07, · EPRDF’s Council has 180 members comprised o 5 members each from e four major parties at make up e EPRDF: e Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), e Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), e Sou ern E iopian People’s Democratic Movement (DM), and e Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). According to our source, e meeting . 04, · e e nic Oromo party, e Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), was for a long time swallowed up by e TPLF (Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front), to e point at it was not until at it was able to elect its own leaders wi out external pressure. 17, · ober 17 Central committee of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has issued a long statement after seven days of meeting in Mekele which ended early is week. In e statement, e e nic Tigray party has pointed out e political situation in E iopia is a crisis situation and it get worse if e ruling coalition, E iopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), . 19, . Abiy Ahmed and Lemma Megersa at e OPDO congress. Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) kicked off its 9 organizational congress today in Jimma, Sou Western E iopia. Better ideas for more triumph is e motto of e Congress. e TPLF attended e conference as a strong force at herded surrogate parties created from POWs of Oromo and Amhara origin e OPDO, EPDM and Officers' Group. Political groups from o er nations some newly created wi e assistance of e TPLF for e occasion as well as minor multi-national groups and individuals were selected by e. According to him, in TPLF constituency, participant vetting process for e congress is already complete and e meeting will take place in a manner of weeks. For Tsadkan, is might spell disaster for e TPLF and e Front’s reform process since ere is no ample time to grind out all e issues to resolve e strong forces of resistance. On ober 29, OPDO reached ano er milestone: For e first time in its history, e party adopted its own meeting agenda, which reflected e grievances and aspirations of e people ey were supposed to represent, e key plank of which is a judicious implementation of e country’s federal constitution. 15, · In speeches made to various audiences, e new OPDO leader, Lemma Megersa, promised greater autonomy in ision-making, economic revolution, social justice and national renaissance. In practice, e OPDO can claim little in terms of responding to e demands of e Oromo protests or even meeting eir own promises. 06, · Check Out E iopian News, New E iopian Musics, E iopian Comedy and More E iopian Videos by Subscribing Here: https://goo.gl/kATImk Unau orized use, distr. 13, · is week TPLF has ided to temporarily suspend OPDO from e party until Oromo leaders submitted to TPLF demands and controlled eir population. Currently ere is a silent rebellion taking place after Oromo farmers had been evicted of eir land to make ways for new Addis Ababa expansion called e Master Plan. 04, · OPDO dogs have been responsible for e current massacre as ey have been loyaly serving tplf fascists wi out any opposition in e last 24 years, even ough ey know clearly at tplf is a fascist e nicist organisation at is intent on e destruction and rape of E iopia. ey applauded tplf looters when ey evicted and murdered many ousands of innocent people from arba gugu,bedeno. 15, · OPDO is irredeemable mostly because its founders remained ardent political loyalists to e all too powerful TPLF. Al ough e new generation of OPDO members have shown time and again at e party can indeed be redeemable and can become e people’s party, its founders and e patron-client relationship ey maintain wi e. 24, · Check Out E iopian News, New E iopian Musics, E iopian Comedy and More E iopian Videos by Subscribing Here: https://goo.gl/kATImk Unau orized use, distr. 09, · As OPDO’s guardian ad litem, TPLF makes literally every ision for e organization, including appointing, de-appointing and evaluating e performances of OPDO Central Committee members. us, unless OPDO breaks e political contract wi TPLF and enters into new social contract wi eir real constituency – e Oromo political. Meles Zenawi’s OPDO. During e transition period, TPLF watched, not impartially, as OLF and OPDO battled for e hearts and minds of e Oromo. 2 It soon dawned on it at OPDO had no chance against OLF in is effort. Consequently, TPLF brought in its military muscle on e side of OPDO, forcing OLF to leave e transitional arrangement in y 1992 and subsequently resume armed struggle. 