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Kemal Gelchu reveals the truth about Oromo Liberation front

June 9, 2020

In part two of his interview with Andafta Media, General Kemal Gelchu reveals what he says is the truth about Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) political strategy.

OLF has long disowned the armed struggle in Wollega and Guji area of Ethiopia. Kemal Gelchu said he does not believe it. He said OLF is still employing armed struggle and peaceful struggle at the same time.

He also spoke about Amnesty International’s recent report on violations of rights in Ethiopia. For Kemal, the problem with the report is that it is one-sided. He says armed groups (that is a reference to Oromo Liberation Front) are committing even more egregious rights violations in the regions they are operating.

Former General Kemal Gelchu who is the founder and leader of Oromo National Party did not spare Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government, too. He sees the pursuit of constitutional interpretation to resolve the crisis related to the election as an “illegal” process. The constitution does not need interpretation, he said. He also argues that the decision was made without consultation with opposition, and the outcome could lead to conflict, he seems to be live.

The second part of his interview is featured below.

Video : embedded from Andafta Media YouTube channel
Cover photo : screenshot from the video.

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  1. Misleading title. Where’s the evidence? You can’t just take the word of a disappointed defector as a revelation of the truth. Fact is, this man was a part of the OPDO/TPLF leadership(dictatorship) then he defected to Asmara where Afeworki persuaded him to join OLF. When he was expelled from OLF he went back to his old masters as head of their security – an organisation famous for his torture methods.


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