Awramba Times Interviews Lidetu Ayalew on past and current political events in Ethiopia (Video)


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  1. teshome says:

    This is a matured interview ever heard in Awramaba times. Lidetu gave a nice political dissection for Ethiopian 2005 election aftermath, there was a little left to say….Wow that is hilarious.
    Every Ethiopians distinctly remembered it, The toxic Ethiopian Diaspora were a breeding place of political extremism as good as the leading oppositions of the then party ‘kinijet’ was breeding. Leditu’s choice was simple either to be a blind hater or a non-violent politician and his choice was unequivocally correct.
    It was obvious from the beginning ‘Kinijet’ party chose political fanaticism and the consequence was to be a non-viable party. Ironically, Leditu paid so much more than his share for failure of ‘kinijet’ party. That was completely ridiculous.
    There is a big lesson to learn here for ‘Semayawi and Adinet parties’. Fanaticism politics is something Ethiopians would say Emphatic no. Hate politics, We knew very well now its breeding place, it is in the ‘toxic Ethiopian Diaspora camp’. If the ‘Semayawi and Andinet’ parties say and believe Ethiopia maters for them, we advice them the sooner is the better they cut string attachment from ESAT and Ginbote 7.
    They have to invest their time, energy and stress on Domestic political Agenda. However if the ‘semayawi party’ leaders prefer the doom Sayers advice and attachment as its leader Engineer Yilkal was doing recently. It is simple good to remember ‘Kinjete party’ performance which spoke for it self.
    If ‘semayawi and Adinete’ parties are salivating the color revolution, if they are dreaming the orange revolution or if they are living in the political style of the Arab spring….we tell you you guys are looking for a magic Ethiopia.
    Our advice for Semyawi party is crystal clear, work under the constitution frame work or face the consequence. Ethiopia, has no job vacancy for prisoners, why would you violet the rules of the land to complete career portfolio of criminals and stay in jail like Esiknder and Andualem to mention the few. It is up to the Semayawi and Adinet parties leaders cos the ball is in their court
    By the way Lidetu Ayalew, is one of the the matured and civilized politicians Ethiopia ever seen in the opposition camp. some call him the Iron Man.
    Most may disagree with me but I strongly believe that if Lidetu was given a chance he is able to shoulder the future of Ethiopia. I believed it is hope against hope, but it would have been an advantage for the unfamiliar politician Engineer Yilkal to ask an advice from the rich experience of Lidetu Ayalew. It is automatic We Ethiopians have a such a big problem and Engineer Yilika is no different won’t do it

  2. ዲነግዴ says:

    ወይ ልደቱ : ስራ ለመቀጠር ኢንርቪው እየተደረገ ያለ ነው የሚመስለው : እንጂ ፖለቲካዊ ትንተና የሚሰጥ አይመስልም
    ምስኪን!! አይዞህ አንድ ቀን ሰው ስትሆን ቢሮህ መተው ኢንተርቪው ያረጉሀል :: የዛኔ ተሽከርካሪ ወንበርህ ላይ ሆነህ ትንቀባረርባቸዋለህ : ግን ግን እኔ የምመክርህ ፖለቲካው ቢበቃህና በግ መነገድ ብትጀምር ምን ይልሀል?? ከተባነነ እኮ ላሽ ማለት ነው :
    ዴቭ ሌሎችም አሉ ቤሮ እየጠራሽ ሙድ ያዚባቸው !!! keep it up i like your style.ጋዜጠኛ ቀብረር ሲል ያምርበታል 😀

    • Mekdes says:

      Aye dinegde beg lemshet ante atishalim yehonk neger.

      • Teddy says:

        begu anchi kehonshi tiru

      • ዲነግዴ says:

        እሱ ወላዋይና ራስ ወዳድ ሰው ነው : ጽናት የለውም : በዚህ ሀገር ፖለቲካ የማይታረም ስህተት ፈጽሞል : ምረጡኝ ብሎ በተቃዋሚ ስም ቅስቀሳ ቢጀምር ይፈነክቱታል:
        I suggest him to join the ruing party !

        • I am so sorry about my comment of last time. For today because I do have a question for you, I come back. Dear Dinegde, if I say I am noting about politics, you may say that I am lying. As a matter of fact I do not have that much about politics. What I do know more is about people those who wheel politcs. from them few are jenuine, but most of them need someting beyond what they are saing in public. For most of them is may be to fullfill a hidden agenda or to get fame or or money or authority etc. That is the reality what we have seen in Africa and in Ethiopia. To make them dream true, they are always do some bad things on the opponents. They do what they can do to make their opponents get away from the compition. When they do this they are always in working to find the subject that make them out from the norm. Woyane and some people from kinijit did these things to separet Lidetu from Ethiopian, his supporters. Kinijit’s men accusion was to cover their limitid capacity. That is because most of them are the so called scollars they felt that they were challenged by the man, they fabricated small things to as a compliant and Woyanne went trough and broden it much more. They lost, the killer Woyanne won for the momment. Lidetu is the real innocent man with a good political iQ.

          If we are not protecting our politician, if we are moving with out any concious when somebody is fabricating the subject and trying to blow it through, if we are reciving with out measurment or with out watching left and right, our thirsty in politics can never be true.

          They are always say. What they say is the first question we must ask first. We must always go through the question to find the exact evidence for the sayings before we Judge. Do not judge because somebody says. Do not judge because the so called scollar or educators says. To judge and say find the exact reasons for the subject. please get out from the exercise that most Ethiopians have been in. This is one of the garantee for TPLF to stay in power for long time.

          We need change. if we say that we need politicians, true politicians, commited politican, who give themselves for us not for thmselves. We are also expected to protect as by balancig the reasons which may be raised suggestion, comment, and question etc. We need change. Thank you anyway.

