Declaration: The Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

(OLF, ONLF, SLF and some candidates of AFD)

July 26, 2012 (oromoliberationfront.org) - The aforementioned peoples’ alliances of Ogaden Somalis, Oromo, Sidama and the new candidates of AFD:

After deliberating on the current situation in Ethiopia and carefully observing the level of struggle against the current regime and the apparent confusion created by the sudden disappearance of Meles Zenawi, the “strong man” ruling Ethiopia for the past twenty one years; 

Being apprehensive of the current regimes attempts to delude the peoples in Ethiopia regarding Zenawi’s fate and their attempt to maintain the status quo in order to continue their ruthless suppression of all peoples in Ethiopia;

After considering, the current disarray and lack of political will of some opposition groups to embrace the political and social changes that Ethiopia has undergone in the last forty years and their archaic adherence to political precepts that are no longer tenable in the 21 century such as negating the rights of nations in Ethiopia to self-determination;

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