February 22, 2019

For Immediate Release: Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Applauds the Release of Dr. Mararaa Guddinaa

For Immediate Release: Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Applauds the Release of Dr. Mararaa Guddinaa
The Leadership and Members of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) applaud the decision to release Dr. Mararaa Guddinaa, Chairman of Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and the few other political prisoners from prison.

We are cognizant that tens of thousands are still in detention—including notable voices of dissent and prisoners of conscience such as Bekele Garbaa, Dejene Tafa, Addisuu Bulaalaa, Olbaana Leellisaa, Ahmedin Jabal Muhammad Andualem Arage, and Eskinder Naga. We therefore urge the ruling party, in the spirit of promoting national reconciliation and creating a conducive political space for democracy to thrive, to keep its promises and release all the remaining political detainees immediately and without any preconditions.

Once again Ethiopia is at crossroad and nothing short of the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and meaningful dialogue that will encompass all stakeholders can save the country from the impending disaster. It is time the TPLF/EPRDF abandon its policies and practices of state violence against its purported citizens; repeal the repressive laws and pave ways for a national reconciliation and peace conference that will lead to a peaceful transition to democratic order. Without such confidence building measures, we are afraid the country could not turn the corner and forestall an impending calamity—which the decision was meant to avert.

We are delighted for Dr. Mararaa and for those 115 or so political prisoners released so far, we would like to remind the regime that they must fulfill their promise of releasing all political prisoners and close down the torcher chamber and the gallows of Maekelawi. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind the international community to hold the TPLF/EPRDF government of Ethiopia to their promises of releasing all political prisoners, convene an all-inclusive national reconciliation and peace conference and the close of the torcher chamber.

Freedom and Justice for All!
Oromo Democratic Front (ODF)
January 19, 2018

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ODF Applauds Bekele Gerba’s Grant of Bail

We learned with a great pleasure that prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Bekele Gerba has been granted bail on appeal and about to be released from Ethiopian prison. We applaud the move by the Ethiopian Supreme Court. Mr. Gerba should not have been imprisoned and charged in the first place. We hope the court acquits him on all the bogus and politically-motivated charges still pending against him. As we congratulate Bekele Gerba, his family and all human rights activists on this victory, we demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners, including Dr. Merera Gudina, who is also unjustly detained under trumped up charges.

Bekele Gerba, First Secretary General of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), is a champion of non-violent struggle. We commend his commitment to this means of struggle and his steely determination to seek the freedom, equality and justice of the Oromo and for all people of Ethiopia with courage and dignity.

Bekele Gerba committed no crime. Nevertheless, the tyrannical TPLF/EPRDF Government jailed and charged Bekele Gerba with serious crimes that he did not commit. He was wrongly detained and languished in the notorious prison since December 2015. It is to be remembered that wrong accusations and trumped-up charges are not new to Bekele Gerba. He was similarly and wrongful accused, sentenced to 8 years imprisonment and served almost four years and was released in April 2015.

At this historical juncture where Ethiopia is once again at the crossroads, we would like to remind the TPLF/EPRD Government that it is not too late to abandon its policy and practice of state violence against those seeking an end to tyranny, release all political prisoners, repeal its repressive laws and submit to calls for an all-inclusive national reconciliation and peace conference that will pave the way to a peaceful transition to a democratic order.

Freedom and Justice for All!
Oromo Democratic Front (ODF)

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NEW BOOK: The Journey of Oromo Struggle and ODF’s Vision

The Oromo Struggle In The 21St Century


A book titled, “The Journey of Oromo Struggle and ODF’s Vision; The Oromo Struggle In the 21st Century” will soon be published and available on the market.

The book revisits the long road the Oromo Struggle has travelled and assesses where it is today in seven parts and forty one chapters.

It incorporates the vision set by the founders of the struggle, how Oromo nationalists and leaders interpret it today and, what is being offered as a better vision for the future of the Oromo people.

Part 1 of the book summarizes Oromo history:
• Briefly describes the origin, geography, history, culture and political life of the Oromo People.
• Reviews Oromo administrative structure before subjugation, what contributed to the fall of the Gada System and endurance of Oromo struggle for self-determination.

Part 2 provides in-depth assessment of the beginning of a new chapter in the Oromo struggle, the birth of OLF and the ensuing struggle leading up to the fall of Derg regime in 1991.

Part 3 continues the discussion of the history of Oromo struggle under a title “The fall of Derg in 1991 and the formation of Transitional Government”. It includes:
• The situation of OLF during the fall of Derg
• Review of the role of OLF in formation of the Transitional Government and its participation.
• How the Oromo Liberation Army was encamped and broke out of the camps and subsequent withdrawal of the OLF from the Transitional Government.

Part 4 analyzes the circumstances of OLF after withdrawal from the Transitional Government under the title, “OLF after the Transitional Government”. It examines OLF’s effort to rebuild itself from disarray to resurgence and looks at the origin of discord within the organization and subsequent splintering into different factions overtime.

Part 5 discusses in-depth about the formation of Oromo Dialogue Forum and its work.

Part 6 is about the birth, vision and the journey of Oromo Democratic Front (ODF).
It articulates ODF’s vision to carry Oromo Struggle into the next chapter, its position on Citizenship, Self-determination and on reforming Ethiopia into a multi-national democratic federation. It also highlights ODF’s stance on unity of Oromo nationalists including efforts that have been undertaken to that end. In addition it discusses the purpose of the formation Ethiopian National Movement.

The final Part looks at the non-violent Oromo movement starting from student movement during Emperor Haile-Sillase to recent uprisings in Oromia and Amhara regions up until the declaration of the state of emergency by the Weyane Government.

Overall the book is very informative and provides in-depth analysis of Oromo struggle based on research and direct experience. Though the book is published by ODF, any reader can benefit from the insight. Stay tuned!

KITAABA HAARAYA: Imala Qabsoo Oromoo Fi Mul’ata ADO

Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo Bifa Jaarraa 21ffaan Gaggeessuu


Kitaabni mata duree, “Imala Qabsoo Oromoo fi Mul’ata ADO jedhu dhihenyatti maxxnfamee dubbisaaf dhihaachuuf jiraachuu isaa yeroo ibsinu gammachuun.

Kitaabni kun Imala dheeraa Qabsoon Bilisummaa Oromoo keessa darbee sadarkaa ammaarra ga’e irratti hundaa’ee kan qophaawe yoo ta’u, kutaa torbaa fi boqonnaa afurtamii ja’atti qoodamee dhihaate.

Kitaabni Kun mul’ata qabsa’onni Oromoo ganama yeroo manaa ba’an qabatanii ka’an, qabsa’onni har’aa kan harkaa qabanii fi egeree Oromoof mul’ata irra wayyaa jedhamee akeekame hunda walitti qabatee kan dhihaatee dha. Haaluma kanaan kutaa jalqabaa kitaaba kanaa keessatti Seenaa Oromoo cuunfamee dhihaata. Kunis;

• Achi dhufiinsi Oromoo, biyyi isaa, aadaa fi seenaan isaa, malbulchiinsi isaa maal akka fakkaachaa ture gabaabse ibsa. Itti dabalees Oromoon osoo sirna alagaa jalatti hin kufin dura, akkamitti akka jiraachaa ture, kufaatii bulchiinsaa fi Gadaa Oromoof wanneen sababa ta’an ilaala. Itti fufuunis fincila Oromoon ittisa biyya isaaf, akkasumas mirga humnaan sarbame deeffatee gonfachuuf taasisaa ture hanga ta’e cuunfee qabatee jira.

Kutaa 2ffaa kitaaba kanaa keessatti, qabsoon Oromoo boqonnaa haaraa seenuu fi dhaloota ABO hanga Kufaatii Mootummaa Dargii bara 1991tti haallan turan gada fageenyaan ilaala.

Kutaa 3ffaan kitaaba kanaas itti fufiinsa seenaa kutaa 2ffaa qabatee kan jiru yoo ta’u, innis “Kufaatii mootummaa Dargii bara 1991 fi ijaarsa Mootummaa Cehumsaa” mata dure jiedhu jalatti barreeffama dhihaate qabatee jira. Kana keessattis

• Yeroo Mootummaan Dargii Kufaa jirutti haala ABO irra ture,
• Qooda fudhannaan ABO ijaarsa Mootummaa Chehumsaa Ethiopia keessatti maal akka fakkaachaa ture,
• ABO mootummaa cehumsaa keessatti sochii akkamii qabaachaa akka ture,
• Yeroo mootummaa cehumsaa sana keessatti akkaataa waraanni Bilisummaa Oromoo Mooraa itti seenee fi Mooraa keessaa cabsee itti ba’e fi dhuma irrattis ABO mootummaa cehumsaa sana keessaayyuu itti ba’e addeessa.