    • ውድ ዲነግዴ፤ ዲነግዴ በማለት ስም ለራስህ የሰጠህበት ምክንያት በውል ባይገባኝም ማወቅም ባልፈልግም አቶ ልደቱን ምስኪን በማለት መናገር ስትጀምር ለስልጣን ያለህን ክብር ነገር ግን ለሰው ልጅ ማየት ስችል አማርኛን ቋንቋ በኪቦርድ ተጠቅመህ መጻፍ የቻልክ ነገር ግን ችግር ያለብህ መሆንህ ምስኪንነትህ በግልጽ ያሳያል። ላንተ ሰው ማለት ስልጣን በሀይል ነጥቆ በተሽከርካሪ ወንበር ላይ አንዴ ቀና፣ አንዳንዴ ደግሞ ደፋ፣ ደግሞ ሌላ ጊዜ ጠረንጴዛ በቦክስ እየነረተ መግለጫ የሚሰጥ ነው፤ ቢሮ ያለው ነው። የአማርኛ ቋንቋ አጠቃቀምህ በራሱ ተስፋ ቆርጠው በሀሽሽ ቤቶችና በጫት ቤቶች ተሰባስበው የሚዘብቱ ጥቂት የምናምንቴ ሰዎች አይነት ነው። ሙድ የሚለው ቃል በራሱ ምን ማለት እንደሆነ በትክክል አታውቀውም። እንዳንተ አይነት መሆን የሚፈልጉትን የማያውቁ፣ ሌሎች የሚሆኑትን በግልጽ መረዳት የማይፈልጉ፣ የማይችሉ ሰዎች በመካከላችን በዝተው በመኖራቸው እንዲህ አይነቱን የፓለቲካ ትንታግ በመዝለፍና የተሳሳተ መረጃ በህብረተሰቡ ውስጥ በማናፈስ ልንደርስ የምንችልበትን የለውጥ ጊዜ አስመልጠውናል። በእንዳንተ አይነት ሰዎች ምክንያት እንዳንተ አይነቶች የራሳቸውን ቅዱስ የሌላውን ርኩስ የሚያድርጉ ወያኔዎች ከሀያ አመታት በላይ በህዝባችን ላይ እንዲዘፍኑበት መንገድ አንቦርቅቀን ከፍተንላቸዋል። የአንተ ንግግር አንዳንድ አንተን መሰል እብድ ሰዎች እንደሚሉት የአርድና ወይም የአራዶች ቀልድ አይደለም። የእብዶች ቀልድ ነው። አራዶች ስለሰው ልጅ ይገዳቸዋል። አራዶች ለሰዎች ሰብዓዊ መብቶች የሚታገሉ ናቸው። አራዶች በእንዳንተ አይነት ካለ አእምሮ በሚመነጭ ቃላት የታጨቁ አይደሉም። አራዶች ወደፊትን በተስፋ ይመለከታሉ። አንተ ምናልባት ጅል መስለህም የወያኔን መርዝ የምትተፋ ጠባብ ባለአእምሮ ከሆንክ ግን አልፈርድብህም። ለእርኩስ አላማህ የምትተጋና የምትፍገመገም እብድ ስለሆንክ። ለማንኛውም ኣንተንና አንተ እይነቶችን እግዚአብሄር እስኪፈውስልን ድረስ የሀገራችን የፖለቲካ ስራት አደጋ ላይ እንደወደቀ በርግጥ ግልጽ ነው። እግዚአብሄር ይፈውሰን። ራስህን ከጣልክበት ቆሻሻ ስፍራ ፈልገህ እንድታገኘው እመኝልሀለሁ። ምናልባት በአንድ የውጭ ሀገር ያለህ ከሆንክም ያለህበት ሀገር አምልኮ የተመቸህ በመሆኑ ከእንዲህ አይነቱ ማንነትህ ያላላቀቀህን አምላክ እያመለክህ በመሆኑ ሀዘኔ የከፋ ነው። ብዙ አሉ። የበግ ንግድ ሙያ መሆኑንም ማወቅ አለብህ። ለማንኛውም ጤናህ ተስተካክሎ ባይህ ደስ ይለኛል። ስለቁጣየ ወይም ስለድንፋታየ በጣም ይቀርታ። ከዚህ ዘመን በኋላ ከእኛ ከኢትዮጵያዊያን ይህን መሰል አስተያየት የሚጠበቅ እንደሆነ ስለማላምን ነው። ሰላም።

      • TD says:

        Well said. He will soon open his eye!!!!

      • ዲነግዴ says:

        ለ ወሮ ሴም
        ስትጀምሪ ውድ አልሽና ከዛ እስኪያገሳኝ ሰደብሽኝ : ባለ 6000 watt ስድብ ባንዴ አመነጨሽ እኮ:
        **1 በሀሽሽ ቤቶችና በጫት ቤቶች ተሰባስበው የሚዘብቱ ጥቂት የምናምንቴ ሰዎች አይነት ነው፣
        2 የአንተ ንግግር አንዳንድ አንተን መሰል እብድ ሰዎች እንደሚሉት የአርድና ወይም የአራዶች ቀልድ አይደለም፡
        3 አንተ ምናልባት ጅል መስለህም የወያኔን መርዝ የምትተፋ ጠባብ ባለአእምሮ ከሆንክ ግን አልፈርድብህም:
        4 ለእርኩስ አላማህ የምትተጋና የምትፍገመገም እብድ ስለሆንክ **

        እነዚህን ስድቦች አንድ ሰው በቀላሉ ሊያመነጭ የሚችል አይመስለኝ : በስድብ ትምህርት የተደገፍሽ ተማሳዳቢ / ልማታዊ ተሳዳቢ / ብየሻለሁ :

    • abdisaa agaa says:

      አይ “ዲነግዴ”…የኦሮሞ ብሄር ተወላጅ እንደመሆኔ መጠን ገና ስምሽን ሳየዉ ነዉ “ዲነግዴን” የመረጥሽዉ “ቢነግዴ” ሲባል ሰምተሽ ኦሮሞ ለመምሰል እንደሆነ የነቃሁቢሽ…ይህ ለምን አስፈለገ? ልደቱን የምትቃወምበት የፖለቲካ አመለካከት ካለህ በቀጥታ ማለት ነዉ እንጂ, የመንደር ወሬ ለምን አስፈለገ..እኔ በበኩሌ ልደቱን የሚቃወም ወይ ጠባብ ዘረኛ, ወይ ጨቅዋኝ አድሃሪ ነዉ እንጂ, ሚዛን የጠበቀ ፖለቲካ ያለዉ ሰዉ አይቃወመዉም…ለደቱ ማለት, የአብዛኛዉ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ስሜት ማለት ነዉ.

      • TD says:

        Well said. He will soon open his eye!!!! By the way that man should understand that politics in Ethiopia with out Lidetu is almost multiples of Zero. He is the person whom we all have to admire. We have to stop Chika Politics!!1

      • ዲነግዴ says:

        በፖለቲካ ሚዛን የሚባል ነገር የለም
        ወይ ትደግፋለህ አልያም ትቃወማለህ ፣ there is nothing in between አንተ እኮ የምርጫ ካርድ ቢሰጡህ ለሁለት ሰንጥቀህ 50% ድምጼን ለወያኔ ሌላውን 50% ለልደቱ ብለህ ሚዛናዊ ምርጫ እንደምታረግ እጠብቃለሁ

    • Faysal says:

      Dear ዲነግዴ,
      You are like those diaspora thugs, who cannot tolerate differing IDEAS, and instead try to silence everyone by intimidation. I have seen enough of those thugs during the fund raising effort for our Nile Dam.
      Which part of Lidetu’s statement is false? What did he do wrong? Present your arguments and facts in a civilized manner.

      • ዲነግዴ says:

        U deserve a good response , here u have some factual testimony from Dr. Negasso ,,,

        he betray most of his friends working with him , and most of the opposition leaders confirmed that.
        he already field and we dont have to talk that much , ጅብ ከሄደ ውሻ ጮኽ

        • yohannes says:

          You are stupied, and you will the same until you die. Ludetu is the sincer man in rthiopia,. Go eith Nrgs in Ametica. You are ethiopian Ametican slsve.

  3. Abba Gissa says:

    One of the best interview I have ever heard in your website.
    I found Ato Lidetu to be very consistent throughout his political career. I think we can compare him to our great leader Meles in his ability to explain his thought. I found him to be very positive.

  4. Mike says:

    What a great interview. I’m glad Ato Lidetu is back on the stage. The Hero is back! We all remember how Birhanu Nega and Sisay Agena were campaigning against Ato Lidetu just because he is by far eloquent and visionary. They did all they can to destroy his personal and political asset using their newsletters. They were successful because the Ethiopian political culture is favorable for side talk, character assassination, lies, and story fabrication. Birhanu Nega and Sisay Agena were exploiting the intellectual levels of Ethiopians. This great man (Ato Lidetu) is the victim of Ethiopian political culture. He suffered a lot just because he is the smartest and visionary political leader in Ethiopia. Lidetu, I’m really happy to hear from you. Heros and visionaries, like yourself, never give-up, they fight back. Phony politicians like Birhanu Nega and Sisay Agena always lose.

