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President Isaias Afwerki was ready to abandon the Eritrean struggle for independence in exchange to become Ethiopian president

Tigrai Online March 10, 2020

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was ready to abandon the Eritrean struggle for independence if he was offered the highest political office in the new Ethiopian government.

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was ready to abandon the Eritrean struggle for independence if he was offered the highest political office in the new Ethiopian government.

The above extraordinary statement was made by the former Chairman of the TPLF, Mr. Sibhat Nega also commonly known as Aboy Sebhat Nega in an interview with Jounalist Yayesew Shimelis a few days ago. If you are interested to listen the entire interview in Amharic please visit ethioforum channel on Youtube.

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In the interview the veteran TPLF fighter and former Chairman of the organization Aboy Sibhat was asked by Yayesew, has Isaias Afwerki ever said if you let me to become Ethiopian president, I will stop the Eritrean struggle for independence? After explaining how Isaias Afwerki as an individual couldn’t represent the Eritrean struggle for independence and no matter what the TPLF wouldn’t have accepted such an offer, Aboy Sibhat said, Yes. Isaias Afwerki was approached by a man from the CIA and a Sudanese military general and he was asked if was willing to abandon the Eritrean struggle for independence in exchange to become Ethiopian president. His answer was a resounding yes and he was glad about the proposal, however since he hasn’t had consolidated his power yet he changed his mand and told the two people “you are too late”. Aboy Sibhat said this what the Sudanese general had told them.

So, what Isaias Afwerki is doing with Abiy Ahmed is not new he had the agenda of compromising Eritrean independence all along even during the time of armed struggle. That is the main reason Isaias Afwerki has been trying to help Abiy Ahmed Ali and the expansionist forces in Ethiopia against the Tigrai people. The question is does Isaias Afwerki represent the desire and wish of the Eritrean people? Are the Eritrean people willing to throw their sovereignty and independence which they have paid and sacrificed so much?

Isaias Afwerki and Sibhat Nega