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Friday, August 10, 2007

Release causes tension in the EPRDF

Some EPRDF leaders have stopped looking eye to eye after the release of Kinijit leaders, sources told EZ Post. A group of officials including Abadula Gemeda, Tefera Walwa and General Samora Yonus had objected the release of the prisoners equating the decision with the mistake of opening the political space during election 2005. Even though Meles promised to handle the CUD affair in a more cautious way, the group was not satisfied with the response, EZ POst learnt. Some EPRDF officials were heard openly criticizing him.

(More on Meles' plan to make Girma Birru his successor and diffrences within the EPRDF on Monday)

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Abadula, Tefera and Samora has no power in Meles TPLF. Thus, even if they jump up and down NOTHING will happen unless Meles endorses it.

Anonymous said...

Another disinformation piece from Meles. These non-persons cannot utter a word against Meles, the absolute dictator. He is now trying to pose as a paragon of compromise squaring off against "hardliners". Hard sell!!

Anonymous said...

Another embezzler/cheat, Girma Birru, is to replace Meles as the next PM, what a joke? Does anyone know this person has his daughter going to school in the USA (in high school) at a cost of $20000?

Anonymous said...

I believe every Ethiopian should expose this fact that this annointed next PM has no clean hands in corruption.

Anonymous said...

I don't buy the idea that AbaDula and his likings stand to challenge his alighmity. a posibilty hard to believe.

From Dallas

Anonymous said...

Who is Girma Birru? Is he the current President?

Anonymous said...

who is Girm Birru? any Minsterial position we know of???

Budda

Anonymous said...

more likely true.
Dont forget that Girma Birru has big corruption case which is ready to be fired in anytime he is in power.there was a gossip that he had a share in dembel.So he is nothing more than a lame duck.
wasihun

Anonymous said...

Everyone writes about Girma Biru. No ones dares but to tell about him. Who is is this Girma Biru? Is he a bank manager?

Anonymous said...

There will be another event of split in the EPRDF (like the time of Siye, Gebru Asrat and etc.). I like to see this even in the near future including people like Bereket and Adissu. "Oh my God may be Bereket will be rescued by Issayas".

Actually, Abadula and Tefera are good for nothing and may be it is time for Meles to remove them or put them in jail since we will have more prison rooms after the millinium. Do you know that Tefera Walwa was not elected by his people in the two election times. Both Tefera and Abadula are living just to feed themselves and accusing their own people always. I have not seen both defending their people a single time. Especially, Tefera is very famous for accusing Amharas whom he said fighting for but he is the second person in the Amhara organization. He is rather defending the others at the expense of the Amharas.

When EPRDF was unable to defend it self in the discussion forums with the opposition parties during the 2005 election with Berket and Genet Zewde, Girma Biru was the one chosen to save the party at the moment of truth since some people have relatively better respect for him than many of the EPRDF officials. Except being the victim of the system, he is much better than most of the other top officials (ministers). He is now the minister of Industry. He has also worked as a Minster for Ministry of Economic Development. I hate to see him in OPDO with people like Abadula who does not know why they are living in this world.

Anonymous said...

Amazing,

Most you seems that you did not know Girma Biru. He is excutive member of EPRDF and one toy of TPLF under OPLF. He is evil and cancer for the poor people of Oromya.


Let God bless Ethiopia,
Tazabi

Anonymous said...

I have come to a point where the blogger is playing games with the readers. I even suspect him/her as misinforming everyone in diaspora many times. Take precustion when reading this blog. Girma Biru will never be the next prime minister. All I know about him is that he is a minister of Trade and Industry in Meles's government and a business parnter with Ato Yemiru of Dembel Mall and the construction company (YENCOMAD Construction).

Anonymous said...

and why would girma never be the next pm?

Anonymous said...

Duh! Because Girna Birru is an Oromo.
Ahmed, TX

Anonymous said...

GIRMA Birru Min. of Trade & Industry

source: http://www.infoplease.com/world/leaders/ethiopia.html

Anonymous said...

I think finally, Mr. Meles is heading to the right direction. Mr.Girma Biru will be a great leader with all experiences he had. I can't believe everybody is talking about his ethnic background rather than his skill and potential to lead a nation.Please find out who Girma Biru is first and then give us your opinion.

Baffena
God bless Ethiopia

Hannibal said...

EPRDF is equal to MELES ZENAWI. Forget Abadual Gemeda and Samora Yonus. They do not have any real power. Their power is nominal. Meles “do” them; thus he can “undo” them whenever he feels like it.

