Ato Seye and Dr Negasso Joins UDJ! Shuns Arena and ONC/OFDM
DR Negasso former president of Ethiopia and Ato Seye former head of EFFORT, an endowment conglomerate, left EPRDF some eight years ago.
Ato Seye as we all know was charged for corruption and spent some six years in jail defending his case and Dr Negasso after finishing his term as president is now serving as an MP in the Ethiopian parliament. Today both have decided to join a little known new opposition block called UDJ shunning other political organizations. Ato Seye joining UDJ is essentially disapproving ARENA Tigrai a new opposition organization founded by his former comrades Ato Gebru and W/ro Aregash. Similarly Dr Negasso who aspire the same wishes -politically speaking, as that of Ato Bulcha and Dr Merera is shunning ONC and OFDM!
MEDREK, the coalition, is formed to fill the gap the now defunct coalition “kinjit” used to hold. Kinjit was hailed and promoted as “biggest opposition” in Ethiopia by many western newspapers during election 2005. Similarly Medrek is being touted as the next “big opposition” by their handlers. Out of the blue Ato Seye and Dr Negasso joining UDJ is considered a big blow to the Governing party EPRDF!This after Seye and Negasso left the party some eight years ago!
Since Seye and Negasso left EPRDF, the party has transformed itself and the country! Infact PM Meles and many senior leaders will leave their post within five years! While PM Meles and others are leaving the leadership role of their party to new and young, Dr Negasso and Ato Seye are clinging to any political organization that may bring them back to power. If you ask us, It seems power by any means is the driving reason for Ato Seye and Dr Negasso wanting to join UDJ! Else, tell us what Ato Seye and Dr Negasso see in UDJ an organization that is formed by Kinjit/Derge and EPRP left over’s? Why was ARENA not good enough for Seye? Have your say!