Update on UDJP activities. – Kinijit North America Association of Support Organization (KNASSO)

April 8th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

The CUDP has been an organization, with visions and principles, which attracted tens of millions of Ethiopians from all regions, religions, ethnic groups, classes and genders. Its legal, peaceful, ethiopiawi (Ethiopian) and civil politics has unmasked the ruling party inner undemocratic behaviors and showed how shallow the power base of the latter has been. (more…)

The CUDP has been an organization, with visions and principles, which attracted tens of millions of Ethiopians from all regions, religions, ethnic groups, classes and genders. Its legal, peaceful, ethiopiawi (Ethiopian) and civil politics has unmasked the ruling party inner undemocratic behaviors and showed how shallow the power base of the latter has been.

The ruling party, nervous about the new democratic movement of the people and determined to kill the spirit of freedom and democracy, unleashed its drastic measures against the CUDP by incarcerating its leaders for more than 20 months, closing its offices, detaining thousands of its supporters, and illegally awarding the CUDP name and election symbols to others.

However, in spite of heavy onslaughts against it, the CUDP showed its strength and resilience. It reinvigorated itself and came out as a more matured, experienced, strong, broad based and effective organization. It renamed itself Unity for Democracy and Justice, selecting from more than 125 suggestions received from supporters. To collect signatures and strengthen the party structures in all weredas (districts) and zones (groups of districts), It dispatched more than 70 high level officials consisting of executive members, members of the council, member of parliaments et others of UDJ, all over Ethiopia .

The National Board requires 1500 signatures from 4 regions to register an organization. Nearly 400% of the required signatures (5800), 1292 from Southern Region, 1924 from Addis Ababa , 1248 from Amhara region, and 1109 from Oromia region and 280 From Afar regions were collected. afar_500.jpg

The reactions of the people, from Durame to Basketo, from Dessie to Metema, from Assebe Teferi to Metu from Ambo to Jimma from Danguela to Jinka it have been phenomenal and very encouraging. It shows the grass root popular base the UDJ has, and the great commitment and desire of Ethiopians to see a democratic, peaceful, united Ethiopia where the law rules and where its citizens are respected regardless of their religions, ethnic groups, classes or gender.

The wereda and zone level grass networks have been strengthened so that the organization would function in an open, transparent and democratic manner even at the lower levels.

Delegates have also clearly explained to supporters that power belongs to the people and that each UDJ supporters ought to democratically elect their own representatives to the General Assembly of the party. (The General Assembly is the higher bodies that elected the UDJ council which in turns elect the executive committee.)

As of today, the UDJ delegates have completed 75% of their missions. Few remaining areas are expected to be covered in the coming few days.

The UDJ believes in the peoples power. As Ethiopians are organized and empowered their boldness to stand for their right and their determination to change the fate of their country will grow. The UDJ believes, together, we can achieve our noble goals to see an Ethiopia that we all want to see.

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  1. mirikat
    | #1

    KINIJIT IS FOR ALL OF US.

    ALMIGHTY GOD BE WITH WHAT YOU DO.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

  2. Mezmur
    | #2

    Birtukan let god give you the strength.

  3. Hailu Shawel
    | #3

    I told them to wait for me mendenew chekolaw.

  4. Robele Ababya
    | #4

    Amen! May God give Birtukan and her colleagues the strength and blessing to achieve the lofty goal of all Ethiopians to live in unity, equality, prosperity, democracy and justice.

  5. Hiruy
    | #5

    God Bless Ethiopia and its people. I hope UDJ (CUD) under the leader of Judge Birtukan Medikssa will Emerge victorious. Good job!

