Since the Oromo heroic battle against he Tigre colonial rule erupted in 2014, we’ve got groups that run around to produce certain political document that they say will serve as a constitution of the new Ethiopia they are going to build. But these men seem to forget about the Declaration of the Independence of Oromia to which countless Oromos gave their lives for. While the Declaration of Independent Oromia idea constitutes a clear manifesto of CITIZENSHIP to Oromia, the document that these men are trying to produce demands certain rights for the Oromo people within empire Ethiopia. But the question is, can empire Ethiopia adequately entertain human freedom?
Do those who jump from one thing to the other based on every changing situation have the moral and belief essential to produce principled document?
The interest and the common goal that drove millions of Oromians to participate in 2014-2016 liberation movement was never about improving the Oromo lives within empire Ethiopian context, nor it was about good governance. Rather they fought so that the Tigre colonizing forces would leave Oromia and blood was spilled everywhere as a result. Continue reading