  5. Ab says:

    Lidetu is one of the best candidate to replace Meles Zenawi – a strong leader in many aspects. Lidetu understands politics well. Ethiopia can benefit greatly from his talent. In my view Lidetu Ayalew is Ethiopian version of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

  6. Temere says:

    Lidetun hizbu Ay alew.

    Woyane blamed his party for the death of countless deaths and he is saying it is hard to say who is responsible only the political culture of no checks and balances to be held responsible. Is there any checks and balances and any separation of power in Ethiopia lately? Noone dared to ask that question.

    • wolde ab says:

      Those are not the only questions that should have been asked.
      One that I think should have been asked after that long soliloquy was, ” was the Meles government responsible for the murder of innocent people in Addis?”
      The other question should also have been “there was a rumor in Addis that You Lidetu was working for “dehnenet”. Have you ever worked for any part of the Ethiopian government? If so, in what capacity?”
      Anyway an interesting post.

  7. Solomon says:

    Dawite my name Solomon and born and rise in the city Adwa where meles borne and rise .
    I want to tell and Lidatu and people like you are the hope of the Ethiopian people .
    Because this the kind of politics and polition we agreat Country Ethiopian need.
    Dawite I really love you !
    To mr Lidatu do not stop working hard to fix Ethiopian in wherever you think it is wrong.
    God bless you mr Lidatu!

  8. ET says:

    I think Lidetu more human than Dr. Brhanu. This guy is peaking the truth while Brhanu is trying to confuse people. I think Dr. Brhanu should be accountable for all life lost int 97.

    Please visit the above like and listen to the audios if you want to know more about Dr. Brhanu’s inhuman acts.

  9. Tatek says:

    The man gave his own account of events as he could recall. In my opinion, he either knowingly distorted certain facts or failed to put some solid facts in perspective. For instance, the fact that he or any one in the then Coalition for Unity and Democracy expected the election to be free and fair, even without an Independent Electoral Commission that was capable of handling the outcome of the Election, a solid Judicial System that was capable of handling and ruling on any post Election violence impartially and a well trained and professional security Machinery that wouldn’t budge to any threats of dismissal or reprisal from the ruling thugs was not only bizarre but also a very serious mistake that shouldn’t have been entered into in the first place. It amounts to entering a room with a man and refusing to be kissed. Second, he lied his ass to us by saying that the media, the diaspora, civic institutions and others as well were responsible along with the EPRDF for the Post Election violence that cost Ethiopians many lives and property. No wonder mistakes were made by the people who were in charge of the highest organ of the then CUD that they refused to assume the seats they won, because by doing so they only gave Colonel Zenawi a very big stick to hit them with, as he could have ordered his then speaker of the National assembly to declare the refused seats vacant and drag them to jail immediately. What was not in any dispute was that the scenario exposed the thinnest skin of the ruling Coalition that they were unable to win any truly contested Election against any party, call it Andenet, Semayawi, Mederk, Ginbot 7 OR ANY ONE. The regime understands the single most threat that was capable of erasing them from Arat kilo comes from Armed elements supported by Eritrea or a popular uprising reminiscent to the Arab Spring, but in all cases, a very possibility of that happening now remains so slim so long as the TPLF can still outsmart any one from Bahir Dar and Adama by playing a seek and hide game as the two towns see each other with suspicion— with Bahir Dar sticking to the Old fashion Unity Politics and Adama seeking nothing less than a very much crippled Central Authority that gives way to formidable regional governments that control the Affairs of their own people without seeking any directive from Arat kilo— and when that time comes, the TPLF know that that person with the Moses’ role wouldn’t be Lidetu Ayalew as he is no more a threat than Addisu Legesse, whom was described by Colonel Zenawi as ”a boy who doesn’t blow with the wind”.

    • Faysal says:

      Well, Lidetu has never denied that there were massive intimidation and voting irregularities during the election. But he chose to go the peaceful and legal way to fight it. Besides, the CUD leadership was convinced that they could imitate Eastern European Rose- and Orange revolutions of the 2003 and 2004 respectively.
      Lidetu’s approach to expose and change the system from within (ብልጥ ልጅ የስጡትን በልቶ ያለቅሳል) was more realistic and would have been more successful in the long run. CUD thugs had gambled and lost big time, and their confrontational approach is directly responsible for the chaos and bloodshade that followed. Dr. Berhanu and his comerades have not learned much from their past mistakes. Their policy of እኔ ክሞትኩ ሰርዶ ኣይብቀል is still evident today. They try to block aid for the Ethiopian poor, they isolate anyone who is engaged in business, education or other projects in Ethiopia, they try to stop the work on the Nile Dam, and they work with Eritrea to launch attack on Ethiopia.

  10. Mekdes says:

    Lidetu is a hero in Ethiopian youth peacefull strugle. He was the one who gave life for the defunct Kinigit, because Birhanu and his likes want to be Yedil Atbiya Arbegnoch and literally assassinate this charismatic and inteligent young man, by their tactfull sabotage to jump into power.

    Dave it is great interview you conducted with this bright politician. I remember, the late prime minister admiring him in his sense of humor, by telling to his fellow party members why don’t yoi ne sharp like him. Of course, EPRDF HAS SHARP PEOPLE LIKE REDWAN HUSSEIN, TEFERA DERBEW, DEMEKE MEKONEN, GETACHEW REDA AND SO ON. WELCOME BACK TO THE POLITICAL ARENA.

  11. angereb says:

    በኢንተርቪው ላይ እንደተናገረው፣ ችግሮቹን ሲዘረዝር፣
    1ኛ፣ የፖለቲካ ባህላችንን
    2ኛ፣የቅንጅት መሪዎችን
    3ኛ፣የገዢው ፓርቲን
    5ኛ፣ህዝቡንና የዲያስፖራን
    እንደ ምክንያት ያቀርባል።
    ልደቱ የዘረዘራቸው ችግሮች ሁሉ ከቁጥር 3 ከተጠቀሰው በስተቀር በተመሳሳዩ በምእራባውያን ሀገሮችም አለ። ልዩነቱ ግን በነዚህ ሀገሮች ውስጥ ፣በመንግስት ለውጥ ላይ ፣ የገዢው ቡድን ሳይሆን፣ ወሳኝነት ያለው፣ ወሳኝነት ያለው የህግ የበላይነት ስለሆነ፣ እንደምክንያት የተጠቀሱት ሁሉ በህግ የበላይነት ዋጋ ያጣሉ።

    ልደቱ በዚህ ኢንተርቪው ላይ ከተሳሰሰተው አንዱ ነገር ቢኖር፣የቅንጅት መሪዎችን ስህተትን በአንደኛ ደረጃ መሆኑን መናገሩ ነው፣ ዋነኛውንና ወሳኙን ግን ፣ ማለት አሁን በስልጣን ላይ ያለውን ቡድን፣ ማለት ተቃዋሚዎችን እንዳይነሱ አድርጎ የማዳከም ስልት የሚጠቀመውን ቡድን፣ በሁለተኛ ደረጃ ልደቱ ማስቀመጡ ትልቅ ስህተት ነው። ከዛም ልደቱ እራሱን በራሱ ሲቃረን የታየው ነገር፣ “አኛ የሌሎችን የቅንጅት አባሎች መንገድ ብንከተል ኖሮ ሁለት አመት ታስረን ወይ ይቅርታ ጠይቀን እንወጣለን ወይ አንወጣም ነበር” ብሎ ሲናገር፣ ይህን የሚያስር የሚያፍን የገዢውን ቡድን ስልትን በማቃለል፣ የቅንጅት መሪዎችን ስህተት በማጋነን፣ በአሁኑ ሰአት የገዢውን ቡድን ጭልጥ ብሎ የመደገፍ ባህርይ ያሳየበት ኢንተርቪው ነው።
    ይህም የሚሳየው አህያውን ፈርቶ ዳውላውን እነደመምታት ነው።

