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Published On: Sat, Aug 13th, 2016

Historic Oromo and Amhara/Ethiopia agreement signed

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f2fd18e524Breaking news: The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) and the Patriotic Ginbot seven (PG7) have reportedly signed a “historic” agreement to coordinate opposition forces and unite the Ethiopian people.

Supporters said the agreement was inked in the spirit of the current ongoing nationwide protests where protesters from all corners of the country have displayed solidarity against the Government in Addis Ababa. According to sources, the ODF-PG7 coalition is meant to create an ideological platform for a new transitional government after the removal of the current government controlled by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

ODF Chairman Dr. Leenco Lata and PG7 Chairman Dr. Berhanu Nega declared the new movement is currently not a military alliance, but a grassroots organizational and ideological alliance. Leenco was the founder and previous leader of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Berhanu Naga was the former Mayor of Addis Ababa and the ex leader of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) party which won the 2005 disputed national election.

Analysts say the ODF represents the Oromos, the largest ethnic group in the country, as well as other rural groups who advocate ethnic-nationalism based institutions. Meanwhile, the PG7 represents Amharas, Gurages, the mixed people and other urban Ethiopians who support Ethiopian nationalism.

The agreement signed by the two groups says “all identities in Ethiopia” will have proportional representation in the federal arrangement; including the mixed urban people and Ethiopian nationalists who have been excluded and marginalized the last 25 years under the current government.

The Two parties have agreed to let the Ethiopian people vote, compromise and decide on the future arrangement of Ethiopia after the removal of the current TPLF government.

They also published a statement Thursday, announcing that the “primary objective of this alliance shall be bringing an end to tyranny and paving the way & laying the ground work for a democratic transition of power in Ethiopia.”

SomalilandPress was not able to get more details about this new coalition that many observers said was historic.

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  1. Zebhere Axum says:

    We can call it “historical racisisn based hate agreement”. Todays oppenents march is not logical. it begans to attack Tigray tribes(not tplf only) which will not bring freedom, but instead a self destruction and totaly ban peace ful coexistance of the nation and political instablity in the horn of Africa.

  2. Amiin Aar says:

    Let it be historic for them. Ethiopia is nation of nationalities. The current Ethiopia represents all Ethiopian Identities.However, the self-proclaimed group, who signed what they call ideological agreement, want to hijack the ethnic based federalism and change Ethiopia in to an utopian state with hegemony of one ethnic and religion. Ethiopia used to be a nation of one ethnic group who deprived the rights of all other nations. I would say the people of Ethiopia will never be going back to its darkest age.
    Sip your coffee and peer your minds. Unless they are going to fuel ethnic hatred and civil war, the mindset plan they have to impose is not going to work in this country.

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