The Prosperity Party and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali must think people dumb, stupid or dumb. They must think the majority of the people are fools. People who cannot think or grasp their game. As the Minister of Health proclaimed today, that the state can hold elections, as long as they abide the guideline and principals for health and COVID-19/Coronavirus. Alas, we knew all of that already. Lia Tadessa and the PM just running their ploy on us.
This is happening on the 18th September, just mere days and close to two weeks since the Regional Government of Tigray held a local and peaceful election on the 9th September 2020. That is why today is really not it.
The Prime Minister, his Council of Ministers and House of Federation must really think the public is ignorant and lack understanding about their political craft. These people in power think they can run a scheme like this. Now, that they have just a minute ago dismissed the Tigray. Saying it wasn’t conducted in the right spirit and they claimed it was unconstitutional. While the postponement of the August elections was unconstitutional. They had baseless accusations against the Tigray and didn’t have the ability to counter.
That is why the Prime Minister and his team had to swiftly change. The Tigray Election in September 2020 humiliated him. He wants to be the all powerful and in control. That’s why having an election now is in bad spirit too. As his main competitors are behind bars. The opposition are all detained and being political prisoners. There are violence, oppression and harsh brutalities. People are dying, civilians arrested and people gone missing too.
The Prosperity Party isn’t interested in a democratic, free and fair election. Because, if they held that. There would be regional parties on ethnic lines that would win and not the Prosperity Party. The party of the PM would loose in major regions, as they are used to seeing the forces of the federal government coming with guns and ammo. They are not coming with development, work or opportunities. That the Federal Government hopes the foreign donors and NGOs will cover for them.
This here is just shady. If they think this is smart. It is not. They used the COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as an excuse, but was undermined by the Tigray. Where they held an election and that one backfired. When they defied the HoF and the Prime Minister. They proven that it is possible and are able to hold elections during the pandemic. It was just a smokescreen for the PM. Who was a afraid that people doesn’t really love him or fear him enough.
Since, he has gone on rampage in Oromia, he has gone after the other dissidents too. In Ogaden the crisis has continued. There are sparks of violence, state sponsored violence towards citizens on the regular. While activists, opposition leaders and others are detained. They are most likely behind bars when the elections are happening. The parties and allies within the opposition will maybe barred from being on the ballot.
Prime Minister Abiy have used the tyranny card. He has used his power and ability to consolidate power, suspend elections, send his enemies to either the gallows or behind bars. While awaiting a silent moment to unleash his pre-rigged elections. Because, if all his enemies and opponents are behind bars. His own hand-picked leaders can be ushered in and he can have slim-pickings and “Yes-Men” in office.
The Prosperity Party and Prime Minister takes the people for fools, but they should know better. The PM and his party trying rig a charade… where they have the upper-hand before the polls starts and prepared the victory long ahead. That is why its happening now…. It is deliberate and it is for a reason.
I doubt the Prime Minister will release his opponents and run against them. He rather have them behind bars until its over. So, that the can bash in glory and be crowned king. Since, he wasn’t voted by the public, but hand-picked himself. Now, he will ensure his “voted on” by the means, which is all under his control. Peace.