#Getachew Reda’s interview with #TMH at glance
The people of #Tigray, in its entire history, had on no occasion bowed to dictators. And so do now that it would never ever shoulder them today, Getachew Reda, member of #TPLF central committee.
The new party, Ethiopian Prosperity Party is totally a fake party, I can witness that boldly.
#EPRDF had been working relentlessly to lead the country by ensuring rule of law. And it is behavioural for any party to make mistakes in its efforts to do so. Nevertheless, now, #EPP, the party with no any legal ground is frightening us to discuss about it and reach a consensus to forcibly accept it. This party is not known by the national electoral board for it could not fulfill the minimum requirements to be recognized as a party.
The very thing PM #Abiy has tried to be a PM of his words as compared to those promises he made during his first speech at the house of peoples’ representatives is only going to Asmara. He has accomplished nothing beyond that as the prisoners were released during the leadership of PM Hailemariam Desalegn. Abiy might have released a single prisoner.
As to Getachew, EPP is acting above the law. It has, for instance, appointed members of executive committee while it is not registered by the national electoral board. In this regard, he has overtly shown the scorn he has to the electoral board of the nation.
The legal right to allocate budget is not within PM Abiy’s jurisdiction- it is the jurisdiction of the house of federation. Legally, Abiy does not have the right to do so.
Whatsoever the situation would be, there is however, one thing that I could tell for grant- there would not be any order given by such an illegitimate organ. Because I do not think that we are out of mind to that extent.
The right of self-governance to Tigray is untouchable forever. There would not be, in any way, compromise on the issue of Tigray’s self-rule. In this regard, no decision, be it from the Prime minister, from Birmingham palace, from the white house or Westminster abbey, would be welcomed by the people and government of Tigray. And I hope the same is true for the people of #Oromo, #Amhara and all the rest.
The fabrics that bind Ethiopians as a nation are now eroded. For instance, I could not take part in a funeral of my best friend. This is a clear indication of the absence of government.
At very moment, it is not what Mr. X and Mr. Y are doing; it is the current state of affairs in Ethiopia which is my concern. The illegitimate party is out there to expose the nation to looters.
We all - Dr. #Debretsion, Demeke Mekonnen, PM Abiy and I, myself, are accountable for the confusion in the contemporary Ethiopia. However, it is the one in control of the brake who must be held more accountable for destructing the nation.
The way Dr. Debretsion leads his region is not by frightening people. He is doing all what he could to let anyone in Tigray, be it from Oromia, Amhara or Harar, feel at home as an Ethiopian. And that is what giving a leadership is.
Today, there are government sponsored campaigns at daily basis. There are quite lots of efforts to interfere in the private lives of individuals. If I could tell my personal experience in this regard, now, government sponsored thieves are hacking my personal files by activating my deactivated phone number I was previously using while I was in the office of the prime minister.
In contemporary Ethiopia, justice, as a result, is out of institutions. It has already become in the hands of such individuals. And the same is true for the national intelligence- it is at the hands of individuals. At the moment, we are in a circumstance where breaking laws is considered as the government’s permanent vocation.
TPLF has paid a lot to Ethiopia at the cost of the people of Tigray, so we would do all what we could not to allow the gathering of gangsters to destroy the nation. However, this would not be at the expense of Tigrean human resource. Nonetheless, we have to first and foremost solidify and maintain the peace of Tigray, the region we lead as part of our contribution to save Ethiopia.
The most saddening issue in this regard is- this group has been and is still working determinedly to make Tigray a soil of chaos and crisis to cover up its incapability to secure peace and stability in other parts of the nation.
By Shushay Adane@DWTV