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The Merger having collapsed, Let us now focus on what Matters most to the Democratic Transition

The Merger having collapsed, Let us now focus on what Matters most to the Democratic Transition

Tsegaye Regassa Ararssa


The fact that TPLF has stepped out of the EPP project has made matters easy for everyone.

Now, legally, the evolution (i.e., merger) of EPRDF parties into EPP has officially failed. The merger process has collapsed.

PM Abiy can now go ahead and form his new party as he is free to do that.

However, he can't any more use the various organs of EPRDF to do that. Moreover, he cannot dissolve the parties that are members of the EPRDF coalition by mere fiat.

He is better advised not to disorient, dis-organize, and disempower the existing parties within, or outside EPRDF, just because they are not serving his personal-ideological purposes.

Also, he should desist from attempting to mobilize the membership, the resources, the money, the assets, and the offices of the existing parties in order to set up, establish, and consolidate his own new political party (called EPP).

If he disbands EPRDF altogether, that is bad for himself because, then, it means he disbands his own government, thereby leading to an immediate dissolution of Parliament and forcing him (and us) into an early election.

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If he chooses otherwise, he has to reunite EPRDF and go into the May 2020 Election as EPRDF-- if only to lose.

Now, it is time for Lemma, Mufriat, TPLF, and other dissidents to step up and use the EPRDF organs to redirect the trends and bring about the much needed sanity to the party, the government, and the country. It's their task now to restore a semblance of legality, order, and stability within, and outside of, their parties and their government.

The 'affiliate parties' that have so far been mobilized to join EPP should be left alone to do the work of administering their regions without any undue influence by the PM, as they prepare the peoples of their regions for the May 2020 Election.

The PM should also refrain from agitating one member party against the other. There was eough blood letting already in this saga of power struggle within the inner core even beyond the contention over the merger.

The other member parties should re-examine their priorities as they consider engaging the PM, especially in the area of his polarizing speeches that spread intolerance, mistrust, hostility, and violence over the last one year and a half.

The parties that are not in government should press the incumbent not to invite a collapse of government, dissolution of Parliament, or power vacuum otherwise. They should also be ready to assemble a transitional government of sorts in the event that any of the above scenarios come to pass.

People ought to remain alert and should watch the developments carefully so that the prospect of transitting to democracy is irreversibly put back on track.

In the meantime, in the interest of peace, social harmony, and of keeping alive the hope of transitioning to democracy, EPRDF must act decisively to remove Abiy Ahmed from his position as a leader of the EPRDF and the Government.



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#ሰበር_መረጃ KMN:- Nov.21/2019
የኢህአዴግ ስራ አስፍፃሚ ኮሚቴ ባለፈዉ ቅዳሜ ስለ ዉህደት ፓርቲዉ ስብሰባ አድርጎ በአብላጫ ድምፅ (ስንት እንደሆነ ያልተነገር) እና 6 ተቃዉሞ ወደ ኢህአዴግ ምክርቤት ማምራቱ የሚታወስ ሲሆን በእለቱም የኢህአዴግ ምክርቤት በዉህደቱ ላይ እንዲወያይ መርቶ ንበር:: የምክርቤቱ ስብሰባም ህዳር ቅዳሜ ህዳር 13/2012 እንደሚደርግ በሚዲያ ተገልፆ ነበር::

ሆኖም ይህ የስብሰባ ቀን በማይታወቅ መልኩ እና የድርጅቱን አካሄድ ባልተከተለ መልኩ ከቅዳሜ ህዳር (13/2012) ወደ ዛሬ ሐሙስ ህዳር 11/2012 እንዲዘዋወር ትንናት EPRDF Official ተገለፀ:: በዚህ ስብሰባ ላይ እንደማይገኙ በደብዳቤ የገልፁት የሕወሓት መሪዎች ባሌሉበት እና የመደመርን (የብልፅግና ፓርቲን) በሁኑ ሰዓት መደረግ የለበትም ብለዉ ሲቃወሙ የነበሩት የሀገር መከላከያ ሚኒስትር እና የኦዴፓ ምክትል ሊቀመንበር ክቡር አቶ ለማ መገርሳ እና የሰላም ሚኒስትሯ እና የደህኢዴን ሊቀመንበር የሆኑት ክብርት / ሙፈሪያት ካሚል ለስራ ጉዳይ ወደ ዉጪ ሀገር በተላኩበት ስብሰባዉ ከቅዳሜ ወደ ሀሙስ እንዲያጥር ተደርጎ የነሱን ወሳኝ ድምፅ ለማፈን ብቻ ባሌሉበት ሆነ ተብሎ ስብሰባዉ በዛሬዉ እለት እየተካሄደ ዉሏል:: ለስብሰባው መድረስ የማይችሉት እነዚሁ ቁንጮ ባለስልጣናት ሆነ ተብሎ ከዉሳኔ ሰጪነት እንዲገለሉ በማሰብ የስብሰባው ቀን ህጋዊ አካሄዱ ተቀይሮ እንዲደርግ ተወስኗል::

ከዚህ ዜና ጋር በተያያዘ የሶማሌ ክልል ምክትል ፕረዘዳንት ክቡር አቶ ሙስጠፌ ኡመር ከሄዱበት ዱባይ በሽምግልና መልክ ሰዎች ተልከዉ እንደመልሷዋቸዉ ታማኝ ምንጭ KMN አረጋግጠዋል::


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