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A statement released by the party hours after its Central Committee Meeting in Addis Abeba chaired by PM Abiy and Oromia regional state president Lemma Megerssa, ODP said that ‘the group’ behind these acts are working without rest to the turning the region into a bastion of chaos while deliberately orchestrating the killings on the Oromo people. “This is a dream at the brink of death and we will hold those responsible accountable,” reads the statement, which failed to identify “the group” by name.
The “Oromo Revolution” and the current nationwide reform is not something to be taken for granted as it was not “achieved easily”; it all happened with the sacrifices of the Oromo people, the statement said, expressing the party’s determination to let “no one” to hijack the revolution. “Yet this is another chapter of the Oromo revolution, and ODP will take it to another level,” it reads, further underscoring the need to make more rapid and concrete progress on the reform process.
Yesterday’s emergency meeting of the executive came in the wake of increasing violence in recent weeks along the Benishangul Gumuz regional state, bordering ther Kemashe zone and the Oromia regional state as well as in various parts of west Oromia; in Moyale in southern Ethiopia; and Chinaksen and Babile areas in east Hararghe. The ongoing violence continue to cost the lives of civilians and mass displacements, the extent of which is unclear as of yet. ODP’s statement refereed to these incidents as “unspeakable atrocity” being committed.