  6. WEGESHAW
    | #6

    The one who signed as “Hailu Shawel”, third from top down on this discussion must be a mercenary of the tyrant. He is here to divide us by using the name of a great Ethiopian true child “Gashe Hailu Shawel’s”, as our dearest and great true daughter of Ethiopia Bertukan Mideksa used to call him with true affection and honor given to some one elder than you may be. No way, whether CUD or UDJ you can’t deter the people from seeking true democracy.
    You never blackout the truth by blocking web sights, imprisoning journalist, broadcasting laughable “economy is growing”, while over 9 million are facing draught and hence poverty and famin. You can’t cover the inflation rate by false data. The people see and feel the “Teff waga”, “ye berbere waga”, “ye chew waga”, so your fake statistics data will be irrelevant to the masses. When we come to the main discussion, CUD was and is a spirit who won the hearts and minds of over 95% of Ethiopians! and truly elected by the people.Yes CUD leaders had their small differences, but CUD will continue to exist as a spirit through UDJ! It would have been wonderful if one day the great Hailu Shawel would resume leading the party, as dearest Birtkuan Mideksa sujested once. Any way I wish strength and more courage to the entire leadership of CUD/UDJ.
    Thank you

  7. Yohannes
    | #7

    Look at this vague and false statement:

    “Delegates have also clearly explained to supporters that power belongs to the people and that each UDJ supporters ought to democratically elect their own representatives to the General Assembly of the party. (The General Assembly is the higher bodies that elected the UDJ council which in turns elect the executive committee.”

    Tell that to a 4 & 5 yrs old children. Ethiopians are not that stupid as Melse and Birtukan are thinking.

    It should and must be the other way round. The UDJ was created with out the authorization of the Geneal Assembly and its president.

    They are desparately trying to influence from Top to bottom.

    It is going to fail miserably. If it has not already.

  8. Danni
    | #8

    Yohannes,

    I think u should take medicine before you collapse the reality is around the corner.

  9. serke
    | #9

    it is a good fake picture.
    Eng.Hailu shawel did this when he was integrating the party to the Ethiopian people.
    But not for the sake of baseless propaganda.
    I dont think there is a party called KiNIIT OR ANdenet with Hailu Shawel In Ethiopia these days
    Diaspra dont fool youself

  10. Yohannes
    | #10

    Danni,

    Your comment:
    “I think u should take medicine before you collapse the reality is around the corner.”

    You are insulting me insead of challenging me. The REALITY in Ethiopia is the opposition is disintgrating fast at the face of harsh onslaught by a tyrannt. If we can’t beat the tyrannt together how do you think we can beat him with a desparate splinter group called UDJ?

    Come to earth. The CUDP general assembly will decide on the fate of the Kinijit movement shortly. But eitherway forming a different group is an execuse to exit the struggle quickly. Or a retreat from Zenawi’s harsh onslaught.

    Top to bottow – for the last 40 years hasn’t worked for Ethiopia. EPRP, MEISON, DERG, TPLF, EPDRF and now UDJ is appling it.

    We are looking forward from bottom to top CUDP leadership through the General Assembly.

  11. Hailu Shawel
    | #11

    Yohannes,

    Did i told u to talk behalf of me i am in the process of seeking asylum here in USA and the fight will be with Berhanu my strong hold is DC and his is Pennsylvania mountains i know he has new army but mine very experienced all “SHALEKAS”

  12. PM Meles
    | #12

    Hahahahaha
    “TELBA BINCHACH BAND MUKECHA”
    It is enough to in prison Birtukan to collapse what ever attempt in USA and others.

  13. WEGESHAW
    | #13

    Tyrants know only one thing:
    to imprison any body who is a threat of their posts. Their main enemy is democracy, because had true democracy happens they had had long been hanged for the crimes perpetrated.
    The dogs of tyranny are there to bark whenever truth is told against their masters and The price they get is blood money, which was looted from the people and snatched from the mouth of the masses who live in misery thanks to tyranny. The end game is the fall of tyranny and their dogs and the freedom of the people!

  14. tayech
    | #14

    ?????? ??? ?? ??

  15. tayech
    | #15

    ELIAS this is not day’s of joke ???? ?? ???? ????,,,,?????? ??? ?? ??

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