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Why I have the audacity to call the current  Ethiopian regime an Oromo government?! 

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By Habtamu
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In recent years, there has been a growing sentiment among many Ethiopians that the current regime in Ethiopia can be accurately described as an Oromo regime. This assertion is not made lightly, but rather is based on a number of factors that can be seen throughout the political, economic, and social landscape of the country.

One of the most glaring reasons why many are not afraid to call the regime an Oromo regime is because the leaders of the administration have openly declared that this regime is an Oromo regime, and have called on all Oromos to protect it. The recent speech by Abiy Ahmed in Nekemte Stadium, Shimelis Abdissa’s so many recorded cadre training speeches and the Chief of Staff, Birhanu Jula’s shameful justification of Oromo’s total seizure and dominance of the country’s political, economic and security sphere can be cited as example. These rhetorics have created a sense of exclusivity and entitlement among the Oromo population, while alienating other ethnic groups from the country’s decision making and economic activities.

Furthermore, the critical and strategic positions within the administration are largely controlled by individuals of Oromo descent. From key government ministries to security agencies, Oromo individuals hold significant power within the regime. This has led to concerns that decisions being made at the highest levels are disproportionately benefiting the Oromo community while neglecting the needs and interests of other ethnic groups, particularly the Amhara.

Placing people of Oromo identity to strategically important positions does not end in the secular spheres of the country.  Amhara leaders of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council were removed from office at gunpoint to be replaced by a person from Oromo ethnic group. The attempt to seize the leadership of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is a phenomenon that is still rocking one of the oldest churches in the world is still ongoing. Oromo popes have been publicly heard claiming now is the time for the Oromo to seize power at the church. This indicates how the dangerous ‘it is our time’ policies of Abiy Ahmed Ali have intoxicated the general Oromo populace.

In addition to this, there is evidence to suggest that capital investment and social works within the country are being directed towards Oromo regions, further confirming the notion of an Oromo-centric agenda. This has left other ethnic groups feeling marginalized and excluded from the benefits of development and progress.

Moreover, there is a concerted effort to rewrite history and reshape the political, demographic, and economic landscape of the country in a way that aligns with Oromo interests. This includes falsifying historical facts, annexing land that belongs to other ethnic groups, and promoting an Oromization project that aims to elevate the status of the Oromo people above all others.

One of the most concerning aspects of this regime is the harsh and violent response to any opposition from non-Oromo groups. This includes the genocidal war on the Amhara people, the suppression of the Welayita people’s constitutional demand for a regional state, and the brutal crackdown on peaceful uprisings in Gurage. The recent ethnic cleansing of Amharas from Oromia, in which tens of thousands died and millions were displaced, is a stark example of the extreme measures the regime is willing to take to maintain Oromo supremacy.

Additionally, reports have surfaced of the use of starvation as a weapon of war on the Amhara people, with the goal of reducing their numbers and weakening their resistance to Oromo dominance. Such tactics are not only inhumane, but also serve to further divide the people of Ethiopia along ethnic lines.

In conclusion, there are numerous reasons why many Ethiopians are not afraid to call the regime in Ethiopia an Oromo regime. From the control of critical positions by Oromo individuals to the blatant exclusion of other ethnic groups from development opportunities, the regime’s actions speak volumes about its true motivations and priorities. It is essential that these issues are addressed and that steps are taken to ensure a more inclusive and equitable future for all Ethiopians.

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1 COMMENT

  1. if you ask the big OR ones, they will tell you “what are you going to do about it? we control everything”.
    Are they right or are they haluccinating?

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