Lidetu Ayalew is a very shrewd, articulate and pragmatic politician with a tinge Medrek ought to be brave and take a leaf out of Lidetu’s book;. Time Revealed the Truth about Lidetu Ayalew . Lidetu is the only Ethiopian ever who wrote two books in less than 5 years, as the Chairman of. Lidetu Ayalew: Adjustment and Change Never Changed. his perceived character assassination through his books Yearem Ersha and Medlot.

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Ethiopia: Interview with Lidetu Ayalew (Reporter)

Lidetu rose to political prominence by forming the Ethiopian Democratic Party EDP in with bbook initial membership of men and women. Lidetu talks for over 2hrs mostly repeating the same thing over and over again. You see, that is one of the problems with the government in that it always acts when its own survival is at stake instead of nipping the problem in the bud while it was easy to do lidegu. It has prevented parties from amicably resolving their issues and come out stronger.

There is no such thing as absolute correctness or wrongness in political processes. As any writer he may be dedicated to write stories which tell us what he looks on his side.

Can bopk explain that? All they want is to escalate the situation and take matters into their worse form. What is your response to that? In your book you expressed your worry about ethnic and religious tensions in the country.

It does not have democratic tenets and does not want to share power. More on this below. CUD was a coalition formed without properly examining the pros and cons of joining forces and pressured by the perceived importance of coalitions. But, like I said before, the basic reason behind this is the inability to address the problems appropriately and in a timely manner.

Loosing Bugna which included the historic town of Lalibela is unthinkable for Weyanie, and so they are using what ever tools they have to win Bugna by hook or crook.


That is Lidetu for you; a truth hero which the ruling party has nothing to say to him directly but dispatches negative and misleading information through the Cadres to isolate Lidetu from the people. Yes, there are differences between political parties but the major obstacle was hearsay. And I think, this confusion is apparent even among members of the party. So, we can say that the fertile ground was already there.

Let us be rational in judging people. It has exacerbated the extremely polarized relation between the opposition and the ruling party.

Ethiopia: Interview with Lidetu Ayalew (Reporter) – EDP

The impact continued during the general elections as EDP failed to win a single sit in parliament. After the Ethiopian General Election, Lidetu left the Federal parliament as he did not win a seat.

What gives meaning to this struggle is the development of a confident, capable generation that is fully cognizant of its rights and makes Ethiopia infertile ground for dictators. It is true that journalist such as Eskindir and the like were co-responsible for the demise of Kinijit by siding to one faction of the kinijit leaders and disseminating rumors and incorrect information about Lidetu and other progressive leaders.

We have a number of political forces in Ethiopia with varying political views which in one way or the other represent certain section of the population. Lidetu and EDP the future of Ethiopia. Nevertheless, these forces managed to get access because of the poor and belated handling of the situation.

In fact, the existence and activities of political parties do not always have to hinge on the potential of holding governmental power.

Why is it that, after 40 years of struggle [beginning with the Mengistu Neway coup attempt] the Ethiopian people have yet to become owners of their own government? May 8, at Before the EPRDF assumed power, there was a massive propaganda that labeled it as a force that wants to weaken and disintegrate the country.

This is political corruption. Therefore, the current challenges facing me do not discourage me, but rather reinforce my belief in the necessity for this struggle. The reaction was equally stunning. Winning and losing is the rules of the game in elections.


He did not come, but he delegated somebody from State Affairs Communication Office. They say EDP could have been patient instead of leaving the coalition in times of crisis.

Time Revealed the Truth about Lidetu Ayalew

Letter to the Editor. There are also different degrees of reception for this pronouncement by the government. However, name one government structure where plurality of opinion is adequately entertained. His mastery of politics appears to lack depth if one has to judge him by his performance at the last parliament and the party political debates that were held during the last general election. We did not leave the coalition.

And in that capacity, I am carrying out what is expected of me. The well orchestrated campaigns to isolate and attack the Tigrian people, using the machetes that were shipped from China prior to the election were averted at the 11 th hour; this was made possible by the resolute and decisive action taken by the Ethiopian security authorities.

It ayales very difficult. We established the party after clearly identifying our path of political struggle in deliberations that lasted a year.

In fact, others opposed because they thought I wanted to step down because of hearsay. I think this is one of the issues which should have been considered while drafting the constitution. Ethiofact Ethiopian News and Views. And it has tried to implement a lot of corrective mechanisms to this effect over the years.

As I have said in the book, lidegu the coalition was a mistake. Compared to Kenya or Nigeria, the level atalew corruption in Ethiopia some five or six years ago was largely negligible.

May 11, at 7: Long live to Mersea,Yeneneh,Mastewal and Ethiofacts!!!!!!! Questioning that will lead to suspicion and expose oneself to hearsay.