ADP says “TPLF is trying to exploit the current situation to cover years of crimes”

Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) calls up on sister parties and partner organization to continue to struggle to retain gains of the reform movement in Ethiopia

ADP _ TPLF _ Ethiopia _Amhara Democratic Party

borkena
July 11, 2019

It was on Wednesday this week that Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) organized a memorial service at Sheraton Addis for three senior party leaders who were slain on June 22 in the office of the region’s president when an armed group, allegedly coordinated by Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige, stormed it during a meeting.

And it was Wednesday that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) issued a statement after concluded a meeting regarding the current situation in the country. In the statement, TPLF blamed ADP for the assassination of Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force, Seare Mekonnen and his longtime friend – Brigadier General Gezai Abrea, which happened barely three hours after the assassinations of two ADP leaders, Ambachew Mekonen and Ezez Wasse, (Migbaru Kebede was not dead at the time.)

TPLF’s statement had a provocative tone. It said it is difficult for TPLF to work with ADP (both are members of the ruling coalitions) unless the later accepts responsibility for the killing of the chief of staff, General Seare, and his friend.  TPLF also wanted ADP to ask apology from the people of Ethiopia.

TPLF’s statement, needless to say, has angered ADP leaders who seem to still mourn the deaths of three of their colleagues and the chief of staff. The statement is available here.

ADP executive committee was having a meeting and this time felt, apparently, that it should ignore the provocative allegations from TPLF.  In a statement it issued on Thursday and making a reference to TPLF’s statement, ADP boldly asserted that “TPLF is exploiting the current situation in the country to cover up the crimes it had committed for years.”

ADP also said that it has ignored TPLF provocations in the past out of respect for the people of Tigray and stated that TPLF is responsible for the problems in the country.

It also accused of TPLF indulging in plot politics out of the pursuit of selfish motives of the party. ADP called on the people of Tigray not to succumb to TPLF’s effort to divide the people of Tigray and Amhara who share history, culture and religious values, and are intermarried.

ADP is upset by TPLF’s tendency to characterize Amhara people as “chauvinists” which the party sees as part of TPLF’s plot and has called on Nations and Nationalities, and sister organizations to continue struggling for the reform measures.

Reactions

Reaction to TPLF’s letter was more of outrage. That is not the case with ADP. Most Ethiopians in social media hailed ADP’s measured, in their words, response to TPLF statement.

Yet, there are critical voices that seem to be concerned about the war of words between the two member organizations of the ruling coalition, EPRDF, for they tend to see it as “an indication of possible civil war.”

There are also few voices in social media – seemingly supporters of ADP – who think that ADP should have discussed its own internal affairs rather than discussing TPLF’s statement and indulge in exchanging “insults.”   



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11 Responses to "ADP says “TPLF is trying to exploit the current situation to cover years of crimes”"

  1. Belete   July 12, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Demeqe Mekonnen the tyrant is the one behind the killing of the generals & Amhara region Administrators

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  2. Bogale Abebe   July 12, 2019 at 6:55 am

    TPLF leaders are acting like spoilt brats. I believe they need a smack. Bunch of sh***s! They do not last a half hour in a war with any people, let alone with the Amhara or the Oromo. They should behave as a small people. They should know their place in the hierarchy of peoples here. They should act like a tiny minority people. They are insignificant. Either they leave us alone or get lost. We do not need these bloody conniving crooks.

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  3. Yadeta   July 12, 2019 at 6:58 am

    ADP is a mass of killers and vagabonds . ADP is also using Ordinary run-of-the-mill terms which
    qualifies to fall under trashy and filthy speech.

    Amhara is skilled in insults and killings. NO wonder for waht amhara is telling. Amhara sewun bemabesabes ena bemagmamat yaminal tegebar lay andenet yelewum .

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    • gezaw   July 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      by zway ur not yedeta ur some body else don’t do foolish thing for sake of money.

