ERITREAN OPPOSITION POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS & BAITO YIAKL NORTH AMERICA UNITE TO PROTEST PRIME MINISTER ABIYE AHMED’S CLAIM OF REPRESENTING ERITREA IN HIS ADDIS ABABA OCTOBER 10, 2019 SPEEH

ERITREAN OPPOSITION POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS & BAITO YIAKL NORTH AMERICA UNITE TO PROTEST PRIME MINISTER ABIYE AHMED'S CLAIM OF REPRESENTING ERITREA IN HIS ADDIS ABABA OCTOBER 10, 2019 SPEEH To: His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali Prime Minister

ERITREAN OPPOSITION POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS & BAITO YIAKL NORTH AMERICA UNITE TO PROTEST PRIME MINISTER ABIYE AHMED’S CLAIM OF REPRESENTING ERITREA IN HIS ADDIS ABABA OCTOBER 10, 2019 SPEEH

To: His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali
Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Addis Ababa.

Your Excellency,
We, the undersigned Eritrean Political Opposition Organizations and other justice seeking Eritreans in the Diaspora and at home, would like to submit this letter of unequivocal protest on your inaugural speech in the opening ceremony of the Unity Park in Addis Ababa 2019-10-10 pertaining to Eritrea.

We were deeply shocked and embarrassed to hear once again your explicit declaration of representing Eritrea in front of seven African heads of states and representatives of various international organizations, who all very well know that Eritrea is a sovereign country that achieved its independence after 30 years of protracted and costly liberation struggle and should have been represented, as customary, by one of its delegation including one of the two Eritrean ambassadors currently residing in Addis Ababa.

Your Excellency,
You formally announced that you were delegated to represent Eritrea by President Isaias Afwerki; underlined that Eritrea and Ethiopia are so intimately connected and that their relationship has reached such a level of representation, and congratulated the Ethiopian people and all for that achievement.

The Eritrean people value their freedom as well as a good relationship with Ethiopia based on mutual trust and respect. We, the Eritrean Opposition organizations and justice seekers underscore that Eritrea´s fate is decided by its own people and not by a dictator in Asmara. We stand therefore, firm to defend our hard-won independence which we see being gradually eroded and our social fabric destroyed by the dictator in Eritrea. We note and alert all concerned that the patience of our people is wearing thin and they are getting angrier by the day.

Your Excellency,
The world knows the extremely disquieting political, social, economic and human rights situation in Eritrea. It is a country without constitution, no election or elected president, no rule of law and no free press – a country where people are denied to peruse a normal life. Ethiopia and Ethiopians are a living witness of the flooding of thousands of Eritrean refugees including unaccompanied underage children entering your country every day.

The denial of our people’s sovereign and inalienable rights to elect a representative government cannot continue for too long. Until that day, no foreign leader has the legal and moral right to speak on behalf of the Eritrean people.

As we continue to struggle to ameliorate the suffering of our people, we remain certain that the hurdles we as a people face today will be history tomorrow. Peace based on the will and the power the people will flourish and be asserted. Taking side with the Eritrean people will always be the right path for healthy and good future relations. Those whose aspire for a lasting peace in the region should avoid allaying with evil forces of tyranny and destruction.

We, once again, express our gratitude to the people and Government of Ethiopia for hosting thousands of Eritrean refugees and the support rendered to them in this difficult time of our history. We call upon Your Excellency, today a Nobel Peace Prize laurate, to seriously reconsider your stance on Eritrea, increase your endeavors of of support and solidarity with the Eritrean people and strive at creating lasting peace in the region based on legal framework and institutional relationship between our countries.

Sincerely yours,

1. Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC)
2. Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP)
3. United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ)
4. Baito Yiakl North America

October 15, 2019

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18 COMMENTS
  • Andebrhan October 18, 2019

    I appreciat the letter that the opposition parts wrote to Dr. Abiy, we Eritrean need to be stand for our value, stand for our country and stand for our people ,especially let we come to the same page to defend our country. keep up the good work to jump up for Unity.

  • natu October 25, 2019

    @Andebrhan,

    I have no reason to appreciat the letter that the opposition parties (is there are any party now ?) wrote to Dr. Abiy,
    We Eritrean don’t need to stand for
    1) our value as we have no value more !,
    2) our country, as we had no country in DIA Era
    3) our people as most of our people have fled to other countries all over the world.

    What Mr Abiy said war the outcome of the drama we are waching daily doing nothing, our Eritrea is alread lost once and for ever. We are starting to forget the dream of Eritrean sovereignity and we will son enter to a new chapter of Ethiopianization i,e, Abay Ethiopia ! One needs to understand the direction of the blowing medial wind.

  • Selam October 27, 2019

    I hate words of giving upness! Where was Eritrea when the revolution started in 1961? At least we should appreciate the current Eritrean movements “Yiakle” and be part of it.

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