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Ethiopian PM’s embrace Qeerroo as he sells yet to be formed new party

  • “The formation of Prosperity Party meets all the legal requirements and was established following the procedures of  the law,” Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali.
  • As much as it is about selling his new party to Ethiopians, video message seems to be a response to different political groups that are criticizing  the merger
Ethiopian PM _ Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

borkena
November 28, 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed created his fan/community page on Facebook only in October 2019, and so far he has close to 236K followers.

It was created in the time ahead of the formation of the new party – Prosperity Party, and ahead of Ethiopia’s next general election, too.

And he is exploiting it as a tool to engage possible political support base even outside of his ethnic Oromo party support base. 

On November 28, he shared a video message on his page, in Amharic and Oromo language, in which he talked about the Prosperity Party project, where it is now and what intends to achieve as a party.

What came as a surprise to many Ethiopians, however, is that he referred to ethnic Oromo youth group, Qeerroo, acknowledging their struggle in the struggle for change.  He was criticized by many Ethiopia’s over his handling of the massacre in Oromo region of Ethiopia which claimed 86 lives in late October and the massacre was linked to the Qeerroo group although Abiy Ahmed lacked, as many said, the political courage to unequivocally denounce it. In fact, many Ethiopians consider the group as a savage radical Oromo ethnic nationalists.

He has also made a reference to Fanno, ethnic Amhara youth group, and Zerma, ethnic Guraghe youth groups, for their contribution in the struggle for freedom.

He even related the formation of Prosperity Party to the struggles of these youth groups.

“Let it behold that the formation of Prosperity Party is intended to transform the struggles of Qeerroo in Oromia region, the struggles of Fanno in Amhara region, and the struggles of Zerma in South to a genuine prosperity, peace, democracy and unity. Congratulations to Fanno, Qeerro, Zerma and other youth structures. The party you struggled for is formed. I call upon you to struggle, alongside your party, to ensure that the demands you have been raising are addressed,” he said in Amharic. 

He also said the new party will take a memorial action to honor the struggles of Fanno and Qeerroo.

Apart from engaging the youth group, Abiy Ahmed has also tried to explain the process leading to the formation of prosperity party in what seems to be an effort to address the allegations, mainly from Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), quarter regarding the legal legitimacy of the party and alleged intention to create a unitary system.

In that regard, he reiterated, the formation of Prosperity Party meets all the legal requirements and is established following the law.

The formation of the party, he said, has been studied for a long time by academics/intellectuals and and was extensively discussed among the leadership for a long time.

He claims that his new party has plans to lead Ethiopia to prosperity in the next 10 years. And there would be consultation with the public and party members on the ten years plan, he said.

The political program? He did not talk about details except saying that it stands for “peace, equality, freedom, genuine federal system, and security of citizens.”

Enforcing the rule of law in the country will be a priority area, as decided by the executive committees of Prosperity Party executives. This sounds a bit confusing as the formation of the party is neither finalized nor is made official, and that the new party has not formally assigned leadership. 

Although the executive committees and central committee members of many former EPRDF coalition member parties and “support parties” have passed decision to join the new party, Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement, (SEPDM), which is one of the big players, is yet to decide on it. The Prime Minister has expressed optimism, in his video message, that SEPDM would join the prosperity Party.

TPLF central committee and the executive committee has rejected the formation of Prosperity Party as illegal and has vowed to “join with other Federalist forces,” to struggle against Prosperity Party.

Abiy Ahmed was talking as if the party was already formed but it does not seem to be that way a point that would perhaps explain his call for different sections of the society to support “Prosperity Party.” 

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Meret Larashu got declared when Derg came to power, Right away when the Derg took over the country Many Oromos went eating all farm animals they found . Many Oromos thought since they own the land no need to farm the land this year, since there was no one collecting rent tax for farming with Meret Larashu going into effect. One thing many did not realize was After eating the animals by the next years they are left with no farming tools. That’s why in few years many Oromos regreted they ate all their means of farming the ox , left with no animals to farm with many Oromo devised other means of surviving “killing human beings” for any bogus reasons such as Abyot teramaj philosophy protection . As long as these killers are apprehended and brought to justice no youth be it Oromo youth or not will not rest.