Tefera has a little power. His power comes from Addisu Legesse. In order to get rid of Tefera, Meles has to get rid of Addisu Legesse as well.As things stand now he cannot do this.

Forget about Girma Birru. In the presence of Addisu Legesse and Tefera Walawa as well as Arkebe Equabay (plus the pulitbureau members of TPLF and “Beadan”), he cannot assume the prime ministerial position in Ethiopia.

Overall, what matters is thus Melese Zenawi. Once he is gone, EPRDF will also go.

Anonymous said...

Meles will never leave his PM position. He keeps playing us guessing. Girma Birru was never a rebel and I dont think PM position will be out of rebels incase Meles decides.

Anonymous said...

EZ

Please stop this stonewalling crap about Meles versus his zombies. I think we have more serious issues. How about our purloined Lucy on a “prostitution” tryst in the US, as the famous palaeontologist Louis leaky put it on the Herald Tribune? You would do an immeasurably big service to our heritage if you launched “Return Our Lucy” campaign!!

Anonymous said...

Hay all
Why do you buy every gossip posted on this forum..wait and see till then annayze things carefully before taking sides
Meles said he will not participate in the coming election ..
Will there be an election ?
If there is ..do you think it will be in the normal time frame?
Will Meles realy leave power?
Why ....he is the pillar for EPRDF..may be the brain as well..so who will take over from him..so far non of the Tigres with him seem to have the calibur of thinking like Meles..the only brains in EPRDF so far are the non-tigres...well to be frank Oromos and other tribes..so will the narrow minded Tigres risk taking leadership from the Oromos in EPRDF? I don't think so !! I am sure all the Oromos in EPRDF are for face saving ...there is no real OROMO politics in EPRDF ..for that matter it is all about Tigres(we cant deny that..in spite of the fact it may appear very narrow minded)
So if Meles leave power..there is no EPRDF litrally.
So this is what I think he has in mind.
Meles will leave power ...leave the country and try to act as a mature politician (like his model-Tony Blair) then EPRDF will nomnate some stooge like the guy mentioned above ..but there will be conflict in the party ...inivitable...TPLF will decide to get out from EPRDF ..may be go for indpendent Tigray(look it is time to go out from the empire for them..they have all the basic infrastructure ..facotries, power plants, roads ..may be rail way from port sudan, univerisites..and all the looted army infrastrucure with trained manpower) then who will be left in the main land ..oromos , amharas, guraghes , sothern people...with no mature political leaderhip..the rest is atleast not tigres business..what do you think ? it may sound derg rehtoric but it is potenitally real ...why do you think they took land from amhara areas..why do you think they are over sensitive with issues in afar region ...it is all preparation for the future..
What are we doing ..nothing ..we talk about liberal democracy ..millenium ..shimglana...meles leaving power ..wake up fellow country men
This time to talk about real politics in the land called Ethiopa...time to discuss issue like
Shall we keep the name Ethiopia?
If yes good ..if no then how should we split ...shall we wait untill we go the line of former Yugoslavia or discuss about it now ...look people you should not deny the fact there is ethnic intolerance in the current ethiopia .so how should we go about it when the time comes to be apart ...
We have to be realist ...time has changed ,,TPLF has implanted a time bomb and we should not let that explode ..to me it is too late to think Ethiopia in the former sense ..lets think about ethiopia in the context of all liberation movements estblihsed and work towrds finding a solution in that direction rather than being mislead by Meles's day dreams
Take it or leave it this is the reality ...

Anonymous said...

Girma Biru is Gurage not Oromo.

Anonymous said...

Crap!

Melese will never leave his position not because of his love of power but he is in deep fear of what will happen to him if he leaves power.

If Melese is gone then the EPDRF and TPLF will die instantly.

Anonymous said...

Girma Biru will definetely be the next PM just to try to cheat Oromos!! Weyanes are farting for Oromo struggle is getting momentum. They know that take it 1, 10 or 100 years, Oromo will be free from Abyssinian tyranny now in the form of Weyane tyranny.

They think by making Girma a PM.,they cheat us Oromos stop our struggle. Fools, instead of playing such cheap game, they should come to the negotiation table with AFD and find a long lasting solution for that poor region!!!

Bekele said...

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR MELES TO LEAVE POWER TO A NON-TIGRE, THIS IS A TIME BUYING METHOD FOR ALL THOSE GULLIBLE ETHIOPIANS.

I am not buying this at all, TPLF cannot leave the helm of power to anyone, not even to other Tigre or a Non-Tigre. The problem is the economy of the country is controlled by EFFORT, and EFFORT only works for Tigrai. Who is going to guarantee EFFORT the right to rape MOTHER ETHIOPIA'S RESOURCES LIKE MELES and his TPLF???

