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Ethiopia: TPLF formally announced separation with defunct EPRDF,claims wealth share

TPLF formally announced that it is going separate ways from Ethiopia’s newly merged Prosperity Party. It claims wealth share from the defunct EPRDF. It also defined its relation with the Federal government

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TPLF leaders during the Mekelle conference. Photo credit : ENA

Following two-days of organizational conference called to determine whether Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) will merge with Ethiopia’s new political party-Prosperity Party, the ethnic Tigray party officially announced on Sunday that it will not merge.

Apart from being official this time around, the executive committee and the central committee of the organization rejected the formation of Prosperity Party after the demise of the former ruling coalition (Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front – EPRDF) in November 2019. 

TPLF was a key actor and an instrumental organization in the creation of EPRDF coalition which ruled the country between 1991 and 2018.

It rejected merger with Prosperity Party (PP)claiming that it is not on the same page with the new party in terms of vision (objective) and political orientation (ideology). TPLF also accuses Prosperity Party of moves to end the federal system in the country and endanger the constitution itself.

PP has responded to the allegations saying that they the allegations are meant to be a propaganda campaign to tarnish the image of the new party. 

According to a report by Ethiopian News Agency, state media, TPLF has also clarified, in a statement issued on January 5, about the kind of relations it will have with the Federal government.

It said it will have a relationship based on the constitution of Ethiopia and that any other activity will not be accepted. The report unspecified as to what sorts of “unconstitutional” activities of the Federal government will not be accepted by Tigray regional state.

Not just that. TPLF also stated that it will recover, through legal means, its share of wealth that was shared by the four organizations that formed the now defunct EPRDF.

Three member parties and five ally parties of EPRDF officially merged on December 1, 2019 to form a single national party which they called Prosperity Party.

On December 25, 2019, National Election Board of Ethiopia announced that it has recognized the new party saying that it the parties that formed it followed established legislative guidelines to do so. 

This week the party already launched what looks like unofficial election campaign in the capital Addis Ababa.

TPLF, on the other hand, is mobilizing political force that it calls “Federalist Bloc” to “save the constitution and the Federal system.

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  1. I don’t see any problem with this decision by the deacons of Mao. They have the rights to choose between joining and not joining the new party. There will be several others that may not join the new PP forever and that should be respected. But what they should not and cannot do is to use their new position to seed violence in the country. It is sad though to see such noble people of Tigray are caught up in this. Some of their children who grew up astray raising the name of The Lord in vain since the 1970’s have wrestled away the ruling mantle to do whatever they wish in their glorious name. This should be taken as an enduring lesson to others in the country in that once smart alecks are on top it will not be that easy to dismount them. Just look around in the entire hood!!!

    • Stupid man Ittu Aba Farda

      go and report to FBI as you used to do it. We are not asking you to help us building Tigray. TPLF is the one that help your family to speak freely and enjoy thier God-given Privilege that was suppressed by neftegna.

      You have the mentality of Amhara neftegna!!!

      • Obbo Lema,

        You can call me anything you want. That is your choice but it does not make it right. In fact, it will not bode well with our legendary culture and value.

        I have one or two questions for you.

        1) What is the mentality of Amhara neftegna?
        2) Historically, were all neftegnas exclusively of Amhara heritage?

  2. BTW, when did the commies replace their much loved scarf in red color by the pink ones we see them all in this picture? When did that happen? Is pink now the new red? They did not tell us and someone among is gonna make a stink on this one!!! Was Kim un-Jong consulted about this change in attire? What is new, right? Commies are famous in making changes whenever they feel like it and don’t give a flying diddly about anyone about it!!! Them slackers!!!!

    I remember what one countryman told me during the later part of the 1960’s about one of the early commie converts who happened to be one of the leaders at the university there. He told me how that commie was so fearless and dedicated to the struggle that he wore a red tie to prove it. It was during my vacation time and one day we two were walking on the main street in the piassa area when my friend exclaimed in excitement. He went ‘there he is, there he is!! Look at his red tie!!!’ I still remember how that young man was posing by standing right outside a small pastry shop. He was wearing casual with a glaring red tie on a shirt that did not even match. I had found that hilarious but I did not make any comment fearing that might offend my gullible friend. It shows you what international commie conspirators found in the old country, a vast inventory of clean slate and gullible minds in our youth. Those commie connivers had managed to secure respectable jobs at the university and other outfits. They managed to inject their Marxist/Leninist poison on the eager-to-learn minds of our young people and then it all began to unravel. Those conniving commies left the country after making sure the fire was lit!!! They have been deafening us with their tall tales over the years since then. They had played the class card and then the ethnic card. They love the ethnic one most. They claim to know more than anyone of us about our own ethnicity.

