Tigray : New Secessionist sentiment as Gebru Asrat narrates it

borkena
October 21, 2019

Gebru Asrat was once the president of Tigray regional state. Currently, he is among the leaders of ethnic Tigray opposition operating in Tigray region known as Arena Tigray.

He recalled that TPLF promised to broaden the political space since Debretsion Gebremichael became president of the region and chairman of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

However, Gebru said, the repression in Tigray is rather getting worse. He said that opposition political parties in the region are treated as enemy and traitors ; traitors to the “cause of Tigray”

He also mentioned that TPLF is using threat of being invaded, from what they call Shaebiya (the major political force in Eritrea under the leadership of president Isayas Afeworki) and also from the south – Amhara region.

Gebru said that he does not believe Amhara people could be a threat to Tigray region. He portrays the trend as the works of political elites.

He also unveiled that new secessionist sentiments are on the rise in Tigray region. Ethnic Tigray political elites are mobilizing for that. He was infact more explicit as he was saying that former TPLF leaders are behind mobilizing for the secessionist trend. Chairman of TPLF, Debretsion Gebremichael, has confirmed that there is a rising sentiment for secession when he had an interview with Ethiopian Reporter back in June of this year.

Watch his interview below (in Amharic).

Video : embedded from Andafta media
Cover photo: screenshot from the video



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5 Responses to "Tigray : New Secessionist sentiment as Gebru Asrat narrates it"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   October 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    It sounds that Marxist extremists hiding out among the glorious people of Tigray have declared that a state of war has existed between them and the rest of the people of the old country. Their ‘deresas’ have ordered their college ready children not to join any universities in the region where our noble Amhara neighbors are the majority. They are also making it official that their long held and alleged plan to secede for the union is on. They have issued a ‘military’ communiqué declaring that the days to live in a union are over. This has been picked by media moguls of my own with a ‘good luck wishes and thinly veiled encouragement. It looks that they want to seize the opportune moment presented itself by the confused political climate prevailing now in the rest of the country. I am quite sure that they will be joined by other ‘secession’ addicted boogie men who used to scavenge at the dump sites in Piccolo Roma and Al-Qahirah. It is now high time for scent sniffing el-Sisi and this will be a suddenly sought treasury for him. Remember the fact that these committed Marxists and their convicts do not know what being dignified means. As they had done that in the 1970’s and 80’s and later on in the 1990’s and 2000’s they will not hesitate to sell their souls to the devil. I’m not making this up. Just look where they went to start an ‘armed liberation’ struggle. They were filling the space abandoned by fleeing citizens there. There is no self-respect and pride with students of Marxism. They will sell their mother’s last and only shawl to save their skin if they are badly cornered. That is why these Marxist extremists are the bad omen to that gem of the colored.

    Expect to hear the undeclared Republic of Tigray over the will of the very noble of that region very soon followed by that of Oromia. Who knows? Sidama will follow suit. Then the black mane lion will come up with his well jeweled crown after founding his own Kingdom on the Amhar Mountains. Wow, wow, wow!!! That is the Republic of Oromia. Well, he gives a hoot about that. He is a lion anyway. That is ….. in Oromifaa. I will let you feel in the blank. Ok everyone hit it! A-one, a-two, a-three!! To the tune of God Bless America. Wait a minute!!! You can’t use that because it has lines like ‘From Sea to shining sea’ and there is no sea over there!!! No, you can’t use that. How about the ‘International’?

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  2. rezen   October 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Subject: “Tigray : New Secessionist sentiment as Gebru Asrat narrates it”, borkena,
    October 21, 2019

    Commentary, 22 Oct 2019
    Greetings Mr. Gebru Asrat,
    You don’t know me at all; and I don’t know you at all. We never met each other. But let me contradict myself, with pleasure!!! I am convinced you are a very learned and decent person who have seen and read about human history – if not in totality but in practical daily experience from war to peace – from killing each other to mushrooming, to sensibility. Let me ask you one HONEST question, which, I admit, sounds NAIVE: Do you really believe that Tigrai [yes, the PEOPLE of Tigrai] will flourish, benefit, and even become an example to other African countries (and other countries too) by the DISINTEGRATION of the Ancient country called Ethiopia into PIECES? Trust me, it is a serious question – not frivolous to waste your time. THANK YOU, in advance for your constructive answer for the benefit of Tigrai and the people of Ethiopia in totality, regardless of their sociological and religious differences. In fact, LIVING in HARMONY with such differences is a perfect example of MATURITY, SENSIBILITY, CIVILITY of the people of Ethiopia. THE END

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  3. Dana   October 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    You people who write these reports are the one’s fanning the flames. Poor people of Ethiopia are struggling to put shoes on their feet teaching the children how to hate one another because of tribal name .
    You are human behave like human suppose to be the beginning of humanity.

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  4. Israel Alemayehu , The Sheba Queen   October 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

    It is too disgraceful for our historically rich country as Ethiopia, to admit the constitutionally recognized flag had been confined to a single compound till now, not recognized publicly until now. Finally when it is recognized certain elements in the country must be too upset they are going to the extent of considering secession.

    It shows that the student movement EPRP generation communists are holding the country under their Satanic communism pentagram ideology till this day.

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  5. Solomon mengistu   February 29, 2020 at 12:21 am

    down with secessionist !
    One ETHIOPIA one nation !
    ETHIOPIA first

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