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!

  1. Guenet
    | #1

    Girma,

    I agree with you, but the party has to embrace the people. In Ethiopia the different parties don’t even know that they are there to serve.

  2. Belay Zeleke
    | #2

    Girma Kassa AKA muziky68
    For once I must say you have written excellent article and a well digested analysis of the struggle for a transparent democracy.

    On a personal level, unlike you and the likes. I…….am not chained with the peaceful struggle single handedly. I encourage and support both UDJ and Ginbot7 for I believe despite their minor differences in conducting the struggle both want to liberate our motherland from TPLF tyranny and that is the ultimate desire and hope for 75 million Ethiopian at home.

    Excellent article

  3. Ted
    | #3

    That is what they want , weak opposition leaders who are afraid to go to jail not alone die for their people.UDJ will be the tool for extending TPLF’s life. Look in AIGA forum(Tigray forum) , they are happy about it. They will have this trophy opposition to tell the world that they are democratic gov. Dont be fooled, these article is a pretender, has TPLF written all over it!!!!!!

  4. Guenet
    | #4

    Ted,

    By now, we should have been able to understand the tactics of Woyanes. By saying that they are happy about the birth of the new party they create doubts in our mind. We have to be able to play their games.

  5. Robele Ababya
    | #5

    TPLF excells all in doing evil things.That is the problem.

    UDJP shall triumph for it embraces the virtues of liberty, justice democracy, unity and prosperity we all want. The majority even in TPLF want it too.

    That said, when it comes to the Sudan army occupying our land and the Meles Kleptcracy fails to defend and protect its citizens, that is a different ball game altogether; it is an issue above politics justifying all modes of struggle.

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