    The killers were sent by Oromos that abandoned the farms since they were left with no animals to farm went joined Derg security apparatus as military , police and as Abyot Tebaki LATER BECAME OLF who committed many killings of hroughout their lifetimes because they are their farm animals, now Querros are being affiliated as the inhumane recent killings showed us .

    • Boycott amhara and fano videos , youtubers who spreading hate against Oromia, Jewar, Lemma Megressa and Tigray

      The video that amhara fanatic spreading is full of lies . Donot waste your time watching their carss video by amhara merchants. They are making using of you for thier financial benefits.

      They are simply using artificial titles and headings to attract and deceive people so that eople could easily subscribe and follow thier maessage. Youtuibe is now becoming money making machine than any other socail networks I knew.

      Amhara eltes living in us and elsewhere are saying let us unite and make one united church since they are using this church for political agenda and money making machine , such as mahibrekidusan secret political organization.

      Chaltu, MD Medical Doctor

    • By “ethiopian people” you mean “neftagna people”.

      What makes you think you can speak for the whole country.

      Borland.com you are a joke.

  2. I have never seen never a such self proclaimed statesman with much self interest and just narrow political astuteness. Whoever did prepare his script is out of touch if reality or carving out his downfall. There noting wrong glorifying legit Kerroo and Fanno heros who confronted bare handed the TPLF killing machine including coward marksman snippers killing innocent protestors. But in the contenst of current mass killing by part of kerroos and in the past by Fanno avengers against Gumuz against innocent bystanders not denouncing it at the same time is a disrespect to those killed ones and their families. It is also a shameful and cowardly political achievement. I am not sure if Lemma Mergessa was giving just a lip service but he was strong in his wording and calls for justice than this PM. I am not sure in which country he is living To be in moral grounds even the same legit Kerroos and Fanos should disown those barbaric criminals from their kind. At least ADP Demeke was the first to condemn when the Gumz massacre did happen just the next day. So far Lemma come out conldeming it although late and that at least his stature as statesman. Now it has to be seen any other Oromo, Ahmara, Sidama, Somali, Tigray ethnic politicians to come out and condemn and call for justice for the voiceless.

  3. Abdisa , Tizita , Tesfa , meseret are extremeits playing with fire responsible for the jenocide in the old country.

    MESERET

    WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU , ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND , you are simply vomitting here time and again.

    Abiy is amhara like you who suffer from thirst of power , of course he is a cold-blooded serial murderer.

    BTW, many of us come to terms to the fact that people like him when they come to power they donot give a toss who they kill and massacre as long us it helps them to stay in power.

    I see, I understand you now; I fogot you are an asylum seekers in USA,and unless you call names and stutter now and then, you will lose your resident permit and breadcrumbswhich on which your soul is relying on .

    I extend my sympathy to you and people who hold the same outdated mind . Adam was amhara and he was created in amhara region, probably in Gish abay, . Perhaps, God is Amhara based on the book recently discovered by Fano and amhara researchers. Hahah This is the story I learnt from Amhara region . When I was challenging the validity of this story, I was forcefully beaten and imprisoned.

    calm down!!!

    • You are just being pessimist and negative. Abiy is trying to contribute along with so many educated and positive thinking Ethiopians to finally bring about a constructive and productive political culture in the Ethiopian society. But individuals with negative mindset and narrow sight who always conduct themselves from victim hood mentality and who were brainwashed in the past twenty seven years are complaining and trying to use their fellow ethnic people by encouraging them into misguided behaviour in order to use them to come to the position of power.

  4. I suppose, this could be a nice story for my wife who is on her way to Washington. She is in Malta at the moment..

    Donot you think so ?

