Commander Assefa Seifu’s exclusive interview with Wendimagegn Gashu (ESAT)

Commander Assefa Seifu’s exclusive interview with Wendimagegn Gashu (ESAT)- . 17 May 2019

 

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Greetings Commander Assefa Seifu: It is most gratifying to see you in this interview with ESAT as articulate and as patriotic as ever for Ethiopia with enduring, unchanged, and timeless devotion to our Motherland Ethiopia. Since we have not been in contact for years, I may have to remind you that I was your partner doing law paper at the HSIU Law School. You are absolutely correct in your great concern of the current political maneuver to change the status and demography of Addis Ababa by the Leaders in power in the current Ethiopian Government. I sympathize with PM Abiy Ahmed and all those who support him and all those who have the well-being and survival of Ethiopia at heart. I do see them, however, losing grounds by default—not taking positive action to reinforce that devotion to Ethiopian integrity and survival.
    There is no question that Meles Zenawi personally must be held responsible for all the destructive hither unleashed on all of us. But I do see also tremendous patriotism to hold Ethiopia together as Sovereign Nation/State from the ongoing resurgences in Afar Youth, Amhara Youth, Somali Youth, Oromo Youth (other than the Querroos) Wolayita Youth, Gurage Youth, Sidama Youth, Hadiya youth et cetera. What I realized in my recent studies and renewed observations, which was not clear to my foggy understanding of Ethiopian Muslims, in generalized form is that I know now for sure the greatest defenders of Ethiopia are the Ethiopian Muslims especially, as manifested in their renewed unitary reorganization conferences and meetings. My disappointment is with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Leaders and the many devotees of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, for they seem to recede from facing the greatest national threats coming from subversive Groups such as OLF, TPLF, Jawar/OMN etcetera.
    Addis Abeba is defenseless against any organized insurrections. The traditional defenders of Addis Ababa who were mostly Oromos from the surrounding region and Shewa Amharas are now infiltrated by new commers who are mostly displaced rural Oromos from Somali Kilil and some strategically placed members of OLF who have no sympathy or understanding of the democratic and demographic mix of Addis Ababa. Commander Assefa, I hope you will continue your work on Ethiopian Unity and about the Constitutional rights of Addis Ababa Population. I have written several essays posted in some Websites on the current Ethiopian Leaders. Wishing you the best.
    Tecola

  2. Greetings Commander Assefa Seifu: It is most gratifying to see you in this interview with ESAT as articulate and as patriotic as ever for Ethiopia with enduring, unchanged, and timeless devotion to our Motherland Ethiopia. Since we have not been in contact for years, I may have to remind you that I was your partner doing law paper at the HSIU Law School. You are absolutely correct in your great concern of the current political maneuver to change the status and demography of Addis Ababa by the Leaders in power in the current Ethiopian Government. I sympathize with PM Abiy Ahmed and all those who support him and all those who have the well-being and survival of Ethiopia at heart. I do see them, however, losing grounds by default—not taking positive action to reinforce that devotion to Ethiopian integrity and survival.
    There is no question that Meles Zenawi personally must be held responsible for all the destructive hither unleashed on all of us. But I do see also forces countering the legacy of Meles Zenawi. There is a swelling wave of tremendous patriotism to hold Ethiopia together as Sovereign Nation/State from the ongoing resurgences in Afar Youth, Amhara Youth, Somali Youth, Oromo Youth (other than the Querroos) Wolayita Youth, Gurage Youth, Sidama Youth, Hadiya Youth et cetera. What I realized in my recent studies and renewed observations, which was not clear to my foggy understanding of Ethiopian Muslims before, in generalized form is that I know now for sure the greatest defenders of Ethiopia are the Ethiopian Muslims especially Wolloies, as manifested in their renewed unitary reorganization conferences and meetings. My disappointment is with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Leaders and the many devotees of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, for they seem to recede from facing the greatest national threats coming from subversive Groups such as OLF, TPLF, Jawar/OMN etcetera.
    Addis Abeba is defenseless against any organized insurrections. The traditional defenders of Addis Ababa who were mostly Oromos from the surrounding region and Shewa Amharas are now infiltrated by new comers who are mostly displaced rural Oromos from Somali Kilil and some strategically placed members of OLF who have no sympathy or understanding of the democratic and demographic mix of Addis Ababa. Commander Assefa, I hope you will continue your work on Ethiopian Unity and About Addis Ababa Population. Wishing you the best.
    Tecola

  3. The Good commander (God knows what he commanded) appears to be a victim of senility! He is confused about what is going in the country or Addis (Sheggar/Finfinnee) he is conflating the administrative disorders of the city to Oromo political agendas. No single Oromo organizations declared the removal or disenfranchise the residents of the city! What is clearly stated by Oromo Political Parties is that Addis Ababa is an umbilical cord that provides a link to every essential service to Oromia and Ethiopia! The anatomical/territorial linkage of the City to both entities, Oromia and Ethiopia are recognizable. What is need is a dialogue to mitigate the contentious dilemmas facing the political class.
    There is this excessive emphasis on having an election to solve the dispute of who owns the Finfinnee Territory. I amazed to hear all the cacophonous and shrill voices advocating democracy. To the Oromo nation, democracy is not a new concept or process; it permeates every aspect of Oromo culture. Gadaa is a system that is the organizing structure for democratic governance.
    On other hands, the culture of democratic power transition is nonexistent in the Abyssinian Communities.one inherits power by royal bloodline or through bloodshed, i.e. coup D’état etc.
    Addis Ababa never had a fair and free election in it’s a short history of 133 years. The City was chartered by Emperor Menelik and his wife Empress Taytu when they abandoned the old Imperial fortress at Ankober in Northern Shewa. The Oromo Clans (Gallan, Gullale, Ekaa, and Metta) who’ve lived in the regions were engaged in agro-pastoral livelihood. There was a displacement of communities as the city sprawled into Oromo villages and farmlands. Settlers/immigrants keep arriving from the far-flung of the Empire! These are what are today called “Addis Ababans”
    This fusion of ethnicities, whose primary language of communication is Amharic, exists in the heartland of Oromia! How we can overcome this predicament of fairness and justice for all will be a testament to our communal challenges!

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