ALONE THEY CANNOT DO IT; WITH US THEY CAN. – Girma Kassa, (muziky68@yahoo.com)

June 19th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

“Kinijit is dead”, “Kinijit is broken beyond repair”, “Kinijit is hopeless” some “Diaspora pundits” proclaimed. Well, today June 18, 2008, these so called pundits were proven to be wrong.

The Kinijit executives were incarcerated for two years. The name of Kinijit was illegally given to individuals. Some among the leaders acted inappropriately and damaged for a while the credibility of the organization.

In spite of all these facts, Kinijit executives picked up the pieces, slowly, methodically and with great wisdom brought all supporters of Kinijit together, re-organized the party and came out unified, more stronger, more civilized to bring democratic changes in Ethiopia. (more…)

“Kinijit is dead”, “Kinijit is broken beyond repair”, “Kinijit is hopeless” some “Diaspora pundits” proclaimed. Well, today June 18, 2008, these so called pundits were proven to be wrong.

The Kinijit executives were incarcerated for two years. The name of Kinijit was illegally given to individuals. Some among the leaders acted inappropriately and damaged for a while the credibility of the organization.

In spite of all these facts, Kinijit executives picked up the pieces, slowly, methodically and with great wisdom brought all supporters of Kinijit together, re-organized the party and came out unified, more stronger, more civilized to bring democratic changes in Ethiopia. All these are being done under a new name Unity for Democracy and Justice, which is now an embodiment of KINIJIT. Today is a testimony that Kinijit is not dead, but an organization that came out stronger under the UDJ. Today is a testimony that the spirit of Kinijit now Andenet is alive and working.

“The Peaceful struggle is not working. The UDJ has to disband and let Ginbot 7 take the torch, What the UDJ is doing is begging the weyanes and living in slavery…” some alluded because they failed to have patience and weak that they easily give up.

Well, today, these people were proven dead wrong. The peaceful struggle is working and Ethiopians are peacefully organizing themselves in all regions, to build a free, democratic and UNITED Ethiopia.

Today there is a message for all Ethiopians all over the world, that persistence and determination pays off and that giving-up is not an option. Today we have crossed one giant step forward and therefore celebrate.

Tomorrow the next journey (possibly more difficult one) will start. We must all be ready to join our Ethiopian brothers and sisters who are currently not only talking but walking the walk.

Today is a clear indication that something real is taking place in Ethiopia. Let not those who may have ulterior motives, discourage and confuse us. Let us all be ready for the next step, to peacefully change Ethiopia to a better future.

We have brave democracy soldiers within Ethiopia from all corners of our society. They came from Addis Ababa, Gonder, Wellega, Tigray, Afar, Jijiga, Dembidollo, Assossa, Gore, Welkite, Dejen, Merhabete ….They are women and they are men. They are from the urban areas; they are also from rural Ethiopia. They are Christians; they are also Muslims. They are elders; they are also Youngs. Let us all join them in solidarity and let us together bring the resurrection of Ethiopia.

To conclude my message, I congratulate Judge Birtukan Mideksa, Eng Gizachew Shiferaw, Dr Yacob Woldemariam, Dr Hailu Araya and Ato Asrat Tasse for the trust they have received from the General Assembly. I hope and pray they give top priority on the main crisis Ethiopia is facing now (the plight of our starving people) and swiftly work with local non-governmental agencies to facilitate aid and fundraising events. What need to come first has to come first.

Being a leader is being a servant. As they commit themselves to serve the people, they need our support. Unless we all stand with them in solidarity they cannot do it alone.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!

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