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The provocative and reckless call for war by the TPLF must be condemned and stopped

SOCEPP Canada
July 5, 2021

TPLFThe current situation in Ethiopia is very alarming. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has issued an ultimatum to the Amhara regional forces to vacate the areas known as Wolkite, Tsegede, Tselemt and Raya or else “face military attack”.

According to Guardian, the TPLF is now mobilizing thousands to march against the Amhara. Tigray forces mobilise against militias from neighbouring province | Ethiopia | The Guardian. Other reports also show that TPLF militia that fled to Sudan is reorganizing to return to fight in Wolkite, Tsegede, Tselemt.

We at SOCEPP Canada are very concerned that this irresponsible and belligerent threat of the TPLF will lead to unprecedented loss of life and destruction of properties. We are afraid that unless something is done and done now to stop this threat from being translated into practice, it could very easily be the spark that will initiate regional destabilization in the horn.

For anyone who follows the situation in Ethiopia very closely, and the situation in the areas mentioned above in particular, it is clear that the forced annexation of the areas into the administrative region of Tigray has been challenged from the very beginning.

Furthermore, the legal complaints filed by inhabitants for the regions to resolve the issue through the formal process was completely time and again blocked by the TPLF throughout its 27 years of ruling the country. Over the years, thousands who opposed the forced annexations of the regions were exiled, killed and forced out of the regions.

It is also known that the TPLF has used “resettlement programs” to change the demography of the region by settling a very large number of ex TPLF combatants and cadres in these areas.

Given the above, there is no question that any attempt to take the area by force by the TPLF forces will lead to a catastrophic and widespread conflict that could have a far reaching .consequences. We insist that the TPLF refrain from such irresponsible and provocative action.

We urge the government of Canada, members of parliament, peace groups and the International Community to condemn TPLF’s adventure and put pressure on the TPLF to come to its senses to seek a peaceful solution. We will hold the TPLF responsible for any loss of life, destruction of property or escalation of the conflict that could follow due to such a reckless act.  SOCEPP Canada

2 Comments

  1. tplf does not deserve any support from a legitimate country, where law and order are respected. tplf has a proven history of lawlessness and acts of terrorism while in power for almost three decades in Ethiopia. Why the US admin is giving so much support to an outlaw group is just gloomy. Had they done the right thing, supporting the Ethiopian government rather than the outlaw group, I think, there wouldn’t have been any conflict what so ever. By doing the right thing and making decisions in accordance with correct international principles could have saved peoples’ lives and property. The US should leave us alone. Let the people, who lived together and have generations of friendship, sort out their differences, clearly identify the problems and resolve for solutions. No interference is required in the internal affairs of a sovereign state.

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