Top ANDM leaders, Bereket Simon and Tadese Kassa arrested in Addis Ababa sent to Amhara regional state
Tigrai Online, Jan. 23, 2019
Ethiopian top politicians and members of ANDM leadership, Bereket Simon and Tadese Kassa arrested in Addis Ababa sent to Amhara regional state
Top ANDM leaders, Bereket Simon and Tadese Kassa have been arrested by Amhara regional state security forces with the help of federal security units today. The two senior ANDM officials were arrested in their houses and they have been whisked to Amhara regional state. Amhara regional state TV stated the two leaders of ANDM are currently in prison in the state.
ANDM has been infiltrated by ultra narrow nationalist Amhara groups and it has been secretly working against the EPRDF government which ANDM is a member of for years. Recently ANDM expelled a few of its senior members including Mr. Bereket Simon who is Tigringa speaker from Eritrean parents for unknown reason, but Ethiopian political analysts say those dismissed from the organization are non Amharas either Tigraian or Agaw/Qemant origin.
The arrest of the two ANDM leaders is taking place while the popularity of Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister is at its lowest and the former ANDM now christened as ADP is facing its worst civil unrest in the regional state.
The accidental Addis Ababa Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed is losing control of the country day by day and he is willing to do whatever it takes to garner support from his loyal backers while the Ethiopian popular support is disappearing like the Ethiopian highland fog.
The other interesting fact is every time this little boy is out of the country, dreaded things happen. The last time he was in the United State of America the beloved engineer Simegnew Bekele’s life was extinguished and his body dumped in a square in the middle of Addis Ababa.
It seems this latest arrest of the former freedom fighters and senior public servants is a last ditch by the little boy’s team to hold on to power in Ethiopia, at least to make it to one year.
Please think about this fact, while arrested members of the TPLF like General Kinfe Dangew are not allowed to be tried in their state, members of ANDM are immediately sent to Amhara regional state. Why?