The company belongs to TPLF and it is not possible for Tigres to let other Non-Tigres take over Ethiopia while TPLF is in existence. Girma Birru is NOT a CORE-TPLF, he just got babtized recently like Kihdetu Ayalew, and Abdula Gemeda.

This news is released to confuse Real-Ethiopians and dance for Millennium with false hope. Watch out the snakes, all TPLF memebrs have become Billionaires and multi Millionaires over the past 17 years, it is not possible for them to trust their security and wrongly accumulated wealth under other non-Tigre hand. You will see even if this is true, they will kill the guy at the end and create a commossion to extend their grip on power further.

EZ is using his popularity to confuse gullible Ethiopians into thinking all is well, the truth is the country is heading down the derain. TPLF taking all the accumulated wealth at the expense of all Ethiopians, the main component of all is EFFORT. TPLF would not mind giving Ethiopia up, but who is going to protect the $98 BILLION$ company called EFFORT ?

BEKELE TASEW

Anonymous said...

EZ,

I respect your view and dedication, but I personally don't buy this story. Woyanne as a party has a calculated mission and it only takes calculated risks. This is the enemy shouldn't seen lightly and shouldn't be confused as if it is willing to negotiate. No rift between them my dear; it is a collective decision. Even if it is one man’s or few individuals’ decision, does the phrase “Party Discipline” ring a bell?

Anonymous said...

Meles zenawi will never leave power. there is no other person who is smart at being a dictator in the 21st century. Meles will never leave power. especially he will never give to Oromos like Girma birru.

Ethio-zagol, STOP tryng to confuse the public!!
Ethio-Zagol has become woyane!!!! ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!
ETHIO-ZAGOL IS WOYANE!!

Anonymous said...

ALL ETHIOPIANS MUST KNOW THAT EZ IS WEYANE MEDIA PRETENDING TO BE REAL-ETHIOPIAN WEBSITE, BUT IT IS WEYANE MEDIA. THEY GOT US BIG TIME!!!

Anonymous said...

Zogoal...I was laughing at the news not because it is unlikely but because it exactly matched my speculation. I am almost sure this guy will go at end of this term but i wonder if we could ever see any better dictator from with in that group. if i were Melse i would not consider smartness as criteria for my replacement, rather i would go for political right person whom i could manupulate from behind the scene. in that case, i fancy Girma as best replace

Anonymous said...

I thinck the PM is focusing on real capability. Girma Birru is a hard worker.

Anonymous said...

How amazing is this news? If the news is true, then Meles and his TPLF organization manged to swim through the rough sea with all the crimes they committed and all setting up of the industrial level economic milking machineries in every sector of the Ethiopian life, and finally they are escaping untouched. I wonder if their EFFORT company is going to be investigated?

Anonymous said...

Please, guys let's stop name calling. If you don't believe what EZ wrote, it is your right. In the first place EZ doesn't have first hand information but info. that is gatherd from different direction supported with his intution and intelegence. Giving a person names because we don't like what the person says won't help the country or it dosen't show our maturity. It is the readers responsiblity to take every information with a grain of salt.
Thank you EZ for your information.

Anonymous said...

I think EZ should start writing suspense novels. You come here with fabricated stories to confuse the diaspora and see their reaction. You talk like you are the invisible person who is at multiple place at once. I bet your next blog is going to be the bedroom conversation between Azeb and PM Melese. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I wish EZ may return to his sense of duty .... till that let us see his maneouvers and enjoy the fun of reading our day dreams.

Anonymous said...

EZ, for the last few months, I have been opening your blog daily. This was mainly because of the fact that this blog managed to tell us dependable and hot news on what was happening in Kaliti. But your disppearance in between your news is killing my interest of visiting your blog-specially when you fail to appear on your own promised appointment like today. I hope you will either disappear like many other blogs or keep on posting more frequently.

Anonymous said...

Tension in EPRDF?

What does that mean? Is there any one around him who has the guts to stand on the way of Zenawi? Don't underestimate the power greed and the insanity of 'our' stupid Prime Minister.

Sanjaw!

Anonymous said...

Melesse choose the dean of the Deberzeit vet school as his election commisioner, as he is an OPDO man long ago so I will not be surprised if he choose Girma Birru. I was at the college and work together with this man and he is full of inferiority complex.
The coming ellection seems already gone to Woyanne because of this man. I think the recent idea behind Woyanne is trying to bury their head down and play an imminent role behind the scene . They would like to say look it is the oromos who are leading the country...wait and see
Shume

Anonymous said...