Kutaa 4ffaa kitaaba kanaa keessatti “ABO Motummaa Cehumsaa Booda” mata duree jedhu jalatti barreeffama dhihaate qabata. Kunis ABOn mootummaa cehumsaa keessaa erga ba’een booda deebi’ee of ijaaruutii hanga haleellaaa fudhachuu ga’utti haalleen turan adeessa. Itti fufuunis rakkoo mooraa qabsoo bilisummaa ABOn hogganamu keessatti dhalatee fi adda ba’insa yeroo garaagaraatti rawatan xuxxuqa.

Kutaa 5ffaan Dhaloota Waltajjii Marii Oromoo fi sochii inni taasisaa ture gad fageenyaan addeessa.

Kutaa 6ffaan Dhaloota, Mul’ataa fi Imala ADO irratti hundaa’ee qophaawe. Kana keessatti Mul’atni ADOn qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo bakka amma jiru gara fuula duraatti tarkaanfachiisuuf qabu, ejjennaa inni Lammummaa, Hiree murteeffannaa, fi Ethiopia akka Fediraala Dimokiraatawaa sabdaneessaatti caasessuu irratti qabu fi kanneen biroo qabatee jira. Itti Dabalees, Ejjennaa ADOn tokkummaa qabsa’ota Oromoo irratti qabuu fi sana dhugoomsuuf tattaaffii ta’aa tures dabalata. Dhimmi Ijaarsa ENM (Ethiopian National Movement) Sochiin Biyyoolessa Ethiopias kana keessatti hammatamee jira.

Kutaa7ffaa fi inni dhumaa seenaa diddaa ummata Oromoo karaa hiriira nagaa fi fincila adda addaan ta’aa turan qabatee jira. Kunis sochii barattoota Oromoo bara Mootummaa Hile-sillaasee kaasee hanaga Fincila Dhiheenyatti Oromiyaa fi Biyyoota Amaaraatti gaggeeffamee hanga Labsii yeroo hatattamaa mootummaan Wayyaanee baasetti halleen jiran irratti hundaa’ee qophaawe.

Dhimmoota Qabsoo garii baayyeenis kana keessatti hammatamanii jiru. Kitaabni Kun ADOn qophaa’ee maxxanfamellee dhimma qabsoo Oromoo irratti hundaa’ee kan qophaawe waan ta’eef argattanii dubbisuun isin gargaara. Eeggadha.

በ”የሶማሌ ክልል ልዩ ፖሊስ” አማካይነት በኦሮሚያ እና በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ላይ የተፈፀመዉን ወረራ በማስመልከት ከኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር የተሰጠ መግለጫ

ባለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት ዉስጥ በሕወሐት የሚመራዉና ለስሙ “የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ነኝ” የሚለዉ ገዢ ቡድን የተስፋፊዉን የሶሚሊያ መንግሥት የ“ታላቋ ሶማሊያ” ምሥረታ ህልም ዕዉን ለማድረግ እንደሚሠራ የሚያመለክቱ የተለያዩ ደባዎችን “አስተዳድረዋለሁ” በሚለዉ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ለይ እየፈፀመ መሆኑን በግልፅ አሣይቷል፡፡ እንደሚታወቀዉ የኦሮሚያን መሬት እና ሌሎች የአካባቢዉ ግዛቶችን አጠቃሎ “ታላቋን ሶማሊያ“ የመመሥረት ሙከራ የተጀመረዉ በዚያድባሬ ዘመነ መንግሥት ነበር፡፡ የ“ታላቋ ሶማሊያ” ምሥረታ እንቅስቃሴ በኢትዮጵያ፣ በኬንያ እና በጂቡቲ ግዛቶቸ ዉስጥ የሚኖሩትን የሶማሊኛ ቋንቋ ተናጋሪዎች በወታደራዊ ኃይል በማንበርከክ እነዚህ ሕዝቦች የሰፈሩበትን መሬት ወደ ሶማሊያ ግዛት ለማጠቃለል የታለመ እንደነበረ አይዘነጋም፡፡ ይህ የ“ታላቋ ሶማሊያ” ህልም እንግዲህ በምሥራቅና ምዕራብ ሐረርጌ፣ በባሌ፣ በአርሲ፣ በጉጂ እና በቦረና የሚኖሩትን የኦሮሞ ብሔር አባላት እስከነመሬታቸዉ “ሶማሌ አቦ“ የሚል ስያሜ ሰጥቶ የሶማሊያ አካል ለማድረግ ታስቦ የተጀመረ የተስፋፊነት ህልም ነበር፡፡

በ1977 የሶማሊያ መንግሥት በኢትዮጵያ ላይ የከፈተዉ ጦርነትም ይህን ህልም ዕዉን ለማድረግ ታስቦ የተከፈተና በኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ድል አድራጊነት የተደመደመደ እንደነበረ የቅርብ ጊዜ ትዝታችን ነዉ፡፡ ይህ በምሥራቁ የአገራችን ክፍል የተካሄደዉና የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ከሌሎች ኢትዮጵያዉያን ወገኖቹ ጋራ በመሆን በጀግንነት ያከሸፈዉ የሶማሊያ የመስፋፋት ህልም ኋላ ላይ ሶማሊያ የምትባለዉም አገር እንድትፈርስ ካደረጉት ምክንያቶች አንዱ ሆኖ በታሪክ ተመዝግቧል፡፡ በዕብሪተኝነት የመስፋፋት ዓላማን ይዞ የተነሣዉ የዚያድባሬ መንግሥት ይመራቸዉ የነበሩት ልዩ ልዩ ጎሣዎች መስፋፋቱ ሣይሣካላቸዉ ሲቀር ወደ እርስ በእርስ ጦርነት ገብተዉ የገዛ አገራቸዉን እስከማፍረስ እና መንግሥት-አልባ እስከመሆን ደረሱ፡፡

የ“ታላቋ ሶማሊያ“ ህልመኞች ያተኮሩባቸዉን የአገራችንን ግዛቶች ስናስብ እንግዲህ በኢትዮጵያ እና በሶማሊያ መንግሥታት መካከል ተካሂዶ የነበረዉና በኢትዮጵያ ድል አድራጊነት የተደመደመዉ የኢትዮ-ሶማሊያ ጦርነት በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ እና በዚያድባሬ ተስፋፊ መንግሥት መካከል የተደረገ ጦርነት ነበር ማለት ይቻላል፡፡ በወቅቱ የኦሮሞ ታጋዮችና መሪዎች ይህን ኦሮሞን ወደሶማሌነት ለመለወጥና በባርነት አስገድዶ ለመግዛት ታቅዶ የተከፈተብንን የመስፋፋት ጦርነት በጀግንነትና በቆራጥነት ተቋቁመዋል፡፡ በጣም ብዙ የኦሮሞ ታጋዮችም የደም፣ የአጥንት እና የሕይወት መስዋዕትነት ከፍለዋል፡፡ በአጠቃላይ አነጋገር ለ1977 የዚያድባሬ ወረራ መክሸፍ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ታሪክ የማይረሣዉ አኩሪ ሚና ተጫዉቷል፤ ከፍተኛ መስዋዕትነትም ከፍሏል፡፡

