October 04, 2019
By: Ewnetu Sime
As we all know, Eskinder Nega is one of the most prominent Ethiopians and advocate of Social Justice. Eskinder has been at the forefront of political activism over the past 27 years. He was jailed by ethino-centric EPDRF regime for being a champion of human rights and a voice for voiceless for fellow all Ethiopians regardless of ethnicity, religion etc. Eskinder received many awards from respected international institutions for his tireless and selfless work. He strongly criticized the current EPDRF leaders who dressed up with full of sweet talk but has not shown tangible solution for ongoing problems in Ethiopia political conflicts. In fact, the Oromo extremists group and their foreign sponsors appears to be running the country to even more problems. The current regime has shown extreme patience as extremist take the streets , publicly spread hatred messages, and political bandits robbed several Banks in broad day light. Millions of people has been displaced and killed throughout the country by their hateful propaganda.
Concerned Ethiopians wrote letters to current Prime Minster and issued Press release with several recommendations to help address the political crisis that is threatening the very existence of Ethiopia. The response so far is unsatisfactory. By account of most people , the government occupied itself by none priority tasks. In the meanwhile, the extremists and their foreign sponsors are busy in encouraging ethnic disputes which might escalate to civil war and possible genocide as seen in Rwanda.
Eskinder and his thousands of followers are organized under civic organization called Balderas Council to stop extremists actions in peaceful manner. His organization is none-ethnic. Eskinder has demonstrated dedication, bravery and ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice for sake of protecting human rights for Ethiopians.
Ethiopia current prime minister has been preaching for a year to correct misrule of the past TPLF’S dictatorship and to establish democratic governance. The preaching ended up to be empty. Sadly, he has not put the interest of Ethiopia ahead of his own OPDO party and millions get internally displaced and knocked down to live in abject poverty. Like many, I am angry with his sweet rhetoric as his security agents and police force arrested peaceful opponents. The Oromo extremist groups are attempting to replicate the past 27-years of TPLF’s rule marred with corruption, human right violations and ethnic discrimination.
It is time for all Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia to stand behind Eskinder’s organization. Addis Ababa faces the greatest danger in its history by the extremists group. Addis Ababa is a cosmopolitan multinational and multicultural city. It is time who care for our beloved mother land to support the grassroots resistance led by Balderas Council from pushing the country into going deep civil strife . We shall be part of the upcoming pro -democracy protest on October 2, 2012 Ethiopian calendar organized by Balderas Council.
Ethiopia will prevail! The powerful would be vanquished!