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  4. Bogale Abebe   July 12, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Cancerous TPLF crooked bandits tortured, maimed and killed for 27 years while plundering the country of its resources. These are insatiable,greedy blood-suckers who bled the country dry. They were afraid that this day might come and they tried their best to prevent it but to no avail. They have always been small minds who spit venom every time they open their mouths. TPLF leaders are untrustworthy, vile, narrow-minded chauvinist bigots who made back-deals with foreign forces. They sold Badme and other border areas to Eritrea during their time in the bush. TPLF are primordial savages. While Federal Affairs Minister, Abay Tsehaye sponsored sale of a strip of borderland to the Sudan. Leader of the wolf-pack Meles Zenawi was a vulgar, cruel, blood-thirsty killer who presided over a federal sham for well over two decades- good riddance of him! Crazy drunkard idiotic prostitute Sebhat Nega was a stupid communist zealot from the dustbins of elementary school teaching hole. Getachew Assefa was a bloody murderer who must be hanged. Devilish-looking Debretsion is a crooked idiot who cannot lead even his own family. Seyoum Mesfin is a spineless son of a bitch who fanned ethnic violence. The rest of TPLF is simply a bunch of deaf-blind followers!

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  5. Bogale Abebe   July 12, 2019 at 11:51 am

    TPLF must be excised from the Ethiopian body politic as a cancerous patch of worms good only at eating into Ethiopianism!

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  6. Ittu Aba Farda   July 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    All I can say to the leaders of these two noble people is ‘zip it and shut up!’ But in one way, it may be ushering a new era. May be it is a sure thing that the ruling outfit, EPRDF, which has been a den of connivers, bigots and depots is beginning to tatter at its seams. It is high noon for those peace-mongering groups and individuals with iron clad conviction in democratic way of life to come in together and be ready to save the country. These smart aleck ruffians have a lot to lose of unseen prestige and financial fortune that have blinded them completely. They are leading good neighbors on a path of destruction. They are inciting their hapless youth for a bloody conflict. These are know-it-all, stubborn and reckless individuals. Just look at this pissing contest they are involved in. When the time is when everyone must always have thick skin and rather concentrate on working for the good of the people, these irresponsible individuals are slinging insults so vile at each other. It is just sickening.

    Those of you who are fanning a smoldering flame from your comfy homes here in the USA, Europe or Oceania, you must be ashamed of yourself. I wish you were not even born. You are a disgrace to that harmonious and glorious people who produced us all. It is low down dirty shame that you call yourself an Amhara, Oromo, Tigray and even worse an Ethiopia. You are of a sick mind!!!! When I see you spewing poison on the social media and websites among the Diaspora, it makes me wonder if any devil is left in hell. All the devils are here among us slinging pejorative ethnic slurs just because such abhorrent behavior gives you that jolting high.

    That was why I made clear clarion call to owners and editors of various website and forums among us more than once before. Once again, I am kneeling down in front of you, begging you to not let these bigots and destructive individuals rain on their poisonous diatribes on your esteemed websites. That old country has been on the edge, primed and ready to go off. These heinous individuals seem to realize this scary environment over there very well and are having a fit to strike the flint to start it off so they can enjoy watching it go up in flames from the safe distance and their comfy homes here among us. Some of them have clear indications that they are not even from the old country. They are letting their steam off on us for the mess they have created in their own country. Please expunge such evils from your website which should be the waterhole of those who try to say something for the good of humanity. Please! Please! Please!!!!

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  7. Ittu Aba Farda   July 12, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Now this is the moment to see how this young PM will handle this difficult situation. From what we get from the material in the TPLF communiqué the way forward is to come up a new united country that Can Not include the Amhara and possibly the Oromia regions. This might seem tempting to the very many minority ethnic groups in the south, west and if it all works out in those in the east. I just wonder what the new leader of the Somali region Mustafa bin Muhummed Omer think about this. I just wonder what the leaders of the Afar region think about this concoction. I have Afar and Issa friends who I have known for long time and I’m gonna run this idea by them. I know what they will say about it but I will bring it up with them anyway. Tigray, Sidama, Gedeo, more than 50 other ethnic groups, Gambela, Benishangul, Afar and Somalia. So who is gonna keep the name Ethiopia? What will this pipe dream but ‘doable’ outfit will be called? Federation, Confederation or just a union of….? Whew!!! I find it exciting and very, very interesting. But I would not be surprised if someone is hard at work to make this a reality.