    Chala, PHD, Nebraska.

  5. Abdisa , Tizita , Tesfa , meseret are extremeits playing with fire responsible for the jenocide in the old country.

    MESERET

    WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU , ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND , you are simply vomitting here time and again.

    Abiy is amhara like you who suffer from thirst of power , of course he is a cold-blooded serial murderer.

    BTW, many of us come to terms to the fact that people like him when they come to power they donot give a toss who they kill and massacre as long us it helps them to stay in power.

    I see, I understand you now; I fogot you are an asylum seekers in USA,and unless you call names and stutter now and then, you will lose your resident permit and breadcrumbswhich on which your soul is relying on .

    I extend my sympathy to you and people who hold the same outdated mind . Adam was amhara and he was created in amhara region, probably in Gish abay, . Perhaps, God is Amhara based on the book recently discovered by Fano and amhara researchers. Hahah This is the story I learnt from Amhara region . When I was challenging the validity of this story, I was forcefully beaten and imprisoned.

    calm down!!!

  6. Borkena –
    Of course he has to acknowledge Qerro. He wouldn’t be here if it was not for their struggle. But the problem started when their de facto leader wanted to abuse their potential and resorted to violence in recent days.

  7. This garbage B***shit writing. It is ONLY the Nafetegn who oppose the Qeerroo brave freedom fighters who also made the government to release thousands of prisoners including Eskider Nega carrying his plastic bag from jail

  8. Those of you who are just up against Quero, have you done your homework? The original Quero who brought team Lemma to power, the quero who protested with fano, seems, etc have been eliminated by ISis jawar group. So obviously you are protesting or suing the poor Oromo youths/quero who are currently being killed by masse isis groups. Wake up and do your home work. Why don’t you go after tplf, the Constitution of tplf and go after jawar groups instead of going after the quero the name hijacked by the jawar and tplf ? Those of you not doing your homework but rise only to create gap among Ethiopians. I never heard them going after to dismantle tplfs animalistic constitution that doesn’t represent Ethiopian people? Fight your battle by choosing and studying on the ground who is who. Many speak amharic and oromiffa, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are amara /oromo. The jawar isis groups and tplf have trained little ormos/siltes/tigrays /eris etc in Egypt and somalia against today’s their projects. Masse is calling referendum for oromiya, he is right now fooling promos you want “slavery or freedom” just like shabia /tplf that tricked eritreans. Today many are coming back as refugees. The promos better wake up!

  9. This sounds like just another of his “campaign” speech to win votes . The Jawar-Querro know they are guilty of so many crimes they are not going to show their faces, the Jawar-Querro are hiding in the khat farms until the genocide talk is over and the victims forget their faces.

  10. He Oromo selamawi gileseboch be jawar isis/aby kes bekes eyasedu niw, oromiya islamawi lemakuakuam embi yemiluachewen gileseboch. Addis aand party mekuakuam minim mastemamegna yelem ageritu wedet aktacha liwesdat endemichil, eslamawi akrariwoch kuch bilew eyetebeku niw tezazachewen lemewsed endegena siw lemechefchef. Diasporaw ityooia jawaren fata mestet yelebetim, endet niw hail diasporaw yemiyatrew, aand gileseb ityopian lemafres sinkesakes yigermal! Ewnet yewedilachihual kuch bilachihu eyeteznanachihu sitinoru?

    Belela degmo amra negn yemilew groupoch, kehulum belai agaren kemefeleg kelelaw, yihen edil bemetekem, begilawi bicha bemesatef, hulun bemeteretr, bizatin meketa bemadreg, dirom ahunim yanbeswen dirsha wesdenal lemalet lelawen yemegfat aktacha betikit amara nen bayoch, yebeletete leityooiam hone lamara erasu tenk eyehonu niw, bejimla bemeferej. Oromo hone debub betsinfegnoch teyezewal, yih malet ityopiawi negn yemil abzagnaw ale kenesu gar niw ejlej meyayaz.

