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Friday, 10 October 2008

Lidetu Ayalew and Girma Wolde Giorgis on stage !!!

Tedla Asfaw

Have you followed the recent  fake democracy in action in Ethiopia and if you do not let me share with you by bringing the big two players of the circus. Girma Wolde Georgis the "President" of Ethiopia and Lidetu Ayalew the day time opposition and the night time collaborator of TPLF who lost credibility,  mind you he even did not try until now to call a "fake rally" to show to the world the right for free assembly in his "democratic" Ethiopia.

Ato Lidetu Ayalew is the only "opposition" member of the parliament that supported the December 2006 invasion of Somalia who is now calling for Meles' army to pull out immediately  because "Ethiopia can not "finance" this war indefinitely. Do we really finance this war ?

Let me ask you Ato Lidetu Ayalew a question. As a member of parliament, have you travelled to Somalia to assess the progress of the occupation ? If yes what did you hear from the young soldiers there ? If not, will it not be appropriate as the only supporter of the war from the so called opposition for you to resign by not doing your job ? Can you inform us the amount of money spent so far on the occupation and the debate that was conducted to "finance" this war  before you step down ?

The next drama on  parliament floor comes this week following Girma Wolde Georgis' speech to the parliament. Ato Girma spoke on the opening of the fake parliament and Ato Lidetu this time with the help of other known opportunists in the parliament are organizing a protest  motion against  the rosy speech of  Girma Wolde Giorgis on the economy and also  for ignoring Ato Lidetu's call for immediate withdrawal from Somalia.

This is a well staged circus to show democracy in action in Ethiopian parliament. Girma Wolde Giorgis' speech was not different than  several lectures of Meles Zenawi we heard this year. Economic growth of double digit and denying the current famine is not new and why then Ato Lidetu jumped now to organize a motion against the speech of Girma ?

Girma Wolde Geiorgis, the 'king" of Ethiopia, is only reading what TPLF handed  him and Lidetu's call for motion is also part of the well orchestrated drama. The fact of the matter is no Ethiopian is watching this circus and is just a waste of time and money like the Somali occupation.