Zeru Hagos Nov 18, 2019
The following is a direct quote from the Amharic version of EPP bylaw.
· የፓርቲው ብሔራዊ ጉባዔ፣ የክልል ጉባዔዎችና እና ከዞን እስከ ቀበሌ ያሉ ኮንፈረንሶች በዋነኛነት የህዝብ
ቁጥርንና የአባላት ብዛት መሰረት ያደረገ ሆኖ አናሳ ቁጥር ያላቸውን ብሄር፣ ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች
አባላት ውክልና ባረጋገጠ መልኩ ይዋቀራሉ፣
· የፓርቲው የስራ ቋንቋ ክልሎች በህገ መንግስታቸው የስራ ቋንቋ ይሆናሉ ብለው ያጸደቋቸው ቋንቋዎች
· ክልሎችና የአካባቢ ቅርንጫፍ ፓርቲ ፅ/ቤቶች የየራሳቸውን ተጨባጭ ሁኔታ ታሳቢ በማድረግ ቢያንስ
አንድ የፓርቲውን የስራ ቋንቋ በተጨማሪነት መጠቀም አለባቸው።
· የፓርቲው ብሔራዊ አስቸኳይ ጉባዔ ቢያንስ በሶስት አራተኛ(3/4) ድምጽ ፓርቲው እንዲፈርስ ሊወስን
What interested me is why the smaller nationalist parties are joining this party? What are the ADP folks seeing that promotes the Amhara interest in this? Why is ODP killing itself in broad daylight?
The party wants to limit membership based on the population but what population? Are they going to divide Ethiopians based on Ethnicity? I thought they were liberalist or "zega" party based on the individual? Who is to stop ADP or ODP to 'recruit' millions of fake names as party members from their respected ethnic community and become party leaders? How can ODP and ADP claim representation of all Oromos and Amharas? Weird!
The party also wants to respect the federal constitution but it also wants to impose a second working language? Imagine uncle Gobena preaching in Amharic in Wollega or Ato Buayalew preaching in Oromnga in Gondar! Are they planning to send emissaries from Addis to regional offices who can’t speak the local language?
The only good thing out of this is there is a chance the Amharic language will become a truly national language. That is, if ODP wins a majority vote in Oromia and joins EPP! The ODP wing of EPP will have no choice but to accept Amharic as a second language officially. Oromo elites are you reading the document?
EPP is an Ahadawi Party, period! The multinational federation will be scraped if it wins a majority vote. Now is the time to fight tooth to nail!It will be late once this party controls the economy and political life of the country through machination.
TPLF is quoted to have said the unitary party will fall apart in no time. I think EPP will have no chance to win the majority vote unless Abiy cheats again and competes in the coming election as EPRDF and betrays it later to become EPP. Federalist forces must do everything not to give the country on a silver platter to revisionist and mercenary forces. The sacrifices of the gallant revolutionaries of our time must not be in vain. Ethiopia deserves better.
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