    ይህ ሁሉ ነገር ግን እንዳይሳካ ያደረገው፣የገዢው ቡድን ከምራጫው በፊትና በሁዋላም፣ በህገወጥ መንገድ ብዙ ነገሮች በመፈፀም ነው። የአውሮፓ ህብረት በወቅቱ የተሰሩትን፣ የገዢውን ቡድን ህገወጥ ስራዎች 25ቱን መዝግቦአል። ከዛ በሁዋላ ምእራባውያን ችላ ያሉትም፣ ይህ የፈረደበት anti terror alians ውስጥ በመኖሩ፣ ሌላው ነገር ጆሮ ዳባ ልበስ ተብሎ፣ ልደቱ የዘረዘራቸውን ምክንያቶች እንደ ዋና ምክንያት በማቅረብ፣ለገዢው ቡድን የዲፕሎማሲ ሽፋንና እርዳታ በመስጠት፣ሶማሊያ እንዲገባ በማደርግ ነው ነገሩ የተፈፀመው። እንጂ የታዛቢው ቡድን፣ ካርተር ሴንተር እንኩዋን ሳይቀር፣ ሲዘግብ ኢህአድግ አንድም ቦታ እንኩዋን በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ አላሸነፈም ይላል።

    ለመሸነፉ ምክንያት ደግሞ በኔ አመለካከት የገዢው ቡድን የሚከተለው ፖሊሲ ነው እንጂ ከትግሬ ስለመጣ አይደለም።

    ባጠቃላይ ልደቱ የሊበራል አስተሳሰብ መያዙና በዛው መቀጠሉ ጥሩ ነገር ነው።

    በተረፈ ግን፣ የህግ የበላይነት እንዲረጋገጥ በማድረግ ወሳኝ ሚና
    የሚጫወተው መንግስት ነው። እንጂ ሌላ አይደለም። ይህን የማያደርግ ከሆነ ደግሞ፣ እነደተለመደው ሌላው ተመሳሳይ ህገወጥ ቡድን መጥቶ መንግስትን ይቀይራል። የጊዜ ጉዳይ እንጂ፣መንግስት መቀየሩማ የማይቀር ነገር ነው።

  12. addis ababa says:

    what lidetu does’t understand or does’t want to say is the hate TPLF and it’s supporters have to AMHRIC speaking ethiopians is unbelievable if we don’t do samething slowly but surely they will cause big damage for the society and it has to stop by any means necessary even if it is gonna cost the unity of ethiopia. the creation of regions is part of this hate.

    • SHIRE says:

      addis ababa
      There no ethiopian whatsoevr with the exception of OLF and ONLF who wants to solve their poletical problem with the disintergation of ethiopia. You got to be a shaebia stooge who is sneaking to our discussion form to try to create hatred between our people. Shaebia boy I have got bad news for you ” TIGREANS LOVE AMHARA ” . I am a tigrean and I love amharas. Many of them are my friends and relatives in blood. You might think because of few poleticians from the gov . and opposition( what comes to my mind is birhanu nega andargachew tsige and the likes)you could succeed, but it is only in your dreams. HELL NO TO SHAEBIA , OLF AND ONLF stooges. The overwelmig majority of ethiopians hate and despise olf, onlf and eplf . History tells us, When push comes to shove tigreans and amharas stood together in unisome and vanquished the agressor. Se’Ati, dougali, GUra’E, metema , adwa and badime are historical winesis for their unity.

    • Mario says:


      We Tigrian are parts & parcels of the respected Amhara people! Whatever happens , Tigrian & Amhara are inseparable until the end of the world! Individual politicians can hate each other , but the people are of the same back ground , from the Axumite kingdom! You go with your shabiya & leak Egypt’s & other Ethiopia’s enemies ass!

  13. Amoraw says:

    Ato Lidetu you are the next best alternative for ethiopia. I have come to understand that your contribution towards peace and stability of ethiopia has been more than people could realized . I use to support eprdf for good reasons, that is because of extreme fanatism of diaspora poleticians and their sorogates in ethiopia, but I like lidetu Ayalew and Moshe Semu and EDP(edepa)so I have decided to support edp in all my capacity in the next election.

    • ተከዜ says:

      እኔ ያንተን መንገድ አልከተልም። አሞራን የተከተለ ጥንብ ላይ ይደርሳል እንደሚባለው ሁሉ። ምክንያቱም ዲያስፖራን ትኮንናለህ፣ eprdfን ትደግፋለህ።

  14. juhar ahmed says:

    if run I do not he can get my vote but he is great guy happy and smell person

  15. sol says:

    Wow when are you confess your sins, ok the government takes the lion share for the failure of democratization process in the country during the 2005 election, and you were the insurgent and instrument of the government to eliminate KINIJIT.

    • Jhonny says:

      Total fabrication of lie. Lidetu was telling the truth he was saying Kiniigit has no ability to win the placees we are claiming so it is better to join the parliament instead of disputing the places we lost. But those dima leaders of Kinigit did not agree with him, instead they atarted defaming his name, as a spy of the govt. EPRDF got this opportunity and win the seats which it lost in the second round. Bereket Simon and Junadin Sado they got the seat back because of this golden opportunity which was created by those accuaers of Lidetu. This was the fact. Birhanu Bonger isstill blaming Lidetu for his faulure. Any way if Kunigit had taken the piwer Ethiopia would have been in disaster right now. Lidetu was real fighter and still he can be great contributor for Ethiopian peacefull struggle. So don’t blame him . What sin he made except telling the truth, would you mention one. I know you don’t, I don’t expect either from your little head DIASPORA HATEMONGER.

  16. Henok says:

    Making educated point is different from saying something for non-sense. I respect Lidetus sacrifice at the beginning of the campaign prior to 1997/2005 election. However, what Lidetu is saying right now doesn’t make sense. Please do not underestimate your audience.

  17. eden says:

    Good job Dawit.
    Very interesting inteview, I can’t wait to watch the second part.
    Leditu is a very sophsiticated politician and his political analyatic skill is expectional.
    It may be so long but one day we will see this man as PM of Ethiopia.
    Sisay Agena of ESAT, rather than talking about the illusionary ‘kocha’ woreda political grieviences, you better learn a thing or two from Lidetu Ayalew interview. But apparently that is not possible.
    Sisay Agena of ESAT, before you tried to be a jouranalist, የትምክህት ለሃጭህን ማራጋፍ አለብህ

  18. Banjaw says:

    Welcome back Lidetu!
    We all know that Lidetu was a victim of Berhanu Nega’s ego. Behanu used the then independent media (private newspapers) and VOA’s Addisu Abebe to destroy Lidetu politically. He (Berhanu) was successful in that he turned Lidetu from the most admired politician in to the most disliked man in Addis. We all know the truth so late and after the damage has been done by the leader of G7, who is now commanding a guerrilla fight from the mountains of Pennsylvania.