ይህ የኦሮሞን መሬት ቆርሶ በተዘዋዋሪ መንገድ ለሶማሊያ የመስጠት ዓላማ ዛሬም ቢሆን በሕወሐት አበረታችነትና ደጋፊነት መልኩን ቀይሮ እንደቀጠለ ነዉ፡፡ ይህ የአሁኑ ወረራ ከማንም በላይ የሚመለከተዉ የተወረረዉ ግዛት ባለቤት የሆነዉን የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ እንደመሆኑ መጠን እያንዳንዱ ኦሮሞ ከተወረረዉ አካባቢ ያለዉ ርቀት ሣያግደዉ፣አቅጣጫ ሣይከልለዉ፣ የአፋን ኦሮሞ የአነጋገር ዘይቤ ሣይከፋፍለዉ እና የፖለቲካ አመለካከት ብሎም የፖለቲካ ድርጅት አባልነት ወይም ደጋፊነት ሣይለያየዉ እስከዛሬ ሲያደርግ እንደነበረዉ ሁሉ ከጫፍ እስከ ጫፍ ተነቃንቆ በኦሮሞነቱ ብቻ አብሮ በመቆም ለወራሪዉ ቡድንም ሆነ ቡድኑን አቅፎና ደግፎ በእጅ አዙር ላሰማራዉ የሕወሐት ገዢ ቡድን የማያዳግም ትምህርት የመስጠት ግዴታ አለበት፡፡ ይህ ግዴታ የሚመነጨዉ ደግሞ የዚህ ወይንም የዚያ አካባቢ ተወላጅ ከመሆን፣ ወይም የዚህ ወይንም የዚያ ፖለቲካ ድርጅት አባል ወይም ደጋፊ ከመሆን ሣይሆነ ከኦሮሞነት እና ኦሮሞነት ብቻ ነዉ፡፡ ክምንም በላይና ከየትኛዉም አመለካከታችን በፊት ኦሮሞነታችን (ማንነታችን) ሊያቀራርበንና አንድ ላይ ሊያቆመን ይገባል፡፡ ስለሆነም በኦሮሚያ መሬትና በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ አንድነት ላይ አነጣጥሮ የተከፈተብንንና የሕወሐት እጅ በቀጥታ እና በተዘዋዋሪ መንገድ ያለበትን ይህን የአሁኑን የመስፋፋት ጦርነት የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ከዳር እስከዳር ተንቀሣቅሶ በጀግንነት፣ በአንድነት እና በወንድማማችነት ስሜት በጋራ በመታገል ማክሸፍ አለበት፡፡ የተጠየቀዉን መስዋዕትነት ሁሉ ከፍለን ይህን መልኩን ቀይሮ በአዲስ መንገድ የተሰነዘረብንን የታላቋ ሶማሊያን ህልም እንደትናንቱ ሁሉ ዛሬም ማክሸፍ ብቻም ሣይሆን ዳግም እንዳያንሠራራ አድርገን ከመሠረቱ መምታት ይኖርብናል፡፡ በአንድነት ቆሞ ለአንድ የጋራ ዓላማ አብሮ መታገልን ደግሞ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ በፊንፍኔ ጉዳይ ማለትም በ”የአዲስ አበባ ማስተር ፕላን” ተብዬዉ የሕወሐት ሴራ ላይ፣ በቁቤ አፋን ኦሮሞ ጉዳይ እና ኦሮሞን እንደኦሮሞ በሚመለከቱ ሌሎች ሕወሐት-ሠራሽ ጥፋቶች ላይ በተግባር አሣይቷል፤ አሁንም እያሣየ ነዉ፡፡ በ”ሶማሌ ልዩ ፖሊስ” ስም ከሕወሐት የተሰነዘረብንን ወረራ ለማክሸፍም በኦሮሞነት ላይ የተመሠረተ አንድነታችን ከምን ጊዜዉም በላይ አስፈላጊ ነዉ፡፡

ስለሆነም በሕወሐት ግፊት ብሎም በሕወሐት አገዛዝ የጦር መሣሪያና የሞራል ድጋፍ የተጀመረዉን የሶማሌ ክልል ወረራ የማክሸፉ ተግባር የእያንዳንዱ ኦሮሞ የማይናወጥ ጠንካራ የኦሮሞነት አቋም የሚንፀባረቅበት የኦሮሞ አንድነትም በተግባር የሚታይበት እንደሚሆን የኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር በፅኑ ያምናል፡፡ ይህን ፅኑ እምነት መሠረት በማድረግም የኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር ለሁሉም ነፃነት ፈላጊ ወገኖች፤ በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ስም ተደራጅተዉ ለሚንቀሣቀሱ የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶችና የሲቪክ ማህበራት በሙሉ እና ለመላዉ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ የሚከተለዉን የትግል ጥሪ ያቀርባል፡-

1. የኦሮሞ የሲቪክና የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች በሙሉ በአስቸኳይ ተሰብስበን ይህን በኦሮሚያ መሬትና በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ላይ የተሰነዘረዉን ወረራ እንዴት ማክሸፍ እንደሚቻል ተወያይተን ዉጤታማ የሚያደርገንን መፍትሔ በጋራ እንድንፈልግ ወገናዊ ጥሪያችንን እናቀርብላችኋለን፡፡ በመሠረቱ በነፃነት ጉዳይና የኦሮሚያን ግዛት በማስከበር ጥያቄ ላይ ካልተስማማን በምን ላይ ልንስማማ እንችላለን?

2. አሁን በሥልጣን ላይ ካለዉ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ተብዬ የጥቂቶች ገዢ ቡድን ጋር እየሠራችሁ ያላችሁ የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶችም ሆናችሁ ሕዝባዊና የሙያ ማህበራት አብራችሁ እየሠራችሁ ያላችሁት የሕወሐት ገዢ ቡድን የኦሮሚያን መሬት ለባዕዳን አሣልፎ ከመስጠት ወደኋላ የማይል፣ የኦሮሞን ሕዝብ ከአገር ባለቤትነት ወደተዋራጅ ባርነት ዝቅ ለማድረግ ሌት ከቀን የሚሠራ መሠሪ ቡድን መሆኑን ተረድታችሁ አሰላለፋችሁን በአስቸኳይ አስተካክሉ ልንላችሁ እንወዳለን፡፡ ከምንም በላይ የኦሮሞን ሕዝብ ደም እያፈሰሰ፣ ሕይወት እየቀጠፈ፣ ብሎም ሌሎች ፀረ-ኦሮሞ የሆኑ ኃይሎችን በኦሮሚያና በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ላይ የበላይ እንዲሆኑ ሁኔታዎችን እያመቻቸ ካለ መንግሥት ነኝ ባይ የጥቂት ወያኔዎች ቡድን ጋር በመሰለፋችሁ ከታሪክ ተጠያቂነት አትድኑም፡፡ ስለሆነም የኦሮሚያ ምክር ቤት አባላት፣ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ድርጅት (ኦሕዴድ) አባላት እና በአጠቃላይ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ነኝ ከሚለዉ የጥቂቶች ቡድን ጋር በአንድ ወይም በሌላ መልኩ እየሠራችሁ ያላችሁ ኦሮሞዎች በሙሉ ዛሬ ነገ ሣትሉ የተሣሣተ አሰላለፈችሁን እንድትመረምሩና ሕዝባችሁን ከሶማሌ ወራሪና ከሕወሐት አገዛዝ ነፃ ለማድረግ የሚካሄደዉን ፍትሃዊ ትግል እንድትቀላቀሉ ጥሪ እናደርግላችኋለን፡፡

3. ኦሮሞ ሆናችሁ የህወሀትን መንግሥት በማገልገል ላይ የምትገኙ የአገር መከላከያ፣ የፖሊስና የደህንነት አባላት በሙሉ ከአብራኩ የወጣችሁት የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ በቆራጥነት ያነሣዉ የነፃነት፣ የሰላም፣ የአንድነትና የአገሩ ባላቤት የመሆን ጥያቄ እናንተንም ስለሚመለከት ከገዢዉ ቡድን ተፅዕኖ ሥር በመዉጣት የኦሮሞን ሕዝብ ትግል እንደትቀላቀሉ ወገናዊ ጥሪያችንን እናቀርብላችኋለን፡፡

4. ታላቁ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ሆይ፡- እንደማንኛዉም የዓለም ሕዝብ በገዛ አገርህና ተፈጥሮ በለገሰችህ ለም ምድር ላይ በሰላም፣ በክብርና በነፃነት ሠርቶ የመኖር ሙሉ መብት አለህ፡፡ ለጊዜዉ ግን የጠላቶችህ አፈናና ጭቆና ከዕለት ወደዕለት እየጨመረብህ ነዉ፡፡ ይህ ሁሉ ሆኖ ግን ጠንክረህ በመታገል ድልን እንደምትጎናፀፍ አንጠራጠርም፡፡ ለአስተማማኝ ድል ለመብቃት ግን ወራሪ ጠላትን ከኦሮሚያ ምድር ጠራርጎ ማስወጣትና ሰብዓዊ መብትህን ማስከበር ብሎም በገዛ አገርህ በሰላም፣ በነፃነትና በተረጋጋ ሁኔታ ለመኖር የሚያስችልህን ሁኔታ ለማመቻቸት ኃይልህን አስተባብረህ ጠንክረህ ከመታገል ዉጭ ሌላ አማራጭ የለህም፡፡ ስለሆነም የጀመርከዉን የነፃነት፣ የእኩልነት፣ የፍትህና የአገርህ እዉነተኛ ባለቤት መሆንህን የማረጋገጥ ትግል የበለጠ እንድታፋፍም ስናሣስብህ የጀመርከዉ ትግል ከአስተማማኝ ድል በመለስ የማይቆም መሆኑን በማስገንዘብም ጭምር ነዉ፡፡

5. የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ሆይ፡- በሕወሐት አቀነባባሪነትና ሁለ-ገብ ድጋፍ በኦሮሚያ ምድርና በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ላይ የተፈፀመዉ ወረራ በመላዉ ኢትዮጵያና በሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዉያን ላይ የተፈፀመ ወረራ መሆኑን መረዳት ይኖርባችኋል፡፡ አሁን በኦሮሚያ ምድርና በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ላይ የተፈፀመዉ ሕወሐት-መራሽ ወረራ በጀግንነታችን ያከሸፍነዉን የትናንቱን የ“ታላቋ ሶማሊያ” ምሥረታ ተልዕኮ ያነገበ በመሆኑ በመላዉ ኢትዮጵያና በሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዉያን ላይ የተፈፀመ ወረራ እንደሆነ ተረድታችሁ ከኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ጎን እንድትሰለፉ ጥሪያችንን እናቀርብላችኋለን፡፡ በእንደዚህ ዓይነቱ ያለአግባብ የመደፈር፣ የመወረር እና የመጠቃት ወቅት አብሮ መቆም አንድነታችንን የሚያጠናክር ከመሆኑም በላይ አንድ ላይ መቆማችንን የማይወደዉንና የማይፈልገዉን የሕወሐት ገዢ ቡድን የሚያሣፍር ብሎም የሚያዳክም መሆኑን ተረድታችሁ ከኦሮሞ ወገናችሁ ጎን እንድትሰለፉ ጥሪያችንን ስናቀርብላችሁ ለወገናዊ ጥሪያችን አጥጋቢ መልስ እንደምትሰጡ በመተማመን ነዉ፡፡

6. ለሁሉም የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ችግር፣ መከራና ስቃይ ዋነኛዉ ምክንያት እና ብቸኛዉ ምንጭ ሥልጣንን በሕዝብ ፍላጎት ሣይሆን በጠመንጃ አፈሙዝ የተቆጣጠረዉ ጨካኝ፣ ዘራፊና ግፈኛ የሆነዉ የሕወሐት ገዢ ቡድን ነዉ፡፡ ይህ ቡድን በመንግሥት ሥልጣን ላይ ተደላድሎ እስከተቀመጠና ሁሉንም የመንግሥት ሥልጣን በቀጥታና በተዘዋዋሪ መንገድ ጠቅልሎ ይዞ ጭቆናዉን እስከቀጠለ ድረስ ለየትኞቹም ችግሮቻችን መፍትሔ፣ ለየትኞቹም ፍትሃዊ ጥያቄዎቻችን ተገቢ መልስ ልናገኝ አንችልም፡፡ ስለዚህ “በሶማሌ ክልል ልዩ ፖሊስ” ስም በአገራችን ላይ የተፈፀመዉን ወረራ ለማክሸፍም ሆነ የሕወሐትን የጭቆና አገዛዝ ከሥር መሠረቱ ለመናድ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች በሙሉ በብሔር-ብሔረሰብ፣ በቋንቋ፣ በትዉልድ አካባቢ፣ በፖለቲካ አመለካከት፣ በሃይማኖት፣ ወዘተ ሣንለያይ እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዘን አንድ ላይ በመቆም በተለያዩ የአገሪቱ ክፍሎች በአጠቃላይ፣ በመላዉ ኦሮሚያ ደግሞ በተለይ የተቀጣጠለዉን የነፃነት ትግል የበለጠ እንድናፋፍምና ለድል እንድናበቃ ወገናዊ ጥሪያችንን እናቀርብላችኋለን፡፡

ነፃነት እና ፍትህ ለሁሉም!!
የኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር
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ODF Statement on Somali region Liyuu police invasion of Oromia region_Amhari (PDF)

Waamichaa ADO Ummataa Oromoo fi Humnoota Oromoo Maraaf

Weeyraraa “Liyuu Poolisiin” Mootummaa Naannoo Somaalee Biyyaa Oromoo fi Ummataa Oromoo irraatti Geessisaa Jiru Daddaffiin Dhaabuf Waamichaa ADO Ummataa Oromoo fi Humnoota Oromoo Maraaf:

Bara sadeen dabaran kana keessa akka argaa jirrutti abjuun Somaaliyaa Guddittii (Greater Somalia) dhugoomsuu ykn daangaa naannoo Somalia baldhifachuu, gargaarsa mootummaa TPLFn hogganamuun dhugoomaa akka jiru ifaa dha. Akka beekamutti imammaanni lafaa Somalee baldhifachu mootummaa Ziyaad Barreen eegale. Abjuun Somaaliyaa Guddittii kun yaada ummata Afaan Somaalee dubbatu, kan Itoophiyaa, Kenyaa fi Jibuutii keessa jiraatan hunda mootummaa Somaaliyaa Guddittii keessatti walitti qabuu fi lafaa naannoo sana dhuunfachuu ture.

Abjuun kun imaammata Oromoota Kutaalee Harargee Bahaa fi Dhihaa, Baalee, Arsii, Gujii fi Booranaa lafa isaanii wajjiin humna waraanaatiin weeyraruun qabatee, Somaaliyaa Gudditti ti dabaluun ummatoota Oromoo kanneeniif maqaa Somaalee Abboo jedhuu baasuun Somaalessuu fi gabroomsuu ture. Loolli bara 1977 keessa Somaleen Itoophiyaa irratti bantee ture, loola abjuu kana dhugoomsuuf jalqabame ture. Loolli kun injifannoo Mootummaa Itoophiyaa yeroo saniin hobba’e. Lollii sun diigamiinsa biyya Somaalyaaf hanga tokko sababaas ture. Somaaliyaan biyya Oromoo kutachuun gabbachuu fi bal’achuu barbaaddee lola ofii kaafteen moohamnaan ofiif walitti gargaltee wal diigde.

Lolli mootummaa Somaaliyaa fi Itoophiyaa gidduuti ture sun, lola Oromoo fi mootummaa Ziyaad Barree jidduu ittis tahe ture. Qabsaawoonni Oromoo, hooggantotaa fi miseensota turan, weeyrara lafaa babal’fachuu fi Oromoo Somaalessuun/gabroomsuu san kutannoon dura dhaabbatan. Dhiiga qabsaawota Oromoo hedduutu biyyaaf, kabajaa fi mirga Oromoo weeyraartuu Somaliyaa irraa tiksuutti dhangala’e. Fashaluu weeyrara Somaaliyaa bara 1977 saniif qabsaawonni Oromoo qooda seenaan hin irraanfanne gumaachan.

Lafaa ummata Oromoo kutanii Somaaliyaaf dabaluun ammallee bifa jijjiiratee eergamtoota TPLFn itti fufe jira. Weeyrara/lola tokkummaa ummata Oromoo fi lafaa Oromoo irratti xiyyaafatee deemaa jiru kana Oromoon hundi tokkummaan dura dhaabbachuu fi fashalsuu qaban. Wareegama bilisummaa fi kabajaan Oromoo, tokkummaan lafaa Oromoo gaafatu hunda kafallee dura dhaabachuun abjuu Somaaliyaa Giddittii bifa harayaa kana hoongessuu qabna. Abbaan dhimmaa Oromoo dha, dhimma waloo fi jireenyaa kana irratti waliin dhaabachuun dirqama lammummaa ti. Hubannoo kana irraa ka’uun ADO waamichaa qabsoo kanaa gadii ummataa fi humnoota qabsoo bilisummaa hundaa fi saba Oromoof goodha:

1. Jaarmayoonni siyaasaa fi Hawaasummaa ummataa (civic) Oromoo hatattamaan walgeenye weeyrara namaa fi lafaa Oromoo irratti baname kana dhaabuuf marii fi murtiilee babrbaachisuu irraa akka geenyu waamicha lammummaa isiniif goona. Yoo dhimma bilisumaa fi tokkummaa lafa Oromoo weeyrara irraa tiksuu irratti waliif hin galle, maal irratti waliif galla? Yoo amma waliif hin galle; yoom waliif galla?

