Editorial Statement of OLF
October The TEPLF/EPRDF government known for its political mischief has reappointed Mr. Girma Woldegiorgis as president of Ethiopia on October 09, 2007 for the second term. On the announcement the government pretended that Mr. Girma has won his competitor Professor Beyene Petros through democratic nomination. However, TPLF/EPRDF as usual forced its members to vote for Mr. Girma and announced his victory without due consideration of the resistance from opposition members of parliament. It was a usual drama played by the dictatorial Ethiopian government to deceive the people of Ethiopia particularly the Oromo people.
Fake democracy is a mechanism the administration of the minority Woyane government has been using to oppress the majorities in Ethiopia. Authoritarian Terrorist Meles Zenawi who is from the minority Tigray appointed himself as the Prime Minister of the country while appointing Addisu Legesse from Amhara (the second largest nation in the country) as his vice and the symbolic president position given to the Oromo people who are the largest nation in the country. This monkey business that has been going on for the last sixteen years shows the extreme insult Woyane has for the Oromo people.
In Ethiopia all positions are controlled by the Prime Minister Office and Meles Zenawi. The presidential appointment is a method by which Meles uses to silence the oppositions, the people and its surrounding. In Ethiopia the criteria used by Meles government for nominating a president is a public furtive. As far as a person has no interest to improve the political system of his people, disrespect him and completely works for Meles and TPLF/EPRDF, and signs any constitution or documents Meles prepares, he is a good candidate to be the president of Ethiopia under Meles government.
The Ethiopian president Mr. Girma Woldegiorgis who Meles pretends to be representative of Oromo is an 82 year old and is incapable to participate in the complex political system of Ethiopia. TPLF reappointed Mr. Girma to use him as a gizmo that would affix required signatures, after all the necessary decisions made by them. This is the reason that Woyane did not want Professor Beyene Petros and a calculated move for another six years of free ride in the Office of the President.
Therefore, reappointing Mr. Girma Woldegiorgis as the president of Ethiopia for the second term will not serve the Oromo and other peoples of Ethiopia except the Woyane.
Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)