“Even though Biltsigna Party has taken power claiming it has won the election, it is now facing hardship because of irresponsible and irresponsible decisions of the party. Who is the Ethiopian who hasn’t been affected by this? Mass killings, displacement, migration, crying and crying has become the daily news of our poor people. When Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed took power, “killing is losing… “Whatever they say, the thing that is happening in practice is contrary to what they say, the “government” is displacing, persecuting and killing rather than protecting the citizens. They are proving the government that they lead is losing. Especially the destructive act that is being committed on Orthodox Tewahdo and Muslim communities by violating religious values shows how difficult and complicated it is for Ethiopia in the future” (A joint press release from ENAT party, EPRP and AEUP – ‘A country is led by law and order not by force!’ 03.06.2023).
The Three Parties Coordination, which are ENAT (Mother) Party, All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) and Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party (EPRP) are now all condemning and calling the Prosperity Party out. They have done it before and their stern words are remarkable. It shows how different things are viewed and what perspective that is outside the corridors of power.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is all about consolidating power and holding a grip on it. He calculates the risks and alliances to further his own cause. When that backfires or doesn’t go his way. He easily orders the guns and causes more conflict. That is what his been doing since getting into office and it hasn’t made things any better.
The Three Parties Coordination isn’t wrong in their assessment today. They are just trying to get their voice heard in the middle of the oppression. The Prosperity Party speaks of rule of law, but comes with arms. The Prosperity Party comes with tales of unity, but easily orders war on certain regions of the Republic.
The parties continued with this: “The shameful action taken by the government security forces in Debre Elias Saint Trinity Monastery and the great Anwar Mosque for Juma prayer should be investigated by an independent party. Until then, he should complete the necessary information and pay compensation to the victims. According to the results of the investigation. We demand that those who committed it be brought to justice” (…) “We urge the government to realize that religious institutions are untouchable and give the necessary respect to the mosques and churches that were demolished by the pretext of development and war and pay the necessary compensation” (ENAT, EPRP and AEUP, 03.06.2023).
The three parties are naming the righteous way out after the bloodshed and the attacks on the religious institutions. There is reports of several of mosques being demolished and Muslim clericals who are killed. Just like the authorities and the state enforcement was behind the massacre at Debre Elias Saint Trinity Monastery. Therefore, the three parties are only doing the right call.
However, saying those things and issuing these sorts of statement only show their defiance. It will not be accommodated or listened too. The state and the leaders will call it “unpatriotic” and lack of “unity” which is the reason for this sentiment. The three parties should be on the barricades behind the government and their actions. Not blame them or ask for investigations into their activity. No, that is the actions of people who are criminal or conspire against the state.
That is what the Prosperity Party does and what sort of way Abiy is playing the political game. Sooner or later these parties will lose everything if they continue to pursuit the righteous things. Because, that is working against the power-hungry Prime Minister and his associates. The ones doing that can easily end up in a firing line or behind bars. Peace.