2. Jaarmayni siyaasaa fi Hawaassa kan mootummaa Itoophiyaa/TPLFn hogganamuu wajjiin hojjachaa jirtan, humna ummataa Oromoo weeyrarsiisaa fi lafa Oromoo alagaaf dabarsee kennuuf Oormoon lolaa jiru wajjiin hojjachaa jirachuu keessan beekaa. Humna dhiiga Oromoo dhangalaasaa fi dhangalaasisaa jiru wajjiin hojjachaa jirtu. Goochi kun gaaftama seena jala isin hin baassu. Yoo midhaan fi dararaan sabaa Oormoo irraa gahaa jiru kan isinitti dhagayaamu tahe, Caafeen Oromiyaa, OPDOn fi Humani warraana Mootumaa Naannoo Oromiyaa tarkaanfi hattamaa fudhachuun, weeyrara ummataa fi lafaa Oromoo irratti baname kana fashalsuun, bilisummaa Oromoo fi tokkummaa lafaa Oromoo tiksuun, ummata keessan bira karaa hundaan akka dhaabbatan waamicha isiniif goona.

3. Oromoonni humna waraanaa, humna tikaa fi humnoota adda addaa mootummaa TPLF keessa jirtan hundi akka ummata Oromoo bira dhaabbattanii fi bilisummaa Oromoo fi tokkumaa lafaa Oromootif loltan waamicha isiniif goona.

4. Yaa ummata Oromoo! Akka ummatoota adunyaa hunddatti, biyyaa fi lafaa kee irratti bilisummaa, kabajaa fi nagayaan jiraachuuf mirga guutuu qabda. Diinni sitti heddumaatu fi roorroon sitti jabaattulee, booddee injnifannoon kee akka tahu hin shakkin. Tokkummaan mirgootaa fi kabajaa namoomaa keeti fi Oromiyaarraa diina kaassuf waan qabdu hundaan ka’u malee malii biraa akka hin jirre hubattee, qabsoo bilisummaa, kabajaa namoomaa, fi mirga abbaa biyyummaa kee deeffachuuf itti jirtu caalaa akka fininsitu waamicha siif goona. Qabsoon kee qabsoo haqaati; hamma bilisummaatti itti fufi!

5. Ummatoota Itoophiyaa hundaaf: Weeyrarii gargaarsa mootummaa TPLFn Oromiyaa fi Oromoo irratti baname kun, weeyrara Itoophiyaa fi saboota biyyaattii hunda irratti baname tahu hubadhu. Weeyrarii ar’a Oromoo irraatti baname kun sirraattis akka banaame hubattee ummataa Oromoo waliin ka’un weeyrara Somaaliyaa Gudditti ijaaruuf deemu kana dura dhaabachuun, wabii bilisummaa keetii fi biyya keetiif dhaabachuu qabda. Guyyaa rakkoo waliin dhaabbachuun hegeree keenya hundaa tolcha waan taheef, Oromoof dirmadhu; mirgaa fi kabajaa keetiif, biyaaf dirmadhu waamicha jedhu isiniif goona.

6. Hundeen ykn maddii rakoo ummatootaa biyya Itoophiyaa hundaa mootummaa cunqursaa TPLF ti. Hanga mootummaan TPLF aango mootummaa Itoophiyaa dhunfatee jirutti, rakkoon ummata hunda hudhee jiru kun fala hin argatu. Tanaaf jecha, weeyrara “Liyuu Poolisii” Mootummaa Naannoo Somaalee fashalsuu fi mootummaa TPLF hiddaan buqqisuuf ummatoonni hundi tokkummaan harka walqabatanii akka fincilan waamicha seenaa goona.

Bilisummaa fi Haqani Hundaaf!
Adda Demokaraatawaa Oromoo (ADO)
August 22, 2017

Waamicha Hatattamaa (PDF)

ODF Statement on EPRDF Proclamation on Oromia special rights on Addis Ababa (Finfinne)

The Council of Ministers of the Ethiopian federal government released a statement on the long overdue legal assertion regarding the rights of the Oromia state on the capital. After careful reading and examination of the contents of the statement, we fail to see any substantial legal remedy that addresses the concern and the demand of the Oromo people. Contrarily, some of the rights that the statement tries to list are universal rights and basic freedoms that every citizen of a given country should have enjoyed in the first place and do not need a new proclamation.

Moreover, we find the language and narratives in which this so-called Oromia’s special interest on Addis Ababa is framed disconcerting. The document is divisive, full of confusion, devoid of any substance and insinuates as if the Oromo people demanded some kind of preferential treatment at the expense of other Ethiopians residing in the city.

Without addressing the long-awaited demand and legitimate grievances of the Oromo people regarding the precarious and problematic status of Addis Ababa, the document appears rather intended to sow the seeds of discord, suspicion and intercommunal mistrust by exploiting the apprehension of various stakeholders on the future of Addis Ababa.

For over two years, across the width and length of Oromia massive protests were staged against the Addis Ababa Master Plan. Thousands were killed and tens of thousands herded into various detention centers for peacefully petitioning the government to respect and abide by the very laws it promulgated. Having brought the country under a state of emergency decree, the regime is relaunching the same Master Plan rejected by the Oromo populace under the guise of expansion of transportation and health services, rapid economic development, and proper compensation. The expansion of Addis Ababa and the land grabbing campaign over the last decades has not only resulted in the eviction and dispossession of Oromo farmers in Addis Ababa and the surrounding towns and countryside but also detrimental to the Oromo way of life and the environment. The much talked about economic growth that the government brags about rather benefited and enriched the coffers of its cronies.

We in the Oromo Democratic Front want to remind all Ethiopians that this government has lost all credibility. Any pronouncement and policy emanating from this regime must be viewed with cautious apprehension. What all Ethiopians are demanding is a fundamental change of the system rather than false promises of hollow fixes. And, failure to heed this genuinely popular desire for change risks plunging the country into further chaos and economic decay.

Time and again, EPRDF has been fooling itself and other through this ancient tactic of filing the political air with confusion and empty rhetoric. Instead of addressing problems, it is still trying, at this late hour, to divide and rule aimed at prolonging its grip on power. The fact is that these tactics have run their courses and lost potency. Change in Ethiopia is inevitable. The only way to put the country on the right track and address the political, social and economic worries of the People of Ethiopia is through meaningfully participative and fundamental reform and all-inclusive democratization starting from democratizing the ruling party itself. Once again, we call on the people of Ethiopia not to fail for yet another trap laid out by the TPLF/EPRDF. Say NO to the divide and rule tactics designed to weaken your resolve. Say Never to all attempts at putting one against another. The only way forward is to stand firm and fight in unison to end this brutal dictatorship.

Freedom & Justice for All!!
Oromo Democratic Front
June 29, 2017

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Jijjiira tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromoo illaalchisse ibsa ADO

Kufuu fi masheennuu sirna barnoota TPLF-EPRDFiif Qubeen Afaan Oromoo itti hin gaafatamu!
Jijjiira tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromoo illaalchisse ibsa ADO

Duulli dhoksaadhaan sirnaa fi tartiiba qubee afaan Oromoo walumaagalatti sabboonummaa Oromummaa kolaasuu fi suuta suuta Qubee Afaan Oromoo haqanii Qubee Sabaan (Ge’ez) bakka buusuuf godhamu dhiyeenya kana saaxilamuun ifaadha. Shiri «Ijoolleen Oromoo Qubee Afaan Oromootiin (Latin) baratan dubbisu waan dadhabaniif qorannoon godhamee maddi rakkoo kanaa tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromooti jedhamee ABCn gara LAGMtti jijjiiramuun isaa heddu waan nama gaddisiisuu fi nama qaanessuu jenna. Qorannoo godhame jedhamuu fi rakkoo dubbisuu dadhabuu barattoota Oromoo jidduu hariiroon bifa kamiiyyuu akka hinjirre qormaanni jeedhame kun wanni akeeku tokkolleen hin jiru.

Dadhabbiin jedhamu kun maddi isaa tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromooti jedhanii tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromoo jijjiiruuf yaaluun akeeka dhokataa fi shira golgame akka qabu ADOn hubatee jira. Erga Qubeen Afaan Oromoo ragga’ee maneen barmoota Oromiyaatti eegale irraa jalqabee sababii fi golgaa adda addaatiin Qubee kana balleessuuf duulli walirraa hincitne godhamaa turuun isaa dagatamuu hinqabu. Duulli amma bifa haarawaan jalqabe kun waan haarawa osoo hintayin itti-fufa duula baroota dheerraaf Aadaa, Afaan, Amantii, Duudhaa Oromoo fi walumaagalatti sabboonummaa Oromummaa dhabamsiisuuf godhamuun ta’uun isaa hubatamuu qaba.