    Wait let me run the math by you.
    1) The new country of more than 70 ethnic groups – Population = 55 million
    2) Oromia and Amhara – Population = 55 million. A Match!!! Problem solved!!!! Winning!!! That is if these two decide to stay together(Dawud and Gebissa et al…will have a fit and would rather be caught dead in it) How come you folks and I didn’t think about this? Damn!!! Why as always, the boys who are camping out at some joint north of Dessie have to do the thinking for us the whole time!!!! No wonder why some of them( I did not say all of them) call themselves ‘the golden race’. That is right! The golden race!!! A new race, not white, not black, not brown, not Asian but ‘Da Golden Race’!!! Do you know how much gold traded today? You don’t? I gave up!!!!

    Folks, I have seen many things in my long blessed life but this will definitely jolt me back to a possible reality. Folks!!! Hold on tight to your seats!!! It is going to be a rough ride henceforth!!!!

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  8. Bogale Abebe   July 13, 2019 at 4:58 am

    TPLF is the sole brainchild of everything which makes present-day Ethiopia, the EPRDF, the Constitution, and the ethno-federal system. The irony of it all is that the TPLF purports to protect all these whilst at the same time doing things that undermine the systems it was the chief architect of. For example, the TPLF insists upon respect for the rule of law while at the same time harbouring and refusing to hand over leading human rights violators such as the former spy-chief Getachew Assefa. TPLF also cites the Constitution and the ethnic-based federal system to maintain Amhara territories, including Wolqait, Tsegede, and Raya-Rayuma, which it annexed in the 1960s, i.e. long before its advent to power. TPLF pursued a policy of massive settlement programmes to bring about artificial demographic change in these non-Tigrean regions. The TPLF is working hard to destroy the EPRDF by refusing to deal with the Amhara Democratic Party. This is totally unbelievable because it was the TPLF that used force and coercion to perpetrate the most heinous of crimes in this country, labelling the Amhara as its number one enemy! TPLF is digging its own grave!! Surely, this is the beginning of the end of the TPLF!!!

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  9. Bogale Abebe   July 13, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    TPLF is the sole brain-dad of everything which makes present-day Ethiopia, the EPRDF, the Constitution, and the ethno-federal system. The irony of it all is that the TPLF purports to protect all these whilst at the same time doing things that undermine the systems it was the chief architect of. For example, the TPLF insists upon respect for the rule of law while at the same time harbouring and refusing to hand over leading human rights violators such as the former spy-chief Getachew Assefa. TPLF also cites the Constitution and the ethnic-based federal system to maintain Amhara territories, including Wolqait, Tsegede, and Raya-Rayuma, which it annexed in the 1960s, i.e. long before its advent to power. TPLF pursued a policy of massive settlement programmes to bring about artificial demographic change in these non-Tigrean regions. The TPLF is working hard to destroy the EPRDF by refusing to deal with the Amhara Democratic Party. This is totally unbelievable because it was the TPLF that used force and coercion to perpetrate the most heinous of crimes in this country, labelling the Amhara as its number one enemy! TPLF is digging its own grave!! Surely, this is the beginning of the end of the TPLF!!!

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  10. Dendeno   July 13, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Bravo !!
    And show your strength to the ODP who are behaving like TPLF . They are digging every hole to change the demography of Addis Ababa .
    They are running on the platform of OLF to achieve the ambition of OLF.
    Takele Goma has restructured to make the civil servants of Addis Ababa 40% Oromo. The PM has a double personality. All what he is saying and all what he is doing are atamba ena kobo new.
    The orthodox has built and made United ethiopia . But the guy who pretends to be a born again Christian is about to disintegrate the country.
    I don’t think he is a genuine born again Christian.
    Why he is unable to go on the same pace when he first comes. He has a hidden agenda and his agenda is to fulfill the ambition of OLF

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