Oromo political leaders and activists, including those of the OLF, should openly state that the uprising is not only about Oromo land, Oromo peasants, and Oromia, but that it is also a democratic movement that includes and speaks for other ethnic groups as well. With few exceptions, the word “Ethiopia” is not mentioned even once in the numerous declarations made by Oromo leaders and activists. The Oromo leadership must understand that there is no point for other ethnic groups to rise and support the uprising if the whole concept of a common country is removed from the political horizon. Without unity, the removal presages chaos, which is enough to stifle the will to show solidarity with the Oromo revolt.
This cruel regime is able to commit all these crimes by dividing the people of Ethiopia. Now, time is an essence for all peoples in Ethiopia to stand firm with Oromo people who have been fighting the TPLF regime for freedom, democracy, justice and human rights. The Oromo struggle is a struggle for freedom, justice, equality and human rights. When Oromo people are free from TPLF regime, all people in Ethiopia will be free. We are also encouraged by the support and solidarity of different Ethiopian political & Civil Organizations against the massacre of Oromo students and farmers by the TPLF regime. Now!
The OLF calls upon all Ethiopian to join the Oromo people struggle for freedom, democracy, justice & human rights, and once for all to dismantle the genocidal regime of TPLF. To that effect , the OLF calls for all inclusive struggle that include all political parties and civil organizations that will enable the Peoples in Ethiopia to decide their destiny by establishing government of people , for people and by people in Ethiopia.
We also warn everybody to be vigilant against possible evil actions of the TPLF to instigate animosity in the country by destroying property and killing none Oromo’s and blaming on Oromo’s. The TPLF will do this to disrupt this genuine movement towards freedom, democracy, human rights and justice. The Ethiopian people should be aware of the motives of the TPLF as it has been doing for the last 24 years since it seized political power in Ethiopia. It is widely known that the Oromo people have no problem with other people of Ethiopian, except with the TPLF and the systems that have been killing them, disposing them from their lands, arresting them & torturing them.