Some of you seem to miss the point.

EZ has been blogging for sometime now, providing us with whatever information that 'trickled' through word of of mouth or using other means of information gathering techniques. if the blogger feels it is credible or seems to to be news worthy, it will pass it along with a caveat and stating it as such.

As someone earlier said, we have to view each piece of infromation with some "grain of salt"; as it is entirely up to us to sift through the blog and make our own conclusions and our judgments. But to resort to name calling when the infromation presented is not to our liking is preposterous, offensive and a weakness that some should work on to eradicate for their own good.

Thanks EZ for volunteering to blog.

Anonymous said...

WAIT WAIT!

Who is the dean of vet faculty appointed as commissioner of whatever election? Is he Merga or Berga or something like that? If this is the guy somebody mentioned as newly appointed commissioner, I will have to go out and learn shooting.


Tell me he is not the guy we are talking about! He can never be head of any type of institution unless the agenda is different as it was for the vet faculty. If he is the guy, then you would be surprised to know what he did at D/Zeit or Bishoftu as it called now.

I know Weyane has no Ethiopian agenda at all but this one is the tip of the iceberg.

Be alert fellow Ethiopians.

God what have we done, please don't forsake us please!

Ah.......

it is me

Sanjaw!

Anonymous said...

what about the promise for monday more om meles and girm biru

Anonymous said...

i hate Woyane to death because of what they did, doing and contemplating to do to this great country called Ethiopia. I have friends who are in tplf junta to feed thier unfilling mouth and some of them leaked me that Meles, Bereket, Sebhat and Abay Tsehay had proposed this ongoing rumour to test the feeling of Ethiopians. In fact, this's idea came from Meles right away the 2005 shocking election result, in which EPDRF/Tplf devastated dealy and escaped narrowly using AGASZI militias to murder innocent civilians for no nothing sin.
it makes sense that Melese and Co. are working hard to establish greater Tigray and detach from the rest of Ethiopia so that Mr. Girma would become the next prime minster of the remaining part of Ethiopia.
Let me remind you folks one thing. when Meles summoned the Addis Ababa University lecturers, he was asked where to go if he would lose power by anymeans except election, he responded that he'd not run away too far like his predessor Colonel Mengistu but he said there're many places/gungles around presumably indicating potential Greater Republic of Tigray! So, wake up guys and smell the coffee. this's a peak time to save this country from SEGREGATION.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS GOOD NEWS. ATO GIRMA BIRRU IS AN INCREDIBLE TALENT TO BE THE NEXT PM. HE IS AN OROMO. SO WHAT? OROMO CANNOT BE A PM? HE IS A HARD WORKING VISIONARY. KNOWS THE POLITICS AND ALL POLITICIANS INSIDE OUT. HE KNOWS HIS ECONOMICS. HE WILL BE A GREAT REPLACEMENT AFTER PM MELES LEAVES OFFICE AT THE END OF 2010. CONGRATULATIONS PM-WOULD BI GIRMA BIRRU

Anonymous said...

This is a common tactic of the security apparatus of all dictators. They disseminate lies such as these in order to send a better image of the real monster, the dictator, to the general public.

I remember Mengistu was doing the same thing. His security men used to spray all over the place how Mengistu was an angel- with no much property, sleepless about his people's welfare, bla bla. They were diseminating, from time to time, all sorts of "toosha" glorifying his name and putting all the ills of the regime onto the other officials or on X, Y, or Z.

Do not buy this BS!

Anonymous said...

Some of you are just tesfa koret. You have already started crucifying Girma Biru.
That is a clear sign that you have given up. The next PM is from the 3 kilils other than Tigray. That is a given.
The South is as peaceful and orderly as Tigray so its a toss up between Amara and Oromia.
If EPRDF chooses to finish of AAPO and put it to the grave, it will be Amara. That is the most likely scenario.
Since OPDO is moving to Addis and Oromia will have a say on Addis, it will be double trouble for AAPO.

Anonymous said...

Those crying and cursing and cussing are the usual suspects, who are finally seeing the light that Ethiopia is changed, a new country.
My bet is Addisu will be the next prime minister to burry the gang that speaks as Amara, but in reality working hard everyday against the interests of poor Amara.
Addisu will not have the time of day for Hailu Shawol and his mengistu children. Don't forget he has been dealing with the poor farmer for more than 25 years. Those children of past priviledge will be dealt with Northern Stick. Meles had too much carrot for you.

As for Girma Biru he may be deputy prime minister or one of the 5 top ministries.
Since AbaDulla is coming to Addis with his 10,000 employees and families, no need for the Feds to waste time about Addis.