TPLF has become in my view the Graziani regime – GK
The TPLF technically banned the UDJ. They formed their own “UDJ” and basically made the UDJ an “illegal” party. The UDJ cannot now rent hall for meetings, run in the elections, field candidates, call demonstration ….
What would become of the members and supporters of UDJ ? These are brave and courageous Ethiopians. I have a deep love, admiration and huge respect. Whatever they decide I will always stand by their side. I am confident, they will not flinch away from their struggle to bring change in Ethiopia and continue moving forward with all they can do.
Honestly they need to be said “CONGRATULATION AND GOOD JOB”. I believe they have won. They were not armed; but they shook the regime to its core and exposed it naked. They INVALIDATED the 2007 election 4 months before it is held. Their leaders were arrested; but they kept going. Their newspapers were closed; they bought their own printing machine and generator and started publishing newspapers. The UDJ was asked to hold a general assembly in 4 days; the UDJ was able to do that. All sort of obstacles were placed; the UDJ overcame it. The TPLF tried to infiltrate their cadres; the UDJ with its democratic and transparent mode of operation, filtered them out.
Finally TPLF used its ultimate power; showed arrogance and complete disregard to the people and banned the UDJ, something that it has never done in the years it have been in power.
Now the regime has to deal with the people !!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE PEOPLE. By alienating moderate and civilized oppositions groups like the UDJ, the party of Girma Seifu, who even took heat by some for being part of the delegation of officials to Egypt , they have basically opened the door for violence and war. As Abraha Desta said it ” as the door of peace are closed the door of violence will happen. From sources violence and war has already started, mostly in the amhara region.
It has been my prayer and wish that the 2007 election would be an opportunity for us Ethiopians to come together, reconcile our differences, and move together hand in hand to build our country. We had so many big projects ahead of us, the Nile Dam, the big trains projects .. Unfortunately the regime has closed all doors for peace and peaceful democratic transition. Instead of louring Ethiopians to noble developmental causes, it has decided to multiple its enemies.
If the UDJ officials are not allowed to legally operate now, what would be their course of actions ? What tools do they have in their possessions ? Yes, they can go to court and exhaust all possible options. Other than that, I think there may not be much they can do. ኢt is going to be up to the people to demand its right. The people must come out in full force and once and for all put an end to TPLF. The TPLF must now be considered as the Graziani Regime, a regime that must be resisted and defeated; a regime that is the Enemy of the people.