  19. Gebez says:

    I always had the feeling that Mr. Lidetu is the most capable opposition politician figure. The only problem I have with him is that he is into the neoliberal ideology. As to me, this would be dangerous for countries like ethiopia. So, I better stick to EPRDF.

  20. Mario says:

    እንግዲህ ኣቶ ልደቱ በጣም በስሏል ለዚህም በጣም ድንቅ የሆነ ቀለመጠይቅ ለመስማት በቅተናል።የቅንጅት መሪዎች እንደተለከፈ ውሻ እርስ በራሳቸው ሲናከሱ ኣንዲትም ቀን በጠረጴዛ ዙርያ መቀመጥ ኣቅቷቸው እዚህም እዛም ሲዘላብዱ ኣየናቸው እያየናቸውም ነው!

    ቅንጅቶች ያኔ ፓርላማ ቢገቡ ኖሮ ባገራችን ምን ያህል የፖለቲካ ለውጥ ይመጣ እንደነበረ ለመገመት ኣያቅትም፣ ግን ለስልጣን እንጂ በእውነት ህዝብን ሊያገለግሉ ኣልነበረም።እነዛ ቁጥራቸው ጥቂት የሆኑት የኢዴፓ መሪዎች እንኳ ፓርላማ በመግባታቸው የመጣው ለውጥ ለማየት ኣያዳግትም።
    በጋዜጠኞች ደረጃም ኣብዛኞቹ እንደ ጋዜጠኞች ሳይሆን እንደ ተቃዋሚ ኣክቲቪስት ነበረ የተንቀሳቀሱት ኣሁንም እየተንቀሳቀሱ ያሉት። በእስር ላይ ያሉትም ጋዜጠኞች ሳይሆኑ የተቃዋሚ ኣቀንቃኝ እንጂ ገለልተኛ ለህዝብ ኣሳቢ ኣይደሉም! እስኣሁን ኣቶ ልደቱ እንደገለጠው እድርጎ የተነተነ ጋዜጠኛ የለም! ባጠቃላይ ጋዜጠኞች ለገንዘብ ነው የሚሰሩት! በዚህ ዓለም የተፈጠሩት ጦርነቶችና እልቂቶች በሚያዳሉ ጋዜጠኞች በተረጨ መርዝ የተነሱ ናቸው! በሩዋን፣በዩጎዝላቭያ፣በጀርመን ወዘተ የፈጠሩ እልቂቶች ለማየት ይቻላል! ስለዚህ የሚያዳላ ጋዜጠኛ ምንያህ ኣደገኛ እንደሆነ መገመት እንችላለን!
    ቅንጅቶች ሃሳባቸው በእርግጥ በምርጫ ኣሸንፈው በትረስልጣን ለመጨበጥ ሳይሆን ምርጫ ከለላ በማድረግ በዘመኑ ፋሽን በቀለም ኣብዮት ተጠቅመው ከምእራቡ ምቹ ኑሮ ወደ ተመቻቸ ስልጣን ለመሸጋገር ነበረ! ፓለቲካ የፉል ታይም ስራ ሆኖ ላላማህ የሚከፈለውን ሁሉ ለመክፈል በመዘጀት በረጅም ጊዜ የሚሰራ ስራ እንጂ በስምንት ወር ከዋሽንግተንም ከሎንደንም በመሰባሰብ ባቋራጭ የሚሰራ ስራ ኣይደለም!
    ኣቶ ልደቱ በጣም የበሰለ ትንታኔ ስለሰጠኸን በጣሙን ኣድርገን እናመሰግናለን!

  21. Alex says:

    Congrats Dawit! Very crucial interview about the future of our country. Pls have more interview with lidetu. Love you Lidetu!!

  22. Tsehay says:

    I always admired Lidetu and in thi interview he came out analysis othat reflects the confusion kinigit ewas at that time.. He proved he is a smart politician.

  23. tttyu says:

    Ethiopia opposition parties have a militant mentality. Most of them don’t think democracy is a process but an Evolution. If you hear what they say and read between the lines the words they use like struggle, fight, overthrow, gives you what kind of mentality they have. Another important thing that needs to be looked into is that the political participation of Ethiopian origin people who live in overseas, what we call diaspora. Limiting the participation of the diaspora in politics in Ethiopia should be considered. Because most of the diasporas have citizenship from another country which creates conflict of interest and irresponsibility when it comes to a committed service and some hard decisions. A diaspora who has dual citizenship shouldn’t be participating in an election but can help a party in consulting and administration activities. If Ethiopia takes this step the negative energy from diaspora will dissipate and the energy might transferred into economical activities, which the diaspora community has a lot of potential to engage in. The diaspora politicians are being used for different objects from different entities. Ngos, USA state department, Eritrea, Egypt used the diaspora as a instrument to impose their interest in Ethiopia and diaspora politicians used every opportunity that comes from all circles to come to power at any cost when it comes to Ethiopia. If the diaspora knows political maneuver and power struggle has a limited effect to grab power in Ethiopia the diaspora community will shift its focus to other avenues. It is not wise for a country to put a person who has other country’s citizen, who can’t be hundred percent faithful to the constitution. When the government tries to enforce the law, if the persons violates the law, the government might scarifies some diplomatic relationships through the process to convict the individual. It would be a good idea to look into other countries laws to come up with a better understand of how Ethiopia should handle this matter. Drawing a good lesson from other countries experience in this subject would help to come up with the best alternatives down the road in this matter.

  24. Amen says:

    I had respect for Lidetu in the past but this time he talked totally nonsense. He failed to understand how his actions killed the morale of the people and he failed to take responsibility. Mr. Lidetu, I don’t appreciate my intellegence to be undermined. Sorry

  25. Abegaz says:

    Actually it was initially Lidetu who was advocating the refusal to enter parliament. The audio is there in Ethiopian Review and Tinsae Radio archives. But then Lidetu later on back-stabbed the CUD leaders and entered parliament. He is a big time pretender!!

    Had he done the proposal to enter parliament, I would have given him A+. But Lidetu was igniting the fire and when the flame was on, he rotated 180 degrees and ran away. Very shameful!!!

  26. kebraraw says:

    ሰው ተገኝቶ ሞቶ ነው ይሀን ወረበላ የ ቤቴክርስትያን እቃ ዘራፊ ሰው ብላቹ ስለ ፖለቲካ ምትጠይቁ? ሌባ ስልጣን ኖረውም ኣልኖረውም ከሌብነት ኣይወጣም እና ልደቱ ሌባ ነው ሌባ ሆኖም ይሞታል እሚገርመኝ እንዴት ይሀን ሰው ወደ ፖለቲካ እንደገባ ነው በጣም ያሳዝናል የልደቱ ወደ ፖለቲካ መግባት የኢትዮ ተቃዋሚዎች ምንግኛ ደካማ እና ከስልጣን ጉግት ውጭ ስለ ሃገር ማያስቡ መሆ ናቸውን ነው ምያሳየው ለዛም ነውየኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ከ ኢሃዲግ ውጭ ኣማራጭ ያለ ያልመሰለው

  27. billfree says:

    political science says their is a time when some politicians are dead politically. when I read this statement for the first time I was very confused to understand it. but now I get the best example for this statement:ledetu Ayalew.
    Ledetu is an opportunist person who is not ready to pay any sacrifice for his country. he is seen to keep his personal interest throughout his political life. Now the people is aware of his aim. neke nen.