    Yeoromo mahbereseb erasu eslamawi oromiya endemifej tiritare yelewem. Selezih yediro jegninetachihun baschequai ke amaraw gar ejlej kalteyayazk. Yeoromow kerestianu ena moderatu maleku aykerim. Baramara endezihu, he demek hussein mekonen eslamawi ajenda sir besir eyesera yihonal. Your hulu be tplf siltan timat agarenet niw.

    Dr aby befesum litamen aychilim, hulun ityooiawi negn yemilewen eyashebelele niw keza min endemimeta ityooiawi negn, haimanote bahle yemilew bejihadawi mengist meyazu aykerim. Ityooian maninetuan wekilo yeminager, lewech hailoch yelem. Biltsigina malet, areb /wich hail meto ageren mebezbez malet niw. Yewent Oromo mahbereseb kemtfateh befit, tejemrual andand beityooianetachew yemikomu gileseboch eyetegedelu mehonu. Bedenb oromo mahbereseb alkoletal. Embi yemilew angetun eyetekorete niw. Oromowoch tsinfegnochin kewestachihu leyu! Alebelezia too late niw yemihonew. Abyen becha sayhon demekenim alemamen niw. Bichal lemma take over endiyaderg. Wist lewist, aby eyesera sayhon aykerem kejawar sewoch, siw yemigedelew eko aby alawkim malet aychilim. Hezb aby lai tigegna eskemidereg eyetetebeke niw keza, eyegedelem bihon hezb erasu kutitir wist yegebal.

  11. I don’t understand why naftegna groups always try to relate the massacre that ate the lives of 86 innocent people of Ethiopia to qeerroo, whilst the largest death toll being from qeerroo? The violence was pre-planned by neftegnas in authority who seem to be part of the transformation, but not in reality just simply to hijack the transfomation. For this agenda, the best tactic is to attack the legendary and well-like popular figure, Jawar Mohammed, who led the protest in a non-violent and scientific way. On the other hand, they have organized their “duriye” neftegna gangsters to attack qeerroos. By doing so, the gangsters killed a large number of qeerroos( more than 50 out of eighty), attacked religious institutions, and so on. Now, it is surprise that they blame qeerroo by saying ethnic cleansing against Amhara! What a lie! That was why the PM gave the detail of the clash on media to uncover the truth, though I didn’t like it. Now bear in mind that you have no moral to blame qeerroo. Besides, you naftagna guys don’t underestimate other ethnic groups as your supremacy was gone long time ago and never come back again. We qeerroos believe in freedom and equality of Ethiopian people.

  12. This is a feke story and claim to restore monarchism, suppression of elites who claim they are religious and messenger of God.

    When it come to thier interest that want us to unite or merge with them. Funny!!

    If we claim independence, they will not get the tax coming from Axum, Kulibi Gabriel, and other monasteries based in Tigray, Oromia and others. This is a story devised and shared by Mahibrekidusan anti oromia and fan of fano and killers , amhara elites.

    Church is run by elites to numb the demo, people.

    We have many stories which is totally baseless and next to fairy tale .

    Ethiopian orthodox church priests and mahibrekidusan, MK, defame everyone who go against them and object thier moneyminded politics. They are snoopers .

    Priests poisoned , killed , raped many people. They separate many families using drugs.

    However, they call names other protestant church as heretics, satanic sects and etc as they were defaming artisans, musicians , weavers as evils and cursed group of people .
    Now,n they constantly defame all people who donot acknowledge thier outdated and supressive ideology. They poison many people who can be pride of that old country. Here in Nevada they are many amhara people who snoop against innocent fellow to destroy thier future and this happens in all western world as well. Errecha is much better than a place where many people are poisoned by Amhara priests using holy communion and alcohol ,socalled tella.

