TPLF Reschedules Its EPRDF Assemblage Meeting for Tomorrow

September 14, 2012

by Tsinat Haile

TPLF moved up the meeting of the council of its facade assemblage it calls EPRDF from Sept 16, 2012 it initiallyThe Eighth Annual Ceremonial Ethiopian Flag Raising announced to Sept 14-15, 2012. It is not clear what prompted the rescheduling of the meeting but one possible reason cited is the mounting international pressure to name Meles’ successor.

The uncertainties that have engulfed the country for over three months following the disappearance and then the announcement of the death of dictator Meles has brought the economic activities to a grinding halt. The hitherto wish-washy handling of the post-Meles period by the TPLF has only made matters worse. The TPLF has been marred by making one wobbly decision one day only to rescind it the following day. TPLF’s calling of its rubberstamp parliament into session to swear-in HD as the acting PM only to cancel it altogether the following day not only illustrates very well their hitherto handling of issues and despicable performance but it is also a glimpse into the future.

The failure of the TPLF to come up with a compromise candidate to fill up Meles’ position and their leaving of such an important office vacant for so long shows that the dunderheads in the TPLF are incapable of grasping and fathoming the repercussions of such reckless actions on the country in general and its economy in particular. It only underscores once again how arrogant, incompetent and irresponsible the TPLF leadership is.

Dictator Meles’ reckless monetary policies along with the shortage of products in the country have resulted in the skyrocketing unbridled inflation and have made the basic commodities beyond the reach of the average people. The Ethiopian people, at least by far the overwhelming majority, are not living but are desperately attempting to cling to life through adapting to the ever changing situations in everyway they can in order to survive. The foreign currency reserves of the country are at an alarmingly low level and banks have ceased to issue letters of credit to importers. The donor and loaner nations and institutions are on a “wait-and-see” mode. They do not seem to be ready to open up their purses any time soon at least until the clouds of uncertainties clear to their respective satisfactions.

The ball is now squarely in the TPLF’s court. The first major move the TPLF will make in the next couple of days is viewed as a clear indication of where it wants to go. All the stakeholders in the country are waiting for the TPLF’s move in order to calibrate their own next move.

Below is the news clip from one of the TPLF’s mouthpieces – ENA

P.S. The clip is confusing as to which body of the facade (EPRDF) is holding the meeting. First it mentions the council. In the next line it reads the EC of the council which is the EC of the facade. Pick your chioce.

አዲስ አበባ መስከረም 3/2005 የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች አብዮታዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር /ኢሕአዴግ/ ምክር ቤት ከነገ ጀምሮ ለሁለት ቀናት አዲስ አበባ ውስጥ በሚያካሄድው መደበኛ ስብሰባ የግንባሩ ሊቀመንበርና ምክትል ሊቀመንበር ይሰይማል፡፡ የግንባሩ ጽህፈት ቤት ለኢትዮጵያ ዜና አገልግሎት እንዳስታወቀው የምክር ቤቱ ሥራ አስፈፃሚ ኮሚቴ መስከረም 4 እና 5 ቀን 2005 ዓ.ም ስብሰባውን በማድረግ በቅርቡ በድንገት የተለዩትን ታላቁ መሪውን የሚተካ የግንባሩ ሊቀመንበር እንዲሁም ምክትል ሊቀመንበር የሚሰይም ሲሆን ሌሎች ከዚሁ ጋር ተያያዥነት ባላቸው ጉዳዮች ላይ ውሳኔዎችን ያሳልፋል ተብሎ ይጠበቃል። በዚሁ ወቅት በዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን ዕቅድ አፈፃፀም ዙሪያ ያካሄደውን አጭር ግምገማና የ2005 ዓ.ም የትኩረት አቅጣጫዎች የሚመለከት ሰነድ በመመርመር ውሳኔዎችን ያሳልፋል ተብሎ እንደሚጠበቅ ታውቋል። ለሁለት ቀናት በሚካሄደው የምክር ቤቱ ሥራ አስፈፃሚ ኮሚቴ መደበኛ ስብሰባ የ2005 ዓ.ም በድርጅትና በፖለቲካ ሥራዎች ዙሪያ መክሮ መሰረታዊ አቅጣጫዎችን ያስቀምጣል። ምክር ቤቱ በታላቁ መሪ በሳል አመራርና በድርጅቱ የተጀመረውን የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ አጠናክሮ ለማስቀጠል የድርጅቱን የአመራር ግንባታ በተመለከተ የተዘጋጀውን ሰነድ በመመርመር መሰረታዊ አቅጣጫዎችን ያመላክታል። የኢሕአዴግ ምክር ቤት ከአራቱ አባል ድርጅቶች በእኩል የተሰየሙ 180 አባላት ያሉት ሲሆን በሁለት ጉባዔዎች መካከል የግንባሩ ከፍተኛ የሥልጣን አካል ሆኖ እንደሚያገለግል የኢትዮጵያ ዜና አገልግሎት ዘገባ አመልክቷል፡፡