  28. ቄሴና አንገረብ says:

    የፕሮፌሰር መስፍንን በጣም አስደናቂ ፅሁፍ አንብቡት ጋብዤአችሁ።
    አርእስቱም “ልፋ ያለው ዳውላ ይሸከማል!ጠርናፊና ተጠርናፊ” የሚል ነው።
    እኔ ደግሞ የምጨምርበት ነገር ቢኖር፣ ዳውላ ተሸካሚውን፣
    ዳውላውን ሲጭኑት “ለሁለት በመጫኛ ከጎንና ለከጎን ጠስቀውም ሊገድሉት ይችላሉ”

  29. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Is there is one good amhara politician in Ethiopia? It is only Lidetu. This is very positive,smart. I have followed Mr.Lidetu all along. He is the most rational man from the amhara ethnic. People like him must given a chance. He is different and his outlook is broad, deeper than the rest of all the politicians. I would cast my vote for this man. He has been open and brave. He never compromised his believes.

    My advise to him is to reform his party and make it all inclusive because it is apparent his party is made of Amharas. I may be wrong. He need to reform and make it a universal party that teaches peace, reason, tolerance, equality,… than hate mongering. I also suggest he avoid the diasporas because they do not have what it takes to be leaders. He is galaxies away from them. Do not drag yourself backwards by engaging with them. Diaspora has been so far obstacle to civil movement in Ethiopia. The better you stay away from G7, blue party, UDJ, MEDREK, … you have enough experience now to make your party viable for all Ethiopians. I can assure you I can join your party if you reform it and make it all inclusive. I hate to join any ethnic party. I have never joined any party so far because all of them lack my criteria to join them. Also rely on Ethiopian people instead of sponsorship from outside interests. Trust me, Mr. Lidetu, we are capable of making our country a super power if we unite. Unity is power and strength.Dir biyaber ambessa yasaral, amharaic saying. I must tell you I am tired of ethicists racists from all all ethnic. I am tired of some narrow amharas individauls who never recognize even other Ethiopians as Ethiopians except themselves. They never accept others who have different ideas from them. They wish only to force themselves on others by force. Equally there are few Tigreans who are hell bent to belittle Ethiopian history for their narrow nationalism. They have no respect for the country apart they love sucking its poor people. I am equally ashamed some extremely narrow Oromos who goes to the point of downplaying our written history and try to teach us a new history that has foundation.

    It is time ignore all the losers of the time and think forward and forge forward armed with the most important things Ethiopians require:
    1. Equality
    2. Impartiality
    3. Transparency
    4. Equal opportunity
    5. Tolerance
    6. Accepting diversity: Unity with diversity but not unity based on uniformity because we have a lot of differences that makes beautiful.Different culure, different language, different cultural wisdom,…

    We do not need anyone who preach us about unity yet he or she has no respect for us. It is true EPRDF is not good for our country. But EPRDF is the product of Ethiopia; what you sow is what you harvest. EPRDF is an ethnic inspired rebellion based government. They were inspired by ethnic injustice.They were not inspired by philosophy. They were inspired by ethnic apartheid that has been installed in Ethiopia that destroyed the country. All these rebels like, EPRDF, TPLF, EPLF, OLF, ONLF,… were created not by themselves, they were fighting for recognition because they were recognized. It is true Mengistu has addressed most of these problems. However, these guys were already in the bushes fighting and did never wanted to accept the policies of derg. This was also due to the fact that derg with all his good policies could not root out the amhara dominance because it was already built-in into the system. The mess has been done during the elite amahra rule that reduced Ethiopia to a laughingstock of the entire world people dying famine until the world could not believe such thing can happen in an organized society.Yet some Amharaa apartheid agents wanted still to believe they are the only savior of their Ethiopia. They despise, abuse, insult, degrade, cast, isolate, discriminate, hate others who do not agree with them. Because they think they are the only who cares about Ethiopia and Ethiopians. They can give and take away your Ethiopianness as they wish; If they like you they can call you hero and if they hate you they can give all bad names. We really need modern people of this time. I am not happy with Ethiopians myself. Outside Ethiopia, you hardly find Ethiopians many in Universities but you see Egytians, Arabs, Iranians, … dominating Universities. But you will only find our people cleaning toilets, and cleaning streets, the majority of them or working 7/11 as cashiers even if they have PHDS. It is very disappointing.

    I hope that with all your experience you can reform and become alternative party to the corrupted EPRDF. EPRDF is really rotten and needs to be replaced because they longer they stay the more they will become rotten. It is better we remove them by vote without killing each others. If we unite, it is very simple to remove parties. Power belongs to the mass.

  30. yohannes says:

    that’s nice one long live ledatu !!!!

  31. Alegnta says:

    Dawit, a superb interview! I was impressed by Mr Lidetu’s clarity of mind in answering difficult questions. Well reasoned and argued, excellent analysis of events – and all elequontly delivered – without anger or emotion. His time away from politics in academia appears to have made him an even more mature politician! I think Mr Lidetu has a great potential as an opposition leader and a future Prime Minister. Ethiopia doesn’t need hate politics perpetuated by the Diaspora idiots; it doesn’t need an “Arab Spring” (look where Egypt and Libya are now!); it doesn’t need any more civil wars (look at Syria). Ethiopia needs a civilised political arena where a responsible Opposition must be given the room (freedom) to play a role, to enhance accountability and improve governance.This is the case in the UK and we can learn a great deal from them. As Mr Lidetu indicated our political culture needs to change, and all of US HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO AFFECT THIS CHANGE!

    • Gezaee H. says:

      We do not need USA to bring change in Ethiopia. USA themselves need revolution because they have a bad political system where Americans are tired electing only rich people who do not care about the poor. Ethiopia does not need USA. Teach you USA theory to somebody else. USA leaders will only wish to destroy Ethiopian, not to help Ethiopia because they are selfish. You can read all over telling us Ethiopia has to give badme to Eritrea because they wanted to kick out China from Ethiopia while they do not care about Eritrea they acting as if they like Eritreans more than Ethiopians. No USA in Ethiopian affaires. We do not need them in our affaires. We can have a good mutual relationship, but they are trustworthy to be our faithful partners. Their politicians are the most evil on this planet. They create problem in our world. They created terrorism by sponsoring Islamicists. They are victims of themselves. you can not trust American politicians because they believe in money. They value money, wealth, and power. They have no moral, ethic. You can buy them by money any American politician. Human means Money in America. They do not respect other cultures , religion, tradition,… they only wanted to make everyone in their own image. That is called Americanism. They create war, hate, conflict only to exploit others. You do not see other countries doing that. Even Europeans understand their chauvinism and only us politics. They pretend they care more about their citizens than any country? But Americans are those who care less about their citizens. Ethiopia does not need USA. It is true we need them for mutual interest, but they must never be trusted because they are not trustworthy. They do not know faithful partnership. Their relationship is based on deception and corruption and greed. They can drop you any time when they see different agenda in their advantage. To be loved by American politicians, you have to bleed their nose. They love Arabs because they bleed their nose. Americans politicians do not like respect. you love humiliation like the one in Somalia when they were killed and dragged on the streets of Mogadisho. They like that. They hate respect and honour, and they do not respect you if you are ethical, moral, good. You can see they can set their foot in Somalia now because they were punished by ragtag rebels. They do not even talk about Somalia. Now, because Ethiopians do not bleed their noses, they are sticking their noses. I love American people but I am hating American politicians now because they have refused to stop meddling in my country’s affaires. I say no to the bullshit, racist, ignorant and arrogant American politicians. Did you know Obama insulted Putin by saying dick head? how can a leader of the model country insult a leader of other people by saying dick head? Let them fix their own problem instead ; let them fix their health care and education.

