RIB, a soft landing for Lamma Magarsa is the drama of the week!
By Moa Abagodu, April 21, 2019
First the fact that Eng. Aisha was appointed in October, 2018 and six months ago and today she is replaced by Lammaa Magarsa shows the day-to-day nature of the administration. This makes her appointment look like purposefully done for political mileage both at home and abroad. Otherwise why would you change her before she even learn the names of all her Generals? This would also make the Western countries nervous. OR could it be Western influence?
Second, this is clearly a demotion to Lammaa Magarsa and to give him a soft landing unless the ministry is to be restructured and go back to its old structure where the defense ministry has real authority. But looking at who participated at the Lammaa’s departure ceremony from Oromia, the PM, Demeke Mekonen, Tigray Sate V/president and TPLF chairman and other dignitaries, it does not look like this is a move up rather a move out and farewell ceremony!
Third, the appointment of Shimelis Abdissaa as president of Oromia directly from the PM’s office shows that the PM is losing confidence in the Cafee Oromia and needed to have his right hand person in there. Otherwise there are a number of qualified and seasoned parliamentarian to become president of Oromia. Another appointment to a high office as vice president.
Finally, the appointment of the most corrupted person, Alemu Simee, to MITEC, a long and rich history of corrupted office in the land is another indication that OPDO is not serious!
All in all it is an indication of incompetent.
Please enlist seasoned and well liked people who can solve people’s problem not create them.
As the difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is the mere word “extra”, the difference between stability and chaos in Oromia and by implication to Ethiopia is the refusal of OPDO to read the writing on the wall. Give the Oromo people what they deserve and are demanding. The Oromo people are saying release the OLF from your political shackle and let it help stabilize the Oromia. Please wake up and do the right thing. It is OK to lose election by doing the right thing. After all, you squandered the last 27 years and why you want to squander the next five years.
My 0.02 cents.