Abiy Ahmed is silent about the deadly protests in Ethiopia because he wrote the wrong speech
Tigrai Online Oct. 26, 2019
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed is silent about the conflict this week in Ethiopia.
When Chief Engineer of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – GERD, Engineer Simegnew Bekele was killed in Addis Ababa in the middle of Addis Ababa in July 2018, Abiy Ahmed was in the United States of America. We all were astonished by the prime minister’s speech about the death of Engineer Simegnew Bekele at that time. Abiy Ahmed was speaking as if Engineer Simegnew Bekele was some random man instead of the Chief Engineer of one of the most important Ethiopian mega projects in the history of the country. Who was behind the horrible act that took the life a known, hard working, father, and country loving Engineer? We still don’t know.
When Ethiopia’s Chief of Staff General Seare Mekonnen, Amhara state’s president Ambachew Mekonnen and other top generals and state officials were assassinated in June 2019, Abiy Ahmed appeared in some obscure room wearing military fatigues in front of one microphone. There was no federal and state officials, no military leaders, and there was no national media with him, why? Abiy told the nation there was there was attempted coup Bahirdar to over throw state government or the national government. Abiy Ahmed and his coconspirators told us the top Amhara state officials were killed by Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige, let’s say that is true, but it highly unlikely, but who was behind the assassination of General Seare Mekonnen and Mjaor General Gezae Abera? The people of Ethiopia are still waiting to hear from the government Abiy Ahmed. The trend shows we will never find out.
Fast forward to October 2019 and the Abiyot Ahmed Ali production studios were proceeding fully to release yet another tragic drama, but this time the targets knew the plot to eliminate Mr. Jawar Muhammed and they successfully foiled assassination attempt.
Possibly the Abiy team underestimated Jawar’s influence in the Oromo people including those who are in the security apparatus and those in Abiy Ahmed’s inner circle. Jawar’s survival and the consequent deadly protests in Oromia state and in the capital Addis Ababa have sent a shockwave of fear to little man in Menlik Palace. Abiy Ahmed doesn’t even know what to say after sixty seven Ethiopians were killed in two days clashing with the security forces because the speech he had written before he left to Russia to participate in the Russia-Africa summit was supposed to be about someone else not the 67 innocent Ethiopian civilians.
The New York Times on it’s October 25, 2019 publication said the following. “Weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is coming under harsh criticism over his silence in the face of protests this week that police said had resulted in the deaths of 67 people.” The Ethiopian government has deployed the army to stop the protest in Oromia. Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afewerki’s Ethiopia is getting worst than any Ethiopia we have ever seen before.
Please carefull to Professor Ezekiel Gebissa's interview by TMJ about what happened to Jawar Muhammad this week.