      • alegnta says:

        Dear Gezaee,

        You seriously need your head examining – UK = United Kingdom not USA! You have flight of ideas and that is not a good sign. Please think carefully before writing irrelevant rubbish, full of generalization … all Arabs are… American are… Grow up and engage brain before pressing the accelerator!

  32. Kebede says:

    Yeah, I think it is time to understand what is happening in Ethiopia wisely. As I can understand from the beginning of the historic election of 97, Lidetu has shown us consistent political stand and his knowledge of politico. I think we were cheated at the time by those who had war motive like Shambel dr birhanu nega and his alikes. Lidetu is really a matured politician that we have. U can also see the people around him Mushe, Abdu, …they have consistent political view and understanding of our context. Unlike to the aimless diaspora who always want to destabilize our country, this man seems bright and good option to our politics. Fortunately, Yilikal is another war monger who did not learn from the near past. He is with the diaspora as usual to snatch money like his predecessors. Thanks Dawit for giving Ato Lidetu an opportunity to reach the audience.

  33. Sam says:

    There are several points Lidetu mentioned for the demise of opposition parties’ politics in 1997. Everyone of them which he pointed out in fact contributed its own share. The most important which he singled out was that we Ethiopians have no a culture of matured political discourse. That problem still persists, and that is why the diaspora is the fertile breeding ground for infantile politics to flourish. I do not see that approach to change any time soon. I believe Lidetu was chosen as a sacrificial lamb by some politicians to save face. Yes, some politicians were masterful in squeezing out emotions to their political end. No matter how many still blame him, as I see it, he seems more informed and genuine than the politicians that the diaspora worshiped. I bet my last dollar he was, and is, more genuine than Hailu Shawel, whom the diaspora know-nothing had told us to be a God send to save Ethiopia. What stupidity!

  34. Kifle says:

    በዚህ ቃለ ምልልስ ትልቁን ሞት እየሞተ ያለው ፣ ቀድሞውንም የፖለቲካ ስብዕናው የሞተው ልደቱ አያሌው ሳይሆን ፣ አንተ “ጋዜጠኛው” ነህ። ይህን የ97ቱን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ ጋዜጠኛ ልትባል አትችልም። ምክንያቱም ፣ ከጋዜጠኝነት አልፎ ፣ ከህይወትህ ውስጥ ሁለት አመታትን በእስር የተነጠቅህ ስለሆንህ ፣ የዚህ ታሪክ ክፍል እንጅ ጋዜጠኛ አይደለህም። ይህንንም አለማገናዘብህ ይመስለኛል ፣ ልደቱ ቀልዶብህ እንዲሄድ የፈቀድህለት።
    በ97ቱ ምርጫ ዙሪያ ፣ ከኔ የበለጠ አንተ ታውቃለህ ብዬ ባምንም ፣ ልደቱን ያስተናገድኸው ግን ፍጹም አላዋቂ ሆነህ ነው። ለዚህም ምክንያትህ የሚመስለኝን በስተመጨረሻ እነግርሃለሁ። ወደ ነጥቡ ስመጣ ግን …
    1) ለመሆኑ ቅንጅት ፓርላማ አልገባም ብሎ ሲወስን ፣ ያስቀመጣቸው ቅድመ ሁኔታዎች እንዲሟሉለት ከመሆን አንጻር እንጅ ፣ በእምቢተኝነት መንፈስ ነበር?
    2) አዲስ አበባን አልረከብም የሚል መግለጫ መቸ ነው ቅንጅት ያወጣው? እራሱ ወያኔ አልነበረም እንዴ ፣ ርክክቡ እንዳይፈጸም መሰናክሎችን ይደረድር የነበረው?
    3) ፓርላማ ስለመግባትም ይሁን ፣ አዲስ አበባን ስለመረከርብ ፣ ስራውን ያጠናቀቀው የወያኔ ፓርላማ ፣ ከ97ቱ የምርጫ ውጤት በኋላ ምን ምን ነበር ያጸደቀው?
    4) መቸ ነበር አዲስ አበባ ለኦሮሚያ ዋና አስተዳድር የተዛወረች?
    በልደቱ የፖለቲካ ስብዕና ዙሪያ
    1) ውህደቱ እንዳይፈጸም ፣ ከፓርቲው ህልውና አንጻር የፈለገውን አቋም የመያዝ መብቱ እንደተጠበቀ ሆኖ ፣ በወቅቱ ይሰጣቸው የነበሩት እጅግ መረን የለቀቁ ግለሰባዊ መግለጫዎቹን እውነት ዳዊት ረስተሃቸው ይሆን?
    2) የፓርቲዎች አጠቃላይ ውህደት እስከ ቀበሌ ድረስ ተወርዶ ለማጠናቀቅ የሚፈልገው ጊዜ እና ምርጫ ቦርድ የቅንጅትን ህልውና ለማክተም ያደርግ የነበረውን ሩጫ አስመልክቶስ ፣ ልደቱ እንደፈለገ ሲቀባጥር ዝም ያልኸው ፣ “ጋዜጠኛ ዳዊት” የምታውቀው ነገር የለምን? …
    ብዙ ብዙ ማለት ይቻላል። … ዳዊት በጣም አዝኘብሃለሁ። እያወቅህ እንዳላዋቂ ሆነህ ይህንን ባዶ ሰውየ ያስተናገድህበት ምክንያትህንም ለመገመት ሞክሪያለሁ። በቆየህበት የዳያስፖራ ልምድህ ፣ የዳያስፖራው ፖለቲካ ምን ያህል የዘቀጠ እና የቆሸሸ መሆኑን ተረድተሃል። በዚህ በኩል ፣ እኔም እየኖርሁበት ያለሁት ስለሆነ እረዳሃለሁ። ያ ማለት ግን ፣ ገና ለገና የማትወዳቸው ሰዎች ስለተሰደቡልህ እና የምትነቅፈው አስተሳሰብ ስለበሻቀጠልህ ፣ የራስህ የሆነ የመንፈስ ልዕላህንም በዚህ መልኩ ማስደብደብ እለብህም። የፈለገ ተዓምር ቢፈጠር ፣ ከልደቱ የበለጠ አንተ የተሻለ ተሰሚነት ሊኖርህ እንደሚችል አትዘንጋ። ይህ ሰው በአንድ ወቅት እፍ እፍ ተብሎ እውቅና አግኝቶ ነበር ፣ ከታወቀበት እጥፍ ድርብ ግን ዛሬ በብዙሃኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዘንድ ሞቷል። ስለዚህ ፣ የማይዋጥልህን ሁሉ ዝባዝንኬ ሲተፋ ዝም ማለትህ ፣ በታሪክ ተወቃሽ ያደርግሃልና ፣ እራስህን ከቂም እና ከበቀል አጽድተህ ለህሊናህ ታማኝ ጋዜጠኛ ሁን።
    ተከታታይ ጥይቄዎች (follow-up questions) ማቅረብ ይጠበቅብሃል። (በተለይ እንደዚህ አይነት ለስህይወትህ ቅርብ የሆነን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ።) እንዲህ አይነት ቅጥፈት የተሞላበት መላሽ ሲመጣ አፋጥጦ መጠየቅ የሰውነት ግዴታህ ነው። እሱ ደፍሮ ፣ አንትና መሰል ጋዜጠኞች የከፈላችሁትን ችግር ክምንም ሳይቆጥር ፕረሶን እንደዚህ ሲሞልጭ ዝም ማለትህ ፣ በጓደኞችህና በታሪክ ምን አይነት ቦታ ይሆን የሚያሰጥህ?!
    በነገራችን ላይ ፣ በየትኛም አገር ያሉ ፕረሶች የፖለቲካ አቋም ይወስዳሉ። ሌላው ቀርቶ በአሜሪካ ውስጥ ያሉ እንደ “Washington post, New York Times” ያሉ ጋዜጦች የፈለጉት የፖለቲካ ተመራጭ ፣ በጽሁፍ ከማበረታታት ጀምሮ Endorse እስከማድረግ ይሄዳሉ። እናም ፣ በ97ቱ ምርጫ አንተ እራስህ ዳዊትንም ጨምሮ ፣ ሌሎች ጋዜጠኞች በሃቅ ላይ የተመሰረተ ሃሳብ ብታትሙ ፣ ምንም አያስወቅስም። ትልቁ ሃላፊነታችሁ ፣ እናንተ ለምታስነብቡት ሃሳብ ተቃራኒውን ይዞ ለሚቀርብ ቦታ ካልሰጣችሁት ብቻ ነው። ስለዚህ ፣ ልደቱ የሚያወራው ፍጹም ውሃ የማይቋጥር እና ከፖለቲካ መቃብሩ ውስጥ ሆኖ የሚያስተጋባው ባዶ እስትንፋስ ነው።
    አንተ ዳዊት ግን እራስህን ጠይቅና እራስህን ሁን!

