National council of Oromia is to bridge the gaps persisting in national Oromo struggle
(Advocacy4Oromia, 29.01.2016) Dr Asafa T Dibaba gives some clues about the proposed foundation of National council of Oromia.
In his brief explanation (on his Facebook Timeline ) about the urgency of the council, he declares the intention of the council in a bold and clear way.
“Please note that by organizing toward the founding of Notional Council of Oromia, I HAVE NO ANY INTENTION WHATSOEVER to organize another political organization,” says Dr Asafa.
He further points that the goal of the council will be “to bridge the… gaps persisting in national Oromo struggle.”
Here below is the full detail points:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF OROMIA.
Hayyee, oolmaan/bultumi nagaa?
I understand well your fear and I share your concern. So, here I will try to make clear the whole issue once again about the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF OROMIA Project.
Note: Please note that by organizing toward the founding of Notional Council of Oromia, I HAVE NO ANY INTENTION WHATSOEVER to organize another political organization. But in good faith and good intention, in the best interest of the Oromo nation and peoples in Oromia, it is to bridge the following gaps persisting in national Oromo struggle:
-to unite the divided Oromo voices and fix the house fallen apart at this critical point in time. Our people are dying to be heard. So, the following issues are crucial to handle very carefully but timely:
-Who assumes (or should assume) leadership for the ongoing OromoProtest?
-Who represents our voice at the UN or EU to plead to the world community if some catastrophe may follow (God forbid) the present crisis like it did in Gambela, Rwanda, or Yugoslavia? And we are not ready to save our people after 40 years of having a vanguard organization we all feel proud of!
-25 years back, tens of thousands of members of OLA (WBO) were massacred on Tullu Walal, in Dhidhessa valley, and everywhere, and the Army was dispersed beyond any measure to reorganize it as a viable military wing that can defend its nation and weaken its enemy. However, no group or individual has taken responsibility and we have been told it was a grave mistake. So,
-What do we learn from our mistake and what can we do today to sustain the struggle and continue the ongoing OromoProtest led by Qeerroo and the Peasant back home?
-to create a Forum for, or open a venue to facilitate for national dialogue and to reach national consensus among the existing Oromo political organizations walking in a circle.
At present, as we all know, there are many political entities which one can categorize into 3:
-those who struggle to establish a Democratic Republic of Oromia in the Horn
-those who struggle for Democratizing Ethiopia, and
-those who are undecided, Either / Or, but the Liberation is to realize the right to Self-Determination
However, WHAT DO THE OROMO NEED? Who has the Mandate and Legitimacy to decide on Oromo’s (and those living in Oromia) destiny? It needs a National Dialogue in which each Political entity (Fronts, Organizations, and Parties) will present their political programs, report to the Council success and major limitations, and the way forward.
NOTE: I would say, it will be up to the National Council to give Legitimacy or to annul a political organization, a party or a front, for its inefficient political program, corruption, or oblivion or inactivity, and thus to deem it as Legitimacy Deficit! From that day onwards, that group, hitherto been a political organization, a party, or a front, will remain, as it occurs, part of the civil society and will vote democratically to elect or be elected, and to give voice to every matter that concerns the lives of the Oromo and peoples in Oromia.
And, another Purpose of the National Council of Oromia is
-to seek a long lasting solution for the most persisting other problems. We are dying time to time and it is too many a series of tragic deaths: unlawful imprisonment, eviction from ancestral land, forced exile, rape, murder, etc.
We need to have a strong non-political, non-profit organization, a National Council, to which every Oromo and Oromo Political and/or Civic organization will be accountable.
So, is this not a noble cause? If you think you have a better way of addressing the problems, please come and be part of the National Council of Oromia and you will be welcome to present your opinion freely and democratically.
It will be made clear I hope on media, social networks, and on different Public Discussions (Forums) in a few days to come.
I am of the mind that the Oromo issue can and should never be BUSINESS AS USUAL! It cannot and should not be a Part-time job politicians do only when they have time, while we are observing the bloodbath on the street in Oromia on daily basis and when the world is watching!
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Nagaa Waaqaa keessa.