What has the professor done for Ethiopia lately? The blunt answer is
“nothing of value”. As for his intellect-lacking uttering from time to
time against the democratically elected EPRDF government, it is only
for personal attention from DERG clones, period.
Tecola is not fit to tie Tagai Sebhat Nega’s shoes, in my opinion, let
alone judging his inetegrity. My sources, if true, tell me that Tecola
was born and raised in Asmara and that he was a die hard supporter of
EPLF when he was young. If my sources are wrong, then Tecola ought
to deny the allegations and set his own record straight.
Tagai Sebhat Nega is a man of principle and tells the truth. His
comments during the interview about standing by the choice the
Eritrean people made concerning their independence, if only the last
referendum had been fairly conducted, is something that all
Ethiopians must respect. The Ethiopian Constitution provides the right
of Nations and Nationalities to secede without bloodshed, if they
should elect to do so legally. Where is Tecola’s intellect or lack
thereof, on this matter anyway? For a person who has never put his
own life in jeopardy in defense of Ethiopia, it is just a war game that
Professor Tecola Hagos likes to play from time to time.
I firmly believe that Eritreans will get a second chance to conduct
another referendum to decide whether or not to rejoin the
Motherland. Professor Tecola’s option of war must remain his alone.
Ethiopians are focused on the task of waging war on poverty.