Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency to Quell Unrest
(Aigaforum Oct 09, 2016)- The decree the Prime Minister presented affirms the seriousness of the deteriorated security situation in the nation, and its objective is to discharge the legal responsibility of the government stipulated on the constitution Article 93/1-6 (Declaration of State of Emergency). As the highly organized, well financed and led mayhem was real since long ago, the state of emergency declaration should have done earlier. It shows how the government was caught unprepared to effectively and efficiently deal with the foreign designed and hateful groups amplified violent pandemonium. Although late is better than never, the institutions should learn from their past compounded failures to prudently and cautiously execute the decree.
Stating the rational the Prime Minister said: if the current trend does not cease now, Ethiopia will be like Syria and its existence as a nation will be compromised.
He openly admitted the mayhem is causing destructions to human lives including foreigners, and high values businesses are burned out, others are forced to close due to the deliberate foreign designed insurgency.
He openly affirmed to the long believed facts that the mayhem is financed and led by foreign well-organized, forces, and dealing with it using the usual police forces has become impossible.
He added: the state of emergency respects known rights but certain individual and political rights are disallowed.
In so doing, the government will endeavor to address the concerns of civic organizations and professionals by making dialogues with the society, especially with the oppositions, to meet national political renewals.
He stressed the deliberate work of the ENEMY and the immense harms it has caused to people and to the very existence of the nation. He recognized the “known enemies” of the republic are working deliberately to destabilize the nation.