Oromo Liberation Front August 22, 2012
The following is a statement from the Oromo Liberation Front led by BG Kemal Gelchu’s OLF.
The death of the tyrant who has been terrorizing the Ethiopian peoples’ for the last 21 years is indeed a good news. But we are saddened for his natural departure without facing justice for the thousands Ethiopian who were murdered by his orders. However, it’s incremental step for the demise of minority hegemony in Ethiopia. But, it is not a time for jubilation at all. The struggle for freedom and justice in Ethiopia must be intensified until the minority hegemony in Ethiopia is replaced with true freedom, democracy and rule of law where the Ethiopian peoples’ will choice their leaders without fear of intimidation, arrest, torture and extra judicial killing. The struggle against woyyanne dictatorial regime will continue until all Ethiopian peoples’ freely exercise their God given rights of self determination in their affairs.
The Oromo Liberation Front (The OLF) calls upon all Ethiopian people irrespective of regions and religions, opposition forces, and Ethiopian defense forces to stand together in dismantling woyyanne minority regime , and contribute for the establishment of true freedom and democracy in Ethiopia
The OLF also calls up on International community to stand with Ethiopian peoples in their effort to establish genuine freedom, democracy, and rule of law in Ethiopian. The OLF believes standing with tyrannical minority rule for temporary benefit will have a negative consequence for long and lasting relation with Ethiopian peoples. Once again, we call upon western powers to stand with Ethiopian peoples, not with TPLF/ EPRDF/ minority rule which is on the verge to collapse.
General Kamal Galchu
Chairman of the OLF