By | April 23, 2019


OPDO hijacked Oromo struggle for justice and equality and now trying to kill it by targeting Oromo Nationalism, an impossible task!

By Aba Orma, PhD, April 23, 2019

After ascending to power for most part on the backs of Qeerroo/Qarree by hijacking the Qeerroo/Qarree movement and the Oromo struggle for the EPRDF and the Nafxagyaas, now OPDO opened war on the core of Oromo struggle, Oromummaa (Oromo Nationalism).

At the height of Qeerroo/Qarree struggle, OPDO positioned itself as the voice of the people and offered itself to transition the country into “democracy”. Then the tragedy followed under the banner of “Medemer”, a hallow slogan. But once it controlled the government, Dr. Abiy and OPDO moved into dismantling the very fabric of the struggle, the movement that brought him and his party to power. They focused on key elements of the struggle. Qeerroo/Qarree and the Oromo unity, the OLF and WBO, the godfather and backbone of the Qeerroo/Qarree movement.

First they targeted Qeeroo/Qarree and the unity of the Oromo people and divided by region and religion through intimidation, money and empty promise of jobs and piece of land. This phase succeeded to some extent thanks to the second and third tier Oromo political organizations like ODF, Kamal Gelchu and the rest who could not stand on their own.

Second Dr. Abiy and OPDO targeted WBO and the OLF to either completely destroy at best and to weaken it otherwise to the point that it is no longer a viable alternative. To accomplish this they enlisted the help of Jawar Mohammed, Bekele Garba, uninformed Abbaa Gadaas, and the Nefxanyaas with their Media. They used the same play book from the TPLF to paint the OLF as the bad actor. Thanks to the confession of G/Kamal Gelchuu, now we know OPDO orchestrated bank robbery and murder of five innocent people in West Oromia and blamed the OLF. Harassment and incarceration of Nationalist Oromo and Qeerroo and Qarree continued unabated under Dr. Abiy to accomplish this goal.

The third and very dangerous phase is currently under way. It is the war on Oromummaa, Oromo Nationalism-the cornerstone of Oromo resistance. The recent push out of Lamma Magarsa and Xaayiba Hussein from Oromia and installation of inexperienced puppets (yes men) Shimelis Abdissaa and Addisu Arega is part of this dangerous scheme. The new faces of OPDO did not waste time to denounce Oromummaa. In a blatant ignorance to history and the Oromo people, they invited the expansionist Amaraas to the heart of Oromo resistance, Amboo, for a “people-to-people” diplomacy and pupped on the Oromo people. To appease the Amaraas and Eskndir Naga, they discrediting a clear and unambiguous historical horror committed by the forefathers of their guests, the massacre of Anole and Caalanqoo, the same people who a week earlier tried to commit genocide on the Wollo Oromo only to be thought history lesson by Wollo Oromo, a reminder of Warqitu of Wollo!  South African leaders and Nelson Mandela, to whom our PM wants to compare himself and be compared to, did not deny or lie about what Apartheid did to the people of South Africa to make peace with De Klerk or leaders of African Americans in the United States didn’t deny or lie or try to cover up the fact that their forefathers were brought to America as slaves without their wishes in order to make peace with the white Americans. Also overshadowed by the degrading statement by Addisu Arega is the fact that OPDO capitulated to “Addis Ababa” to sign a water project that was rejected by Lamma Magarsaa.

Dr. Abiy’s mission is to destroy the Federal system, to dismantle Oromia and wage war on Oromummaa to renew the old empire and become its 7th King. More than two generations of Oromo have paid heavy prices in their blood, bones, and treasure so that the Oromo people can leave in peace in their country, Oromia. Dr. Abiy enlisted Oromo’s arch enemies to materialize his dream of becoming a king.

The Oromo people, especially Qeerroo/Qarree, better wake up and cut this “Medemer” nonsense in its bud. The Wollo heroism teaches us only one thing, arming yourself is the only way to guarantee your existence. There should not be any second guess to WBO now. If allowed to continue, soon OPDO/ODP will ban anything Oromo including the Oromo freedom flag and Odaa on any public or private display and the use of Qubee and Afaan Oromo and turn Oromia into the Mecca of settlers. Finfinnee will be Oromo free zone. Oromo will find themselves in concentration camps like the Native Americans in North America. OPDO can no longer represent the interest of Oromo and Oromia and must hand over Oromia an independent Oromo coalition led by the OLF. If Tigray can do it, if Amara can do it, Oromo can and should do it too!  We need our Oromia to be in the hands of an Oromo nationalist just like the rest and then negotiate on ways forward. Enough to sacrifice Oromo lives and treasure to save an expired empire. The old empire is on a borrowed time!

Horaa bulaa

 

4 thoughts on “OPDO hijacked Oromo struggle for justice and equality and now trying to kill it by targeting Oromo Nationalism, an impossible task!