    Remember, pink is the new commie red!!!!!

  3. PM Abiy Ahmed lied “In Ethiopia the time to be holding power through force has ended”. TPLF is in power through force until now, Abiy is in power till now by force. TPLF is in power until now by force. All of EPRDF is in power by force.
    Tigray Democratic Party is not even allowed to introduce it’s alternative ideas. Jawar shut Abiy up sodomizing Merira now Jawar is contending for power by killing 86+ people by force.

  4. The EPP followed illegal and mischievous procedures in its formation. It was formed without the consent of key members such as Lemma Megersa. It is difficult to trust a party that begins history by betraying its comrades

    • Bekele and Merira can lift Oromos to rise to their glory days of ruling East Africa to greatness.

      ሰበር ዜና- ህወሓት ከኦፌኮ ጋር ለመዋሃድ መግባባት ላይ መድረሱ ተገለፀ‼ ኦቦ በቀለ ገረባ ፍቃደኛ ሆነዋል‼
      January 3, 2020

      “አቶ ጌታቸዉ ረዳ ትናንት ማምሻውን ከድምፅ ወያኔ ቴሌቪዥን ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለመጠይቅ የህወሓት ዕጣ ፈንታ ምን ሊሆን ይችላል ተብሎ ለተጠየቁት ጥያቄ ፌዴራሊስት ሃይሎችን እንቀላቀላለን በማለት በተለይ አዲሱ የኦሮሞ ፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ስብስብን ለመቀላቀል ፍላጎት እንዳለዉ ገልፀዋል። በጉዳዩ እስካሁን የተወሰደ እርምጃ ካለ እንዲያብራሩ ተጠይቀው “በተደጋጋሚ ከኦፌኮዉ ተቀዳሚ ምክትል ሊ/ቀ ኦቦ በቀለ ገርባ ጋር ተነጋግረናል፤ ይሁንታንም አገኝተናል” ብለዋል። በቅርቡም የህወሓት ማዕከላዊ ኮሚቴ ተሰብስቦ በጉዳዩ ከመከረ በኋላ በግልፅ ደብዳቤ ለፓርታዎቹ ጥያቄያዉን ሊያቀርብ እንደምችል ገልፀዋል።
      – ጋዜጠኛ ደመቀ ነጋሳ
      ምንጭ፦ #VOA

  5. Wait a minute! Did I see a red square in Chairman Mao’s, excuse me, Chairman Debre’s chest pocket? A memento from the Long March days? I tell you, old habit die hard!!!

    Remember, pink is the new commie red!!!!!

    • . In 1950, almost 70 years ago ORBIS the newly formed company rented in office at Menelik square. The company was called Orbis Trading & Technical Center . In 1950, industrial and commercial vehicles, agricultural and industrial machinery were hardly in demand. The number of cars in Addis Ababa was just a few thousands and a new company dealing with these products seemed an ill-advised business, many say 70 years later it still is .

      POBox: 321
      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  6. Subject: “” Ethiopia: TPLF formally announced separation with defunct EPRDF,claims wealth share”

    Commentary, 6 Jan 2020

    Dear Readers — Especially the People of Tigrai
    First and foremost forgive me for my audacity to say something daring on the subject matter.

    Knowing the cautious wisdom and characteristic of the People of Tigrai before jumping into the unknown and unexamined environment, one can’t help feeling uneasiy about the way the leaders of the TPLF are guiding the people into dangerous pit of governance. Thus, one can’t help fearing that the above title is a prelude for going further to hasty decision against the interests of Tigrai — as well as ‘Mother’ Ethiopia. As the saying goes, it is easy to break something but almost impossible to restore the fractured piece into ONE wholesome unit. It is a WISDOM — NOT cowardice, nor a sale out — to think twice for the benefit of ALL.

    In this atmosphere, the people of Tigrai are being guided into the wrong direction by sophisticated propaganda that leads to the establishment of the usual African Dictatorship, thus turning the believing people into zombies at the mercy of slick individuals. It is not new. Look around in the direction of East West South and North.

    Africa has been, still is and may always be a RICH CONTINENT for the benefit of Colonialists and indigenous individuals hungry for personal richness at the expense of the Black, “uncivilized” People of Africa. (1)

    (1) A prime minister of an European country — notorious for being colonialist around the Globe – declared nonchalantly : “we should go back and take over the continent” By the way, the Asian countries too believe that it is their turn to ‘milk’ Africa to its bones, notably in a calm, soft, charming, polite manner.


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