  35. tesfaye says:

    A great mind and articulation of highest caliber Ethiopia has after Meles.

  36. ehaile says:

    Great interview!!
    There is no other politician as determined and dedicated for the right cause free of narrow minded and backward ethnic politics and most importantly free of hate driven politics. Hailu shawl and Berhanu Nega prematurely thought that they no longer needed lidetu to carry them to minilik palace and decided to destroy him politically so they rule the country unchallenged by this young and vibrant fellow Ethiopian whose only crime was resisting hate politics. However, both of his adversaries weren’t competent enough to move an inch without Lidetu and became irrelevant in Ethiopian politics. As anyone can imagine Ethiopians at large were not politically smart enough to deferentiate dirty political propaganda and character assassination waged against lidetu. The western society wouldn’t have been fooled easily as Ethiopians did. Otherwise, how can one explain the fact how Lidetu was loved and revered before and during the election time and just two weeks later the public treated him as a traitor as a result of sustained, venomous and destructive political campaign by Ato Hailu and co. A normal society at least the majority would have given Lidetu a chance to speak his side of the story and to learn what actually was going on in the opposition camp. unfortunately, Ethiopians were and still are easily manipulable because of our political naivety. Ethiopians should have stood by a man whom they carried in the street and at times compared with Mandela. One thing we have to learn from that experience is we shouldn’t trust all what we hear and should examine everything we hear before we take things as they are. Politics without Lidetu’s participation is like a stew without salt. Lidetu has to come out of hiding to the political foray and fill the gap created by his absence and Meles zenawi’s death.

  37. Gezaee says:

    Kifle, you are not at the same level as Lidetu; Lidetu is galaxies away from you. He has left you behind long ago. If there is anyone who does not agree with Lidetu now, he must be ill and sick. I can not disagree with everything he said. He has just smarter than ever. Whatever he said is just the truth. By the way, Kinjit like Dr.Berhanu are criminals who caused the death of many innocent people because they wanted to grab power by girgir. The mess was done not by Lidetu or EPRDF, it was done by Kinjit. Dr. Birhanu the selfish scholar who is now part time rebel and full time Professor. He can not even work full time as politician. He wanted to live with his family comfortable in A University in the states but he wanted other Ethiopians to die for him? Molacha leba, anyone who believe in blood shed is ill and has no the capacity to be leader. I agree with Ato Lidetu, armed struggle is dead of G7, EPPF is dead and has no place in the 21 century. As much I hate EPRDF policies, I hate G7 to my bones. Liers, they never admit doing any mistakes and only blame Lidetu and EPRDF even for their own mess? Now is the time for Lidetu. It is his time. The only thing Lidetu I do not like is about his neoliberalism which is not needed in Ethiopia. The rest is perfect. The interview is super. Dawit, good job man. Never mind the people who are living in the 60s still will come here and shout on you. you can not changed them. They will only change when they die. Go Lidetu, if you reform your programmes and erase your liberalism, you are the person for the office of the primier next time. I believe you have the gut for it. Ethiopia will benefit from you. I do not care about your ethnic Lidetu. I mean it from my heart. I do not care whether you are Oromo and AMharaa or from Mars , as long as you do the right thing I will vote you. I watched all the three clips.oh my God, it is the best interview. But Dawit, you did not ask him how he will handle the Eritrean issue? Also if he upholds the ethnic federalism? The rest is perfect for me. Everything he says is just truth and Genuine.

  38. Kifle says:

    Look at you… you did not challenge any of my point. Insted, you try to exaggerate Lidetu’s persona with fake words. It is obvious that you are a die hard tplf. Yet, as many of your fellow Weyanes, you are tring hard to look opposition supporter. Let me tell you what I know for sure. Most Weyanes love Lidetu dearly. Because, he played a key role on dismantling Kinijit. Period!

    You even are asking him not to be libral? What doest it mean?

    Regrading myself, I hate all opposition leaders beyond words, but almost all opposition leaders failed due to personal ego and a thirst to power. Nevertheless, the only traitor in modern Ethiopia’s politics is Lidetu Ayalew. History will remember him only as Big-mouth Traitor.

  39. noah says:

    I have been inspired by you, as leader of your party, and the books you wrote. Keep it up and hopefully you will give the Ethiopian people your an undivided attention and service at the upcoming national election.

  40. mita says:

    I am proud of you. Didn’t know Ethiopia has such a matured politician like you are. That is what we have been missing. God bless you. please continue telling us the truth.we have been confused with so many lies. We hope many politicians will learn from you. Thank you!

  41. ስመኘው says:

    ውድ ኣውራምባዎች በጣም ጥሩ እና በሳል የሆነ ቃለ መጠይቅ ነው፡፡ የሚጎለው ነገር ቢኖር ካሜራ ማን በጣም ደካማ ነው፡፡ ዓይን በሚረቢሽ መልኩ ፍሬም ሳይጠብቅ ሰማይ ሰማይ ስለቀረፀው ምስሉን ሳላይ እንደ ሬድዮ ድምፁን ብቻ እንዳዳምጥ አርጎኛልና፡፡ ምነው ከኣማተር ካሜራማን ይልቅ ቢያንስ ትንሽ እንኳን የካሜራ ሞያ ያለው ሰው ብታረጉ፡ ለናንተም ፕሮፈሽናል የሆነ ስራ ይሆንላችሁ ነበር ፡፡ በተረፈ ጥሩ ቃለመጠይቅ ነው ግፉበት፡፡

  42. Frew says:

    The comment given by Dinegde is very amusing. Yes, his role in poetics has been already buried with his party in 2005. He is not now in the heart of Ethiopians. No one can trust him in polemics