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7 Responses to TPLF Reschedules Its EPRDF Assemblage Meeting for Tomorrow

  1. Simon Reply

    September 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    CADF is now knowingly and inadvertently helping TPLf sympatizers to influence the oppostion camp while barring Ethiopians from comenting in its forum.I have stated before that some of the new opinion makers in this forum have a tendency to produce mixed messages.To this end I suggested in the past these commentators to focuse on practical, tactical and strategical isses how to remove TPLF instead of deliving on speculations about the direction of TPLF.

    Those who want to convince us TPLF will reform is simply diverting our attention from current issues;Which in turn helps TPLF to find time to manuver how to hold her grip upon the population.

  2. Askale Dama Reply

    September 15, 2012 at 5:58 am


    A long time in June, folks were talking about power vacuum. I said that if in fact there develops a true power vacuum, one of two things could happen – the regime will be replaced by a multi-ethnic or democratic regime or the regime will become military by way of internal coup.

    Let’s leave out fiction and facade about PM and so forth. The question is, can TPLF continue to dominate the 80 ethnic groups by means political deception going forward? The answer is no. How can the Tigrean clique ensure their continued military, political, and economic domination going forward? The only source of this power is their military and security, ergo: a military regime.

    Power is the authority to compel and a capacity to coerce. We all know who owns this authority and capacity. All other political ‘analysis’ is illusion, mirage.

    This is also the urgent reality for the opposition. We need to come up with a solution for this basic reality – the disruption and disintegration of TPLF military capacity. The true leaders of the new Ethiopia will come into being in the course of solving this
    central problem of Ethiopian democracy – the destruction of Tigrean minority military rule over 100 million Ethiopian people

  3. Zekarias Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I only wish we at the diaspora stop cheering for chaos or failure or for total collapse of a functioning government in Ethiopia. Granted we may have legitimate political and policy differences with the government but that should not blind us from objectivity and advocate in a subtle way for the collapse of the government. I am hopeful EPRDF will choose a strong leader from amongts its ranks regardless of ethincity. I for one dont even care whether the next prime Minister happens to be Hailemariam or Kuma or Abay or Addisu etc so long as they choose him or her on the basis of leadership quality. To presume, as dispora wishful thinkers think, just because Ato Mesles Zenawi has passed EPRDF of neccessity must cave in to all silly demands (I say silly – to differentiate from legitimate demands) is an absurdity beoynd reason.

  4. lubak Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I would like to ask the web administrators sat why don’t u report about the Ethiopian pastoral people of afar who suffers by various killing sticks of TPLF junta?

  5. Askale Dama Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Dear Tsinat,

    What really is the significance of this article? Are you trying to consult TPLF on how to do and when to do things? Please look at the interview by Golgul? That is called the abuse of political power and economic plunder, a documentation of economic crime. Look at the interview by Araya on political killing, mass killing and documentation of political crime. Look at the stories of mass killing and genocide of the Anuak – world class crime. Consider the planned police, military, security crimes of TPLF and its co-plunderers. So what is that you are trying to communicate and to whom? We all appreciate your effort to do somethting to help the movement. But, I feel that you simmply write somethnig with no sense of the truth, dynamics and meaning of what TPLF is doing and why it does what it does.

    • Yodit Reply

      September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Askale Dama,
      I do not think you understand well how politics works. Little things are as important as big things. They have different audiences. If you are the big thing guy, focus on that and do it. Society is a mix. There are those of us who focus on small things. Leave the small things for us and you focus on big dynamic stuff as you said. What and where is the problem? This world is so big that it can accomodate every one of us and every one of us has a modest thing to contribute in owr own way. You do not have to read what Tsinat wrote. Just skip it and move on to big things. I only wish you success in all your endavour small or big. Cheer up Askale Dama.

  6. Alula Aba Nega Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 3:18 am

    In addition to international pressure, it should be the movement of Muslims for their democratic religious rights, the ETHIOPIAN People Transition Council movement in Ethiopia, more importantly Heroic G7, etc need Prime Minister at this critical time…..other wise who will order mass massacre if the new PM takes the line of Fascist Meles. FOR ETHIOPIANS WHO LIVE IN USA, Woyane too frastrated the prevailing situation in Ethiopia and the crisis of TPLF, distributed moron-hodader trash scrap by blood Ethiopians-traitors by paying them huge amount of Dollors stolen from the people of Ethiopia!! Be causious and pass information who engaged in this dirty shameful practice!

    Victory for the people of Ethiopia!!!

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