  1. Sami abdulahi oumer

    PEOPLE SAY AND DO MANY THINGS TO GET MONEY. IN ETHIOPIA EVEN MOHAMMED AL-AMOUDI THE ARAB , CLAIMED HE IS TIGRE AND HAD BEEN LAUNDERING MONEY FOR TPLF POLITICIANS.

    UNTIL TODAY TPLF GOT EFFORT CONGLOMERATE AND TPLF ALSO GOT MOHAMMED AL- AMOUDI BUSINESSES. THE MONEY KEEPS FLOWING TO TIGRAI, THE SO CALLED CHANGE OF PM ABIY HAS NOT INTERRUPTED TPLF FROM CONTINUING IT’@S CHOKE HOLD ON THE ETHIOPIAN ECONOMY.

    HALF OF THE AL AMOUDI OWNED BUSINESSES IN ETHIOPIA ARE ACTUALLY OWNED BY BEREKET SIMON AND THE OTHER TPLF OFFICIALS. MOHAMMED AL-AMOUDI IS JUST PUT OUT IN FRONT AS THE SOLE OWNER OF THESE BUSINESSES SO TPLF/EPRDF DONOT GET INVESTIGATED MORE ON HOW THEY CAME UP WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY TO OWN THESE BIG BUSINESSES, THEY SUCCEEDED.

    https://www.zehabesha.com/amharic/archives/94873

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  2. Olana Abbalichie

    Thank you Aba Orma.

    The Oromo saying goes, “Tikssee abbaa tuffatan amma manaat reebu”. The Oromo people must put their house in order for once and for all. Qeerroo and qaree, you have been there; you understand the reality on the ground. Your future and the destiny of your people is in your hands. Separate the ” wheat from chaff”! You can stand up again and reject any imposition from any group or the government if you believe that it is against your big objectives, your fundamental questions. If you think that the OPDO is not serving your interests and is rather continuing to be the donkey of anti-Oromo gangs, come out in unison and disown it, right away. Do not be fooled; we have had many Oromo fools who have brought shame on our great nation because they are unable to resist the temptation to fill their bellies, showing big appetite for leftovers from the resources robbed from us by enemies. The OPDO as an organization and its members, particularly, leaders have worked harder than the usual enemies of our people to erase Oromo nationalism. Forget the narrative that they made significant internal struggles to overthrow TPLF. They were brought forward in order to appease qeerroo and qaree and neutralize the Oromo protests. Listening to “Dr” Abiy’s speeches alone can sum up where they have been heading.

    The OLF? Well, we must be honest and seek remedy before it is too late. The OLF has been leaderless for so long now. Due to its mediocre egocentric and divided leaders, the sacred name, OLF, has become a weak link and cannot achieve the big objectives our heroes and heroines paid for with their lives. That is why the OPDO serves the enemies of the Oromo people without inhibition. The OLF, due to factions operating at low levels has become liability rather than a liberating force. We cannot give excuses for continuing to be deceived now and again just because certain people hide behind our sacred cause and tell us that they are working for us. As a great nation with immense potential, we can expect at least:

    1) The OPDO to reposion themselves and work to protect the interests of the Oromo people rather than being long hands of our enemies in Oromia.

    2) The OLF to become one OLF overcoming their division and strengthening their leadership and measure up to the height of the cause on their shoulders.

    3) Qeerroo and qaree to maintain their unity and the momentum of their political maturity, and put pressure on all organizations trading in our name, especially, hold OPDO/”ODP” to account for messing with Oromo nationalism. Remember, our fundamental questions must be answered!

    4) The Oromo people to promote and protect capable national leaders who can wisely lead our people to the ultimate goal of achieving greater freedom and abbabiyuumma. Defend yourselves and push to ascertain justice, freedom and abbabiyuumma.

    5) Oromo intelligentsia and activists to stop distracting our people by preaching that either the OLF or “ODP” OPDO in a mask will lead our people to freedom and abbabiyuumma, as they are now. The destiny of our people does not seem to be in the hands of “ODP” or OLF factions. Wake up to the truth! The great Oromo people must not postpone their demands for the sake of transition which is working against their interests without unconditional commitment from the Ethiopian government.

    Please, hear me out and get me. We love the OLF and wish to believe that “ODP” is an Oromo organization and try to support them. Nevertheless, beware, Oromo; ‘loyalty is not stupidity. Loyalty must be negotiated, fairly and honestly’.

    I am out as I am unable to believe and support either the “ODP” or “OLF” in their current circumstances. They have opportunities to correct themselves and work hard to gain my trust back. What then? I invite all the Oromo people to take their future very seriously and come up with the answers.

    OA

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  3. Micciir

    Ijoolleen Tigree, OPDOn, karaa irraa maqafamuu qabdi! Oromoon tokkummaan kahe bilisummaa isaaf yeroo dhumaaf falmatee haqa isaa deebifachuu qaba.

    Qabsoo Oromoon dhiigaa fi lubbuu itti dhabeen farreen qabsoo saalfii malee aangoo gooftota ishee harkaa fudhattee deebitee injifannoo Oromoo boodatti deebisuuf barbaadi.

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