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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ODF on the just released statement by the Central Committee of OPDO

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We have reviewed, with great interest and care, the just released statement of the just concluded meeting of the Central Committee of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), the governing party in the Oromia National Regional State, and a constituent member of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

In the statement, OPDO expressed its willingness and readiness to work with Oromo opposition groups, both inside the country and outside, in promoting the interests and wellbeing of the Oromo people and all the people of the country. Along with promises of reform and a pledge to open the democratic space, it also called on the opposition to work with it to realize a truly democratic multi-national federation in Ethiopia.

We believe the call is timely and a major step in the right direction. And we therefore wholeheartedly welcome and accept OPDO’s call. While commending and applauding OPDO for the bold move, we want to take this opportunity to express our willingness and readiness to work with it not only to realize the aspirations of the Oromo people but also to make Ethiopia’s federation genuinely democratic and multi-national, for which we have been advocating sine the founding of our organization.

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To this effect, our organization and its leadership is ready to meet its counterparts in OPDO forthwith. We believe this augurs well for Ethiopia’s democratization and charts a path to ensure the age-old dreams of all the Ethiopian people for freedom, democracy and justice, for which tens of thousands have suffered and sacrificed over the decades, become a reality, once and for all.

Freedom and justice for all!
Oromo Democratic Front (ODF)


  1. Great news. This leaves the brutal dictator and the wounded beast Woyane in darknesS. Long-live the unity and solidarity of the Oromo opposition groups and the recovering and rehabilitating OPDO from the sins of EPRDF.The big Apple, EPRDF is peeling-off of its dirt in governance and killing of the poor and oppressed Ethiopian mass. Enough is enough. The Ethiopian mass have been displaced, dis-possessed and dis-persed in every corner of the Country.Their blood,sweat and tears are demanding for peace and justice. Regional peace, democracy, Political stability, social harmony and economic progress is their cry in the soon-to-come,post-woyane Ethiopia. The beast has to go.

    Down with Woyane and Victory to a united democratic Ethiopia. VIVA AG7 too.

  2. Let God help you to realise the dream of ethiopian people in building a fair, peaceful democratic ethiopia. You desereve to lead this democratic country. Down down tplf!!

  3. But OPDO wanted to work with the real opposition, not with opportunists. Opportunists has OPDO in abundance!

  4. “To this effect, our organization and its leadership is ready to meet its counterparts in OPDO forthwith”……..Incredible!
    Obbo Leenco, this is not politics but an obsession of the lowest order, to say the least.
    OPDO is a regional party. Since when does a regional Party got the prerogatives of inviting counterparts to discuss a national issue, a function that is empirically allotted to national/ruling parties?
    There is one central motive for the ODF in their incessant attempts of appeasing the OPDO and its masters: Marginalizing the OLF to the extent that it would become irrelevant from the Ethiopian political scene. ODF’s rational for this clear: they do not want see OLF succeed without them leading it. They do whatever it takes to fulfill this motive. Even, G7 or other forces of national Unity with core Amahara leadership in the opposition camp are not as adamant as the ODF towards the OLF. This is a mental disorder and their response to the OPDO is laughable.

    • Sadik, are you in hallucination? I did not see where they talked about OLF. Why are you so paranoid? why do think everything is done to attack OLF? Get real man.

      • Taye,
        You have no idea, bastard!! Just stay where you are at. I am talking to the ODF and they know how to read between the lines. This is not for you, it is for people skilled with what it entails to be subtle.
        People like you should just join the mob, not discourses like this.

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