29, · Faced wi increasing assertiveness of e new-guard in e OPDO and e ANDM and e possible precedent Abadula wishes to set, e TPLF’s old-guard would like to ensure at ey have a strong hand on e members of e Central Committee before e party congress, at which, ey fear, a widely popular and hostile Azeb Mesfin come into. e Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) (Tigrinya: ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ. ḥəzbawi wäyanä ḥarənnät təgray, Popular Struggle for e Freedom of Tigray. popularly known as ወያነ Wäyanä or ወያኔ Wäyane in older texts and Amharic publications) is a political party in E iopia, established on 18 February 1975 in Dedebit, nor western Tigray. 11, · Meles Zenawi’s OPDO. During e transition period, TPLF watched, not impartially, as OLF and OPDO battled for e hearts and minds of e Oromo. 2 It soon dawned on it at OPDO had no chance against OLF in is effort. Consequently, TPLF brought in its military muscle on e side of OPDO, forcing OLF to leave e transitional arrangement in y 1992 and subsequently resume . e shadow of TPLF’s old-guard has loomed large during a mon -long a on session of e Central Committee meeting at has yet to end. e story of e old-guard and e never-ending Central Committee meeting begins not wi e meeting itself, but e sudden announcement of Abadula Gemeda’s resignation from his post as speaker of parliament, over social media. 26, · OPDO says NO to TPLF’s interference, for e second time in post Meles E iopia Posted by Madda Walaabuu Press on 9/26/. e gulele post :26/ e OPDO central committee at met is past week failed to elect a replacement for its ailing party chairman and president of Oromia, Ale ehu Atomsa. It is e second time at such. 16, · But is too apparently backfired—culminating in heated exchanges, among o ers, between Abay Tsehaye, an imperious former Minister of Federal Affairs, and representatives of e Oromo People’s’ Democratic Organization (OPDO). TPLF, fresh out of a 35-days long a on meeting, is vowing to restore its dominance. Accordingly, e Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization (OPDO), e Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), e Sou ern E iopian People's Democratic Movement (DM) and e Tigrayan People's Liberation Front, will held preparatory campaigns in eir own respective regions, a pa for e critical congress at expect to be held in Mekelle. Tom Gardner told e African Report at e . e Oromo Democratic Party, formerly known as e Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization (OPDO), was created in 1990 after e relations of e existing Oromo Liberation Front wi TPLF soured while ey were fighting against e E iopian Democratic People's Republic. In a recent book au ored by Gebru Asrat (ሉዓላዊነትና. Compared to TPLF, which had been engaged in armed struggles since e mid-1970s and ANDM, which metamorphosed from its precursor, e E iopian People’s Democratic Movement (ENDM), e OPDO came to e coalition wi no significant military background of its own as a freedom fighter. e OPDO was formed tods e demise of e Derg. 13, · e ANDM was formed from e remnants of a splinter group of a rival rebel movement neutralized by e TPLF in 1978, while e OPDO was built around Oromo prisoners-of- captured by e TPLF from e Derg army. 13 e four and final member of e EPRDF coalition— e Sou ern E iopian People’s Democratic Movement (DM) 14 —was also. 15, · e meeting of e Executive Committee in Bahir Dar is still ongoing. 5 comments. ADP Stand For and Wi Amharas! y 15, at 5:26 pm but which actually is a well planned and coordinated act of murder commanded by e commander in chief himself tplf and opdo . Feb 24, · Ahead of e Council meeting, e powerful 36-member EPRDF Executive Committee will meet over ree-days starting Monday February 26, . e Ex . e OPDO and e TPLF/EPRDF use e OLF’s quixotic guerrilla campaign to justify political repression. And e people of Oromia suffer from bo sides’ pretentions. e 2005 Elections. Tod e end of 1985, TPLF dispatched a company of its elite troops to OLF’s western front ostensibly to exchange best experiences ereby improving relations. (Hassen Hussen, ). 3 e OPDO was created in 1990 after e relations of e existing Oromo Liberation Front wi TPLF soured while. TPLF Congressional meeting Seife Hailu (Assistant Professor) Department of Political Science and Strategic Studies, Mekelle University Email: [email protected] Mobile: +251-914758698 y, Mekelle, Tigray, E iopia I. Introduction TPLF is having its congressional meeting some time on ust . By some, is meeting. 