    There many amhara people telling us that we must accept medemer inorder to exploit us and robb our riches in the guise of religion. Last time, I followed someone claiming that tigray people make meoney outside thier region. But, Amhara people migrate to tigray, welega, many gojam do that, nazret, debrezeit and many debteras live in oromia and tigray region deceiving gullible people. Amhara people robe electric telecommunication cables and leed to Sudan and Kenya; They also sold many public houses, kiray betoch to flee to US and other wetsren countries

    Megressa, Nevada, US

  13. No one spill out the truth about who brought this real changes because those fanatic Amharas have extreme hate to the major religion in Ethiopia. Jawar is very intelligent smart ass to use Demtsachin Yesema movement as a Qeero. Former so called PM Haile who has blood in his hand of Demsachin Yesema peaceful protesters has said Qeero means Demtsachin Yesema.
    So, those feudal progenies never mention a word about Demtsachin Yesema success that brought down EPRDF.

  14. Warning to certain amaras, disregarding my grandfather’s sacrifice during Italian occupation slaughtering many and my grandfather’s death on the battle figjting. Stop your misinformation like the so called tplf and olf cowards, saying on Youtube only certain amaras sacrificed! You know who you are. What the traitors liberation fronts are doing to Ethiopia today does not constitute many Ethiopians dying sacrificing Italian occupation! Ethiopia that is called from north to south, from east to west minus the liberation fronts. Get it?

  15. Lemma megressa made the best choice in his political life. Lifesaver decision , for it is going to protect the privilege of many nations and nationalities who are going to be oppressed by the demagogue man like monsters like Abiy and his stooges .
    It is totally new party invented by the full-time killer Gragn ahmed Abiy so that she can stay in his throne by changing the name of his party .

    The socalled prosperity party donn’t represent all nationas and nationalites , except its name devised to deceive the public.

    Soon or later, its true nature will be disclosed to the people of this old country full of agitators.They donot represent the giant Ethnic Oromo nor the rest revered nation and nationalities.

  16. I think this is unfair statement and the PM is getting a bad rap here. He did not just mentioned the youth in Oromia only but also those in other regions. Every mentioned youth group has paid the ultimate price in human lives in the struggle to bring down the despots. All these groups called out by the PM have thuggish elements in their midst that committed egregious crimes against innocent citizens. Such rowdy elements among Qeerroos, Fannos and others had murdered humans just because they thought they needed to be dealt the ultimate mob justice, We all remember how a group of youth in Amhara region bludgeoned a PHD researcher to death because ‘he was there to vaccinate people on a genocide mission’!!! We have read the brutal killing of an innocent citizen who the youth mob thought he was a ‘spy. He was seeking refuge at a church. Even the priests were badly manhandled in the process while trying to save the man who sought refuge in a sacred house. Thuggish elements in qeerroo group have committed similar savage crime. Similar groups in the southern regions have murdered hundreds just because the victims were from a different ethnic group. We should always keep in mind that most members of these youth groups are law abiding citizens. They just have rotten apples among them just like any other youth group anywhere on earth. Therefore we have to be very careful in what we say about them. Whether we admit it or not, whether we like it or not, all these youth groups are forces to reckon with in Oromia, Amhara and other regions.

    Again, the PM did not embrace one youth group only but had paid homage to all of them as shown in partial script from the article above ‘.Let it behold that the formation of Prosperity Party is intended to transform the struggles of Qeerroo in Oromia region, the struggles of Fanno in Amhara region, and the struggles of Zerma in South to a genuine prosperity…..’

  17. Once again, I think traditional Ethiopians may have lost from all, it is about voting to lose all, meaning the masters were playing checkmates on us to choose between: 1. prosperity party is going to be islamic party eventually 2. Ethnic/jawar party soon to be fascistic . 3. Ethnic weyane party which have been fascistic.

    Finally, the masters will be milking Nile and Ethiopia’s wealth while its people is in between wars.

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