Interfaith Council leaders say leaders in Tigray ready for peace

Leaders in Tigray regional state claim that the problem is not between them and the Federal government

borkena
June 16, 2020

A delegation composed of 52 individuals drawn from Ethiopian Interfaith Council leaders and prominent figures on Monday had a meeting with TPLF leaders, including Debretsion Gebremichale who is the chairman of the organization and president of Tigray region, in Mekelle.

The mediators claim that the effort is their own initiative and had nothing with the ruling party in the country – Prosperity Party (PP). 

State-owned media like Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) did not cover the story. 

The meeting between the mediators and Tigray regional state leaders was a closed one and no media was allowed.

“The discussion was about peace,” Pastor Daniel who is a member of the mediating team told reporters in Mekelle after the meeting, as reported by VOA Amharic service. 

The mediators say TPLF leaders in Tigray regional state have confirmed their interest in and readiness for peace. 

Debretsion Gebremichale, president of the region, is cited as saying “we are ready to be part of a meeting that you [religious leaders] call at any time.” 

Based on VOA Amharic, TPLF leaders seem to be keen to exploit the opportunity to position themselves as leaders of political forces that are opposing the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his Prosperity Party. 

The leaders in Tigray assert that the problem is a national one, and it requires a national solution. 

Dr. Abraham Tekeste, Tigray Region Urban Development, and Trade and Industry office head said “The problem is not between Tigray region and the Federal government. The problem is national, and it requires a national dialogue.” 

The Federal government or Prosperity Party officials have not remarked about TPLF’s position.  The mediating team has a plan to travel to Amhara, Oromia, and Somali regions of Ethiopia. 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has established, about a year or so ago,  a Truce and Reconciliation Committee to resolve political problems in the country. However, not a concrete result is obtained so far.  

Tigray regional sate leaders have decided to conduct election in the region without authorization from National Electoral Board of Ethiopia which is one of the reasons for the tension.



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2 Responses to "Interfaith Council leaders say leaders in Tigray ready for peace"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   June 17, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Members of this blessed council are all servants of The Good Lord Our Creator whose full time job is spreading His eternal word in the Holy Scriptures. They will not have any problem if they talk directly to the 99% of the Tigrayan people who are equally God/Allah fearing people. But the council is dealing with a different breed, a breed of deresas/deacons of the demonic Marxism/Leninism/Maoism who spent most of their adult lives raising the name of The Almighty in vain. Chairman Debre bin Mao bin Hoxha, Sebhat Ilyich Ulyanov, Abay Vissarionovich Stalin and the gang have already rebuffed the peace mission of this blessed council. How rude!!! How arrogant!!! These devout communists do not believe in anything of a reform nature. Their religion is violence they call revolution. They have told us a million times that power comes out of the barrels of deadly guns only. Through violence, they have kowtowed the dignified people of Tigray to utter and total submission. These sheik-al-bahrs have been riding on the backs of the glorious people of that region for more than 40 years now. They are junkies of political power and it is them in the leadership or bust. I would not be surprised if that sugar drunk megalomaniac in Al-Qahirah has tried to make contacts with them. They may feel their back against the wall now. But I am not giving up yet. The gallant people may straighten out these brutes like a piece of wire soon. My Oromos never had any problems with the common men/women of Tigray. My glorious Barentu ancestors were there with them at the battle of Gundet, Gura, Dogali and Adwa. My glorious Amhara neighbors were with them in all those victorious battles. So were many other ethnic groups. You just go out and look around. Their men and women can easily be found married into countless ethnicities. So these deacons of Marx have been telling those people of that region lies. I ain’t surprised by such repulsive behavior because the entire Marxism/Leninism is a lie, a collection of intoxicating fairy tales. ‘Once upon a time there was this genie called capitalism who was the enemy of mankind. Then once a knight in shining armor called the proletariat just popped out of a cup of coffee and slew the genie. Then a classless society was founded by the knight proletariat with everyone just left to loaf around all day 24/7, 7 days a week, and 365/366 days a year for eternity!!!

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    • Ittu Aba Farda   June 17, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Please read that as: The gallant people of Tigray may straighten out these brutes like a piece of wire soon.

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