By Ahmed Abdi,
AS POLITICAL crisis rise in Ethiopia only few months before the general election, the main powerful opposition groups discussed about the recently peaceful protests that left at least 40 students killed, during demonstrations against Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party’s endeavor to annex the capital city of Addis Ababa in part of the Oromia state.
Violence erupted in several university campuses across Oromia state as ethnic Oromo students protested against Addis Ababa’s annexation.
Amid increasing tensions in Oromia state and fresh killings of Aware by the Ethiopian Security Forces in Ogaden Region, the assistant of ONLF Foreign Secretary for Ethiopian Affairs and deputy Community mobilizer, Hassan Moalin, called the Addis Ababa regime “a state-sponsored terrorism,” the ONLF’s news portal, Ogaden News Agency reported today.
“Mr. Moalin condemned the cold-blooded killings of Oromo students and sends condolences to the victims and their families on behalf of ONLF,” the report said.
The ONLF official also suggested that the importance of collaborating against what he called “the common enemy” of the two people under Ethiopian occupation in order to resist the merciless Ethiopian regime.
Dr. Shugt Gellat , OLF Foreign Secretary, in his part first thanked the Somali people from Ogaden Region around the globe saying that he will always remember their overwhelmed with tenderness for the students, when they saw the Ethiopian army brutality .
During the call, both officials called on the two-brotherly people to unite within and outside of the country to oust the ruling party of TPLF, in part of liberating Oromia and Ogadenia territories.
It is not the first time that officials from Ogaden National Liberation Front and Oromo Liberation to reach out and discuss the future states of Ogadenia and Oromia.
Although a number of official meetings took place in the diaspora since January 2014 between Oromo and Ogadenia people besides voicing side-by-side in several demonstrations against the Ethiopian regime, it was only earlier this week that they held a joint-meeting in Minnesota, United States.
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