at Washington DC Marriott on Sunday, 6 July has provoked anger among the Ethiopian Diaspora. Scores are negatively reacting on his reactions to some public questions.
In his presentations, prof. Mesfin seemed to have mixing his personal conflict with that of national issues. Mesfin has tried to ridiculing the groups that have decided to fight the regime through all means necessary. “It seems that he wanted to attack an individual at the expense of the struggle.” An ardent supporter of Unity for Democracy and Justice Party – UDJ told EMF. “We hope this wouldn’t be the position of UDJ.” He added.
Among the paradoxes from the views on the Sunday meeting is that the good professor equates the Meles regime with the fascists, but he couldn’t able to convince the public how a fascist regime can be toppled only through peaceful way. He went to the extent of making fun out of those groups who said the regime would never give up power by peaceful means.
Prof. Mesfin said that the regime will never give up power because it has blood in his hands but he still dares to fight and win by his single formula. Only peaceful way! “What does that mean?” says a critic. “In a country where people are denied of their ‘constitutional’ rights… The last UDJ assembly can be referred here as an example. A meeting that is held through mediation by elders.” He added.
The other thing that angered the public is his equivocal failure to accept pluralism, by vehemently opposing to those who planed a different strategy to bring about democracy and rule of law in Ethiopia.
Prof. Mesfin is entitled to his views. He can do whatever he thinks is good and viable but he shouldn’t undermine and attack the views of others. By doing so he will not only loose supporters, he will also divert public attention from the mercenary TPLF regime. Listen to prof. Mesfin’s presentation