Ethiopia - Dr. Ambachew And Ermias Speak About Ato Tesfaye Getachew
This week alone an attack by armed groups on civilians and the Oromia police has left many killed, including 17 members of the Oromia regional state Police, who, according to people who talked to local media, have intervened and later run out of bullets. The burial ceremonies of these police officers in different parts of cities and towns across the region triggered anger and resentment among residents marked by protest demonstrations denouncing ODP’s failure to guarantee safety and security in the region .
“ODP has no doubt that the region will enjoy the peace it has lost, and it will take the people out of the adversity they are facing,” stated the party, stressing on the impact of its merger this week with the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), headed by veteral Oromo politician, Lencho Letta, as a viable way to its efforts in building a democratic system.
The statement also called on various of segments of the society including elders, religious leaders, the Abba Geddas, the Oromo Youth (Qeerroo) and others to work together to bring a peaceful resolution to the underlying causes of the conflicts.
The statement was short of explaining the party’s plan in containing the violence erupting in pockets of the region and continue costing g lives and limbs.