Seenaa, adeemsaa fi dagaaginni Qubee Afaan Oromoo seenaa fi dagaagina Qubee Latin wajjiin walitti hidhataadha. Sirnaa fi tartiibni Qubee Latinii ammoo sirna idilee addunyaa guutuu ammatuu fi ittiin hijjatamu osoo ta’ee jiru, sirna kana Itoophiyaa-Oromiyaa qofaa keessatti tartiiba isaa jijjiiruuf yaaluun akeeka dhokataa qubee afaan Oromoo dhabamsiisanii Dubee warra Semetikiin bakka buusuuf godhamu ta’uu isaa qorannoo godhame jedhamu keessatti «Ijoolleen qubee Latinitiin yookin Qubee Ge’eziitiin yoo baratan daddafanii dubbisuu danda’u? gaafiin jedhu hundee qoraamata kanaa ta’uun isaa shira xaxamaa jiru caararreesa. Seenaa fi adeemsa Qubee Latinii keessatti tartiibni «LAGM» jedhamu kun tartiiba ABC wajjiin waldorgomee kufuu isaa seenaa ogummaa barnootaa afaanii(linguistics) ragaa baha.Tartiibni LAGM hundeen isaa afaan Semetika kaabaa (Northern Semetic order) biyya Syria duraanii) keessaa madduu isaa seenaan afaanota addunyaa ni mirkaneessa. Qormaata godhame jedhamu keessatti qubeen «L» barreeffama keessatti si’a heddu deddeebi’ee dhufa (frequency count) irraa caalaa qaba jedhamee dhiyaate Afaan Tigree fi Afaan Amaaraa keessatti yoo ta’ee malee afaan hundee Kushitika irraa maddan keessatti kan (freequency count) olaanaa qabu ABC akka ta’ee qorannoon waggoota kumootaaf godhamee ni mirkaneessa. Addunyaanis qorannoo kanarratti hundaayee tartiiba ABC fudhachuun ragaa gudaadha. ABCn afaan kamuu keessatti barachuu fi dubbisuuf salphaadha jedhame qorannoon ragga’ee ummanni addunyaa irra caalaan sirnaa fi tartiiba kanaan hojjataa jira.

Waan hundumaa caalaa kan nama gaddisiisu osoo oggeeyyotaa fi ummanni Oromoo irraatti mariyatee rakkina jiru hin hubatin hannaa fi dhoksaan tariibaa fi karriikulama haga ammaa jiru jijjiiruun shakkii shira dhokataatu duuba jira jedhu daranuu gadi jabeessa!

Afaan Oromoo afaan dubbii irraa gara afaan barreeffamaatti jijjiiruuf shorri ABCn gumaache hiriyaa hin qabu. Qubee Afaan Oromoo maddisiisanii Afaan Oromoo gara barreefamaatti jijjiiruuf wareegama qaqqaaliin kafalamee jira. Ijoolleen Oromoo sirnaa fi tartiibni Qubee Afaan Oromootiin barachuun sabboonummaaa Oromummaa dhabamarraa hanmbisuu qofaa osoo hintayin mallattoo cancala gabrummaa kan ta’ee qubee imaammata afaan tokkicha qofaa dirqiin barachuu cabsee jira. Afaan Oromoo sirna afaanota addunyaa keessa seenee jira. Sirnaa fi tartiibni Qubee Afaan Oromoo sirnaa fi tartiibaa Qubee Latinii keessa seenuun Oromoon ogummaa fi qaroomina baraa akka qabaatu godhee jira.

Sirnaa fi tartiibni qubee afaan Oromoo qabeenya ummata Oromootii fi dhaloota haarawaa ta’ee jira. Qabeenyaa ummata Oromootii fi dhaloota haarawaa akka qabeenya dhuunfaatti lakkaawatanii yeroo barbaadan akka barbaadanitti laaquu fi jijjiiruun yakka hiriyaa hinqabne jenne amana. Sirnaa fi tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromoo jallisuuf yookin jijjiiruuf yaaliin godhamu hegeree fi jireenya dhaloota qubee (qubee generation ) gaafii jal galchuudha jenne amana.

Kanaafuu ADOn shira sirnaa fi tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromoo jijjiiruuf godhamu kana ummanni Oromoo akkuma kaleessa shiroota biroo doomsuuf gurmuu tokkoon dura dhaabbate, ammallee murannoon shira kana fashalsiisuuf gurmuu tokkoon akka dhaabbatu waamicha sabummaa goona!

Mootummaa Wayyaaneetii fi Qondaalonni OPDO shira kan hatattamaan dhaabanii shaffisaan qubee fi tartiibni Afaan Oromoo bakkatti deebi’uu isaa akka ummata Oromootiif ibsan akeekkachiifna!

Sirnaa fi tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromoo murtii ummata Oromootiin alatti jijjiiruun yakka gudaadha!



Jijjiira Tartiiba Qubee Afaan Oromo illaachisse Ibsa ADO

Ibsa KQ Jaarmolii Bilisummaa Oromo Afurii (ADO, ABO, ABO-“T”, KWO)

28 Gurraandhala/February 2017
Weerrarri Shanyii Duguuggii fi Saamicha Lafaa Oromo irratti Baname
Ibsa KQ Jaarmolii Bilisummaa Oromo Afurii (ADO, ABO, ABO-“T”, KWO)

Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Adda Bilsummaa Ummata Tigraayin (ABUT) durfamu, kan sochii bulisummaa fi abbaa biyyumaa ummanni Oromo November 2015 hammaa October 2016 kara nagayaa fi naamusa guddaan geggeesseen hundeen roora’e, Muddee bara 2016 irraa jalqabee ummata Oromo irratti weerara shanyii duguuggii fi saamicha lafa gegeessaa jira.

Weerarri sanyii duguuggii fi saamicha lafaa kun ummataa fi lafa ball’oo Oromiyaa irratti banamee deemaa jira. Weerarri kun Baha Oromiyaa irraa Qumbi, Cinaaqsan, Miidhagaa Lolaa, Gursum, Mayyuu Mulluqqee, Baabilee, Carcar/Gumbii Bordodde, Baale Daawwee Saarii, Sawweena, Madda Walaabuu fi Raayituu, Gujii Idalloo fi Liibanii fi Boorana Moyyaalee fi bakkoota biraa hedduu keessatti deemaa jira.

Akka mootummaan ABUT sobaan lallabu itti, weerrarri kun, weerara “Bulchiinsi Naannoo Somaalee” Oromo irratti bane miti. Walitti bu’iinsa gosoota Oromo fi Somaalee ollaa Oromiyaa jiraattuu illee miti.

Weerarri kun weerara humna waraanaa ABUT-n sagantaawee, qindaayee, “Liyyuu Poliis” Bulchiinsa Naannoo Samaalee” je’amuu golgaa godhatee Oromo irratti baname. Kan weerara sanyii duguuggii fi saamicha lafa ummta Oromo irratti bane mootummaa ABUT ti. Kan Oromo ajeessaa fi lafa Oromo saamaa jiru waraana mootummaa ABUT ti.

Akeekni weerara kanaa ummata Oromo gaafii bilisummaa fi mirgaa kara nagayaatin kaasee adabuu fi lafa Oromo irraa Oromo duguugee, ummata Oromo hin tahin irraa qubachiisuu dha. Kana gochuun, ummata Oromo fi ummatoota ollaa Oromiyaa jidduu itti waldhabii fi lola adda hin citne tolchuu dha. Mootummaan ABUT karaa kanaan ummata Oromo dadhabsiisee, hamile caphsee, lafa isaa irraa duguugee, aangoo mootummaa Itoophiyaa irraa turiinsa dheerafachuuf saganteeffate.

Seenaa dhiheenyaa keessatti, weerarri fakkaataan, Oromo fi lafa Oromo irratti kan tahe, baroota dhuma 1970-moota keessa. Weerarri dhuma baroota 1970-moota keessaa, kan Mootummaan Republika Somaaliya Ziyaad Barree tiin tahe ture. Yeroo san Ziyaad Barree akeeka Somaaliyaa Guddittii ijaaruuf sagnateeffatee, ummata Oromo Afran Qalloo, Anniyaa fi Ituu, Arsii, Gujii fi Boorna guutuuf maqaa “Somaali Abboo” moggaasee weerara lafa saamichaa fi ummata Oromo Somaalessuu irratti baneet ture. Lola Ziyaad Barree san, saboontonni Oromo dura dhaabbanne. Fashaluu weerara saniif illee gumaachine.

