Oromia: “I did not withdraw from the Oromo people’s struggle for national liberation”

February 20, 2012 (gadaa.com) – I hereby confirm the story that has recently become the subject of considerable discussion that on February 13, 2012, I submitted my letter of resignation from the National Council of the OLF to the concerned OLF leader. I decided to resign in order to independently contribute to the Oromo people’s struggle for liberation.

Due to the overwhelming reaction triggered by the story of my decision, both from Comrades, other fellow Oromos and others, I am compelled to issue this brief Press Release.

The reasons for my resignation are submitted to the appropriate Leadership of the OLF, and I see no need to publicize them. I would like all interested to know that I did not withdraw from the Oromo people’s struggle.

I am humbled by the expressed confidence of fellow Oromos in me. I would like to take this opportunity to assure the concerned fellow Oromos that I will continue participation in the struggle, and will continue struggling for and defending the Oromo people’s aspiration for liberation, self-determination, equality, justice, human dignity and progress.

Beyan H. Asoba