03, 20 · e four regional parties at makeup EPRDF. i.e., ANDM, TPLF, OPDO, DM, held eir party congress in e previous weeks. e new EPRDF Council held its meeting on e second day of e convention and elected Meles Zenawi Chairperson of EPRDF and Haile- iam Desalegn as his Deputy, for e next two years. e second manifestation of e intervention was e fact at all EPRDF member organizations (ANDM, OPDO, and DM), except e TPLF, including e Executive Committee, conducted a mon -long. It is public at e OPDO officials continue to disparage e Oromo struggle at various stages including on public ga ering. Campaign against e Oromo elites: e TPLF military-led hunting of e Oromo political elites, e Oromo you, and e Oromo elders are taking place across Oromia including in . 07, · At ano er meeting a few years later, Seyoum Mesfin, one of e TPLF’s original founders, complained about how Haile iam was put under pressure as he was unable to live and work in e palace for two mon s when Azeb had refused to leave e palace. He also said she bullied e Prime Minister, by telling him to step down from Meles’ chair. E iopia’s ruling coalition, e E iopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has set a date for its much awaited congress, local media portal, e Addis Standard reports. e EPRDF ’s Council is expected to begin its meeting on ursday ch 1, . e ga ering is supposed to run for ree days at e end of which e country’s new Prime Minister should be elected. Sadly, OPDO central committee couldn’t raise some of e issues it discussed in its closed- door meeting and never addressed or tried to address core OromoProtest questions such as removing all TPLF army from Oromia, bringing perpetrators (ose who insulted our people, ordered e army to kill and ose who killed and committed crime. It certainly has got e TPLF worried – very, says a government adviser in Addis Ababa. [ e meeting] was clearly aimed at e Tigrayans. Seats at e table. Shimelis insists at e OPDO is not seeking specific positions in e federal government or in e EPRDF executive. Apr 05, · OPDO‘s Congress elected 250 of its members as its representatives in e EPRDF Council and 81 of its members to serve as OPDO Central Committee members. e Central Committee en held a brief meeting on e sideline of e Congress and elected 13 of its own to serve as OPDO Executive Committee and – from amongst em – e Chairman and Deputy. A congressional staff who talked to ESAT said ey are expecting a communication from e office of e majority leader on e issue anytime today. (EW) Engidu Woldie ESAT ESAT English ESAT News E iopia E iopia protests E iopian E iopian Parliament tial law Oromo state of emergency TPLF . 3) e difference wi in e EPRDF will be too sharp, and e individual organizations unyielding, at normal congress business cannot be conducted. e result will be e walk out of e TPLF from e coalition. In my opinion, e TPLF has already lost e battle e day ANDM and OPDO came toge er and secured additional votes from Sou. Ja is expected to announce his ision to join Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) wi in few days. After Ja’s return from a tour in nor America, we were told at Dr. Ahmed called him for a meeting in e PM’s office. Ja went to e Bete Mengist to meet e PM. According to a person close to Ja, e election was e main topic. 14, · e OPDO made e laration following ree days of emergency meeting in Adama, which doubles as e regional state government’s unofficial but de facto capital. More an 150 protesters have been killed in e widespread protests at began on ember 12 and ousands have been injured and tens of ousands arrested. 17, · e election came ree weeks after e executive committee of e 36 powerful bloc of e party began its meeting on ch 11 which was en followed by e council’s meeting which began on ch 20 and ended today. 23, · OPDO indicated at e previous leaders were retired wi dignity'' to pass e baton to a new generation. Mr Abiy, who spoke at e closing of e meeting on Saturday, said ODP had ided to give a chance to e you, who sacrificed wi eir blood and knowledge to bring about e current reforms in E iopia. 05, · Aster Mamo is a member of OPDO’s Executive Committee but not at of EPRDF. ose members who were missed are Meles and Azeb. was she here representing ose TPLF delegates? Below is e list of EPRDF’s Executive Committee members at were elected from e member parties in 20 (in Nazret). TPLF. Ato Meles Zenawi. 2. Ato Abay Woldu. 3. OPDO indicated at e previous leaders were retired wi dignity'' to pass e baton to a new generation. Mr Abiy, who spoke at e closing of e meeting on Saturday, said ODP had ided to give a chance to e you, who sacrificed wi eir blood and knowledge to .