Garaagarummaan weerara bara 1970-moota keessaa Oromo irratti tahee fi kan ammaa, weerarri ammaa kan Mootummaa Itoophiyaatin saganteeffamee, qindaayee Oromo fi Oromiyaa irratti labsamee tahu isaati. Mootummaan ABUT lola sanyii duguugii fi samicha lafaa Oromo irratti bane deemsisaa jiruun, akeeka mootummaan Ziyaada Barree yaalee duraa fashale san karaa biraan guutaa jira jechuun ni dandayama. Itti dabalee, weerarri ammaa kun itti fufa weerara fi saamicha ABUT bara 1991 kaasee Oromo irratti deemsisaa jiruu ti.

Weerrara mootummaa ABUT kanaan Oromota dhibbootaan lakkaawamuutu ajjeefame; ajjeefamaa jiraas. Lafa Oromo bal’ootu humna waraanaan dhunfa ”Liyyuu Poolis” jala oolee alaabaan “bulchiinsa Naanno Somaalee” irra dhaabbatee balal’aa jira.
Weerarri sanyii duguggii fi saamicha lafaa kun heera addunyaa fi heera biyyatti illee faallessa. Mootummaan ABUT Heeraa fi seera ofiif tolchee faallessuu adeeffatu illee, akka isaan ololan itti yoo ummata ollaa gidduu dhibdeen jiraatte, karaa nagayaa fi aadaatin furamti malee, warannii mootummaa gara tokko goree ummata ”ni bulchina” jedhan itti hin duulamu.

Weerarri kun, weerara jireenya Oromo gaaga’uu irratti aggaamame fi deemaa jiruu dha. Weerara lafa ummata Oromo kukutanii kan biraatif kennuu ti. Weerara ABUT hogooggi ”Liyyuu Poolis” jedhuun Oromo irratti labsee deemsisaa jiru kana, karaa hundaan dura dhaabachuu fi fashalsuun dirqama Oromo hundaati. Gatiin Oromon weerara kana dura dhaabachuuf baasu, gatii akka ummataa itti, biyya teenya irraa kabajaan jiraachuuf baafnu waan taheef, gatii bilisummaa fi kabajaa namoomaaf baafnu. Gatii haqaaf baafnuu. Gatii kabajamuun haqa Oromo fi tokkummaan biyya Oromo tiksuun gaafatu hunda baafnee weerara kana fashalsuun dirqama keenya; dirqama Oromo hundaati.

Waamicha Jaarmayootaa fi ummata Oromo-f

Weerara sanyii duguuggii fi saamicha lafaa Oromo/Oromiyaa irrati baname, weerara jireenya Oromo, tokkummaa Oromo fi Oromiyaa irratti deemaa jiru kana nu Jaarmoliin afran Koree Qindeessituu utubanne, waan hunda dura ansineeti, kara hundaan dura dhaabbanna. Cimsinee illee balaaleffanna.

Jaarmoliin siyaasaa, jaarmayoonni ummataa fi ummanni Oronmoo hundi tokkummaan weerara sanyii duguuggii ABUT Oromo fi Oormiyaa irratti labse kana karaa hundaan wajjiin akka dura dhaabbannu waamicha lammummaa isiniif goona. Kanumaan walqabsiifnee, marii hunda keenya ammate gochuun, tarkaanfi fi murtii Oromo humneessu hunda gamtaan fudhachuun yoon isaa illee amma jenna. Mootummaan ABUT weerara amma Oromo irratti baneen, ijibaata dhumaa gochaat jira. Weerara kana dura dhaabachuu fi fashalsuun dhumaati bittaa ABUT itti akka geessuu hubannee, tokkumaan bilisummaa ummata Oromof haa qabsoofnuu jenna.

Waamicha Oromota Mootummaa ABUT Tajaajilaa Jiraniif

Oromonni mootummaa ABUT karaa addaa addaatin ABUT tajaajilaa jirtan, hamma yoom akkanaan itti fuftu? Hamma yoom mootummaa ummata Oromo naasuu takka malee ajjeesaa, hidhaa fi dararaa jiru, mootummaa ”Liyyuu Poolis” Somaalee golgaa godhatee, weerara sanyii duguuggii fi saamicha lafa Oromo irratti banee , Oromo lafa isaa irraa buqqisuun ummta biraaf kennaa jiru tajaajiluu? Hamma yoom kabajaan namoomaa keessanu qondaalota ABUT-n guyya guyyaan dhiitamuu kan obsitu? Haala isinii fi ummanni Oromo keessa jirtan akka keessa deebitanii gamaagamtanii fi dura of bilisoomsuun falammii jireenyaa, falammi mirga abbaa biyummaaf, haqaaf, qixxummaaf fi bilisummaa fi deemookraasiif ummanni Oromo deemsisaa jiru bira karaa isiniif mijjateen akka dabalamtan waamicha obbolummaa isiniif goona. Hubadhaa: ummanni Oromo bilisoomu malee, isin illeen bilisaa miti. Ummanni Oromo aangoomu malee, isin illeen hin aangomtan. Bilisummaa, aangomuu fi kabajaa namoomaa ummata Oromof dhaabachuun yeroon isaa amma isiniin jenna.

Waamicha Hoggantootaa fi Ummata Somaaleef

Akkuma beekamu, ummatoonni Oromo fi Somaalee baroota kumaatamaaf ollummaa gaariin jiraanne. Ummatoonni lamaan ollaa qofa odoo hin tahin, ummata aadaa fi afaanin illeen hedduu walfakaannu; waa heddu wajjiin qabnu. Ummatootni Oromo fi Somaalee, ummatoota lafaa fi daangaa waliif beekuu fi waliif kabaju, ummatota rakkoo ummatoota lamaan jidduu itti dhalattee, karaa nagayaa, aadaa fi walkabajaan furachaa jiraanne akka tahe garri lachuu beekna.

Amma ammo, hogantoonni ABUT, kan bara 1991 irraa kaasanii mootummaa Itoophiyaa dhunfatan, lafa fagoo irraa dhufanii, tooftaa “qoqoodanii bituu” hujii irraa oolachuun, ummata Oromo fi Somaalee walitti buusuu hujii godhatanii jiran. Ummatoonni Oromo fi Somaalee akkuma baroota kumaatamaan ollummaan nagayaan jiraanne, fuula dura ille jiraatuuf deemna. Ummatota lamaan qubsuma, aadaa, afaanii fi seenaatu walitti nu hidha. Ummata Somaaleef ollaan ummata Oromo ti. Ummata Somaaleef, ABUT fi ummanni ABUT keessaa bahe ollaa hin turree; ollaa illee tahuuf hin jiraatu. Ummataa fi hoggantoonni Sameelee, dhugaa kana yaadachiisuu barbaanna. Dhugaa kana yaadachuun, humna fagoo dhufee, dantaa ofitiif jecha, hariiroo ollaa gaarii ummatoota keenyaa booressaa fi diigaa jiru kana dura akka dhaabbatan waamicha isiniif goona. Maayii irratti kan walitti hafu, kan walitti aanu, nu ummata Oromo fi ummata Somaalee akka taane yaadadha.

Waamicha Ummatoota Itoophiyaa Maraaf

Mootummaan abbaa irree ABUT gara jabeenyaan mirgoota namoomaa ummatoota Itoophiyaa guutuu humna waraanaa fi tikaaan dhiitaa fi saamaa akka jiruu hundaatu beeka. Aangoo mootummaa Itoohiyaa irra caalaa turuuf, tooftaa gargar baasanii bituu, cunqursuu fi saamuu itti fayyadamuun, ummatoota heddu walitti buusuuf baroota 26 keessatti ijibaanni Mootummaan abbaa irree ABUT hin yaalin hin jiru.

Muddee 2016 irraa kaasee, humna waraanaa ”Liyyuu Poolis ” Somaalee jedhamu golgaa godhatee, weerara sanyii duguuggii fi samicha lafa Oromo irratti baneet jira.

Lolli arr’a mootummaan abbaa irree ABUT Oromo irratti bane, Oromo irratti daangeffameekan hafuu miti. Humna Liyyu Poolis kana dura naannoo Amaaraatti hojii dhoksaa fi shiraa deddeebisanii hojjachiisani ummata akka adabu taasisuun mirkaniidha. Gochi akkanaa ummata biraatis gahuun hin hafu.

