must be known that the motive behind this entire hot and sticky move is to make up whatever arrangement is fit to satisfy some selfish personal interest as opposed to Ethiopian national interest. And they must be told right out.
Next, in order for genuine oppositions to lead the struggles in a cohesive fashion they must closely united and have to develop a working relation so that way they can become formidable and can pose some pragmatic gesture against enemy and collaborators. Before then, however, our genuine political organizations together with the general public must sort out whatever different political and ideological preferences they might have at the end and must make a joint decision and come to an agreement to work together. I believe any organization that does not abide by such an agreement is considered to be a public enemy.
Next, it is time to urge all of our genuine organizations be it political or civil to develop from a unity of organization into a unity of thought upon which they could acquire all the tools necessary to lead the struggle to victory. For that to happen, every concerned individual who believes in our unity and freedom must come out to be strong enough in his/her thought to repel the unfriendly gesture of some elements especially those self-centered elements that have lack of consideration for our national agenda.
Let us not allow TPLF and collaborators continuing to exploit the situation at hand and use those unscrupulous factions against the will of our country. We have seen factions of all walks of life playing an act of copycatting others and yet they are about to end up bedding with TPLF/EPRDF in due time. Make no bones to follow them every step of the way and expose their sinister act now. Let us join with our natural alliances on an equal basis and continue our national struggle against TPLF/EPRDF now. Refuse to associate yourself with those who are up to running the election in order to take up a parliament seat and bed with TPLF/EPRDF.
Unity is power!