Hundi keenya bilisummaa fi nagaya hawwineef gonfachuuf, kabajaa namoomaa qabaannee biyya teenya keessa sodaa malee jiraachuuf, mootummaan abbaa irree ABUT baduu qaba. Lolli of irraa facisuu ummanni Oromo sirna ABUT irratti deemsisu, lola keessani. Yoo tokkumaan dhaabbanne lolle; wal-duukaa yoo qabsoofne; mootummaa ABUT aangoo irraa ariineet abbaa biyyaa teenyaa taana. Bilisummaa, kabajaa namoomaa fi nagaya arganna. Tanaaf jecha, ummanni hundi wajjiin sochoonee sirna abbaa-irree ABUT irratti warraaqsa bilisummaa akka cimsinu irra deebinee waamicha isininiif goone.

Ummata fi Dhaabbatoota Addunyaatif

Mootummoonni dhihaa bara 1991 irraa kaasee mootummaan abbaa irree Itophiyaa ABUT hogganu gargaarsa karaa hundaatin bira dhaabbachuun, gaafii qixxummaa, haqaa fi deemookraasii ummanni Oromo fi ummtoonni Itoophiyaa biraa kaasan, humna waraanaatiin akka ukkaamsu gumaachuun keessan hin waakkatamu. Mootummaan abbaa-irree ABUT, ji’a Muddee bara 2016 irraa kaasee ummata Oromo irratti weerara ball’aa sanyii duguuggii fi samicha lafaa (ethnic cleansing and land grab aggression) ummata Oromo irratti baneet jira. Ummata Oromo dhibbootaan lakkaawamuu tu weerara kanaan ajjefamaa jira. Oromon lafa isaa irraa duguugamaati jira. Rakkoo yeroo dheertuuf sabatiinsa Gaanfa Afrikaa dhoowwuu maltuutu Mootumma abbaa irree ABUT-n habaqaalamaa jira.

Mootummaan Itoophiyaa ABUT hogganu, weerara sanyii diguuggii fi saamicha lafa Oromo irratti bane kana hatattamaan akka dhaabu dhiibba akka gootan waamicha isiniif goone. Ummata Oromo weerara kana dura dhaabbachuun, qabsoo jieenyaa, kabajaa mirga namoomaa fi haqaa gochaa jiru akka bira dhaabbattan waamicha isiniif goona.

Adda Demokraatawaa Oromo (ADO)
Adda Bilisummaa Oromo (ABO)
Adda Bilsummaa Oromo “T” (ABO)
Kallacha Walabummaa Oromo (KWO)

Injfannoon Ummata Oromof! Injifannoo ummatoota Itophiyaa ABUT cunqursu hundaaf!
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Statement by the Coordinating Committee of Four Oromo Organizations

28 February 2017
Statement by the Coordinating Committee of Four Oromo Organizations

We the undersigned four Oromo liberation organizations, strongly condemn the land-grab and ethnic-cleansing policy in Oromia region of Ethiopia in general and Hararghe, Bale and in Borana-Guji zones in particular. This is the result of the narrow ethnically-based Ethiopian government which, since 1991, is controlled and dominated by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) representing about six percent of the population of Ethiopia. The TPLF leadership hates Oromo numerical asset as they are the single largest national group in Ethiopia. For that purpose the TPLF adopted a secret policy of reducing the size of the Oromo population and grabbing their land. The policy was exposed when the regime announced the so-called Addis Ababa Master Plan, a ruinous social engineering project driven by TPLF leaders’ rancor and greed. At the heart of the plan is a scheme to forcibly uproot Oromo farmers from their ancestral land, reducing them to abject poverty, loss of culture and ruination of their way of life. Destruction of any people’s livelihood, culture and identity is ethnocide, which is a crime against humanity.

The removal of our people from their lands led to a massive peaceful mass demonstrations throughout Oromia and Ethiopia, calling for human and democratic rights and for establishment of the rule of law. The regime responded with brute force by killing more than three thousand people, maiming thousands, and detaining at least seventy thousand people and forcing into exile thousands of Oromo nationals. Incapable of any positive response to meet peoples’ legitimate demands, the regime persisted in using brute force under Emergency Measures leading to more killings, detention of thousands more. Sadly, the TPLF has recently extended violent land-grab and ethnic-cleansing in Hararghe, Bale and Borana-Guji zones of Oromia.

The continuation of this criminal program is made even more sinister than on previous occasion, as it is pursued with more extreme violence by deploying the extralegal armed bands dubbed Special Police. The lawless Special Police is under the so-called ‘federal’ secret service command, although it is deceptively strutted as being under the office of head of Somali regional state. Claiming connection with officials of the Somali regional administration quite simply aims branding a brash criminal enterprise the TPLF itself concocted as a conflict between Oromo and Somali peoples, which is simply untrue.

There is no animosity or unsolvable difference between Somali and Oromo peoples who lived together for countless generations, and share strong linguistic bond and rich cultural heritage. The two peoples are entitled to and absolutely capable to sort out any differences peaceably. And, even by the TPLF written but often flouted laws, differences between neighboring federal states need to be resolved peacefully and there is clearly no ground for violence.

The Special Police is not part of Somali region’s police force or even have any legality under federal or regional laws. Its initial purpose was apparently to protect foreign workers searching for gas in Ogaden against the wishes of the local inhabitants, and in the operation areas of Ogaden national resistance. It has clearly failed in its original objective, as overt searches in Ogaden have been stalled. This outfit has since been used as an auxiliary to the notorious army unit called Agazi, under direct TPLF warlords’ command and deployed to intimidate, harass, execute or disappear, and force into exile political opponents in the Somali region and elsewhere. This outfit has also been used in the Amhara region for carrying out covert operations some of them against Tigrayan residents that were later blamed on the local Amhara population.

In Oromia, the Special Police is routinely used to incite fake conflict by carrying out raids from Somali areas into adjacent Oromo settlements, uprooting numerous Oromo villagers in the process. The TPLF organized and guided raids are then presented as inter-ethnic conflict, so the TPLF would step in as arbiters, something the TPLF can have absolutely no moral or political ground to claim.

The Special Police actions are indeed part of desperate political maneuvers to justify the lawless TPLF regime hanging on to power. The overriding objective of this criminal exercise is diverting attention away from peaceful protests in Oromia in the past few years, calling for respect for basic human and democratic rights and rule of law, thus speaking for and inspiring people in all corners of Ethiopia. Short on positive reply to meet peoples’ legitimate grievances, deployment of the Special Police unravels TPLF leaders’ unrequited brutality and political obduracy, a toxic blend that can steadily take the whole country down along with the regime.

We are certain that TPLF machinations will not set the Oromo and Somali peoples against one another but will in fact be used as a wake-up call to foil its criminal designs. So, we call on brotherly peoples of Oromia and Ogaden as well as all other population groups in Ethiopia to resolve any real or contrived differences peacefully using time-honored traditional institutions and thereby frustrate TPLF divisive aims.

We use this opportunity to call for intervention of members of the international community to press the TPLF regime to abandon its dangerous schemes of inciting troubles, lift the notorious emergency measures, free political prisoners, open up dialogue with opposition parties, and arrange for free and fair elections to set the country on the road to peace and democracy.

We especially call on members of the UN Security Council the UN Secretary General to take note of the TPLF reign of terror and to press the regime to seek peaceful resolution of problems stifling the country, free political prisoners and open talks with them to organize fair and free elections with the UN material support and expertise.

We also call on the African Union as well as individual leaders not to ignore the deteriorating situation in Ethiopia and to use their influences to encourage the regime to stop making the dire situation get even worse, press them to free political prisoners, to open talks with all opposition parties with a view to organize fair and free elections as a prelude to a peaceful and democratic future.

We trust that the combined struggles and sacrifices being paid in the peaceful resistance by Oromo and other peoples in all corners of Ethiopia will in the end prevail over the TPLF tyranny. We shall continue to stand with the masses of our people bearing the brunt of TPLF brutality and shall do all we can to hasten the dawn of victory and peace.

Finally, we wish to renew our call on the TPLF leaders if they abandon brute force in favor of peaceful way out of political and economic morass their selfish and shortsighted policies plunged the country to, we shall remain open for peaceful dialogue to establish the rule of law, freedom, democracy and peace.

Oromo Democratic Front (ODF)
Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)
Oromo Liberation Front – United (OLF-U)
Front for Independence of Oromia (FIO)

The struggle for peace, democracy, freedom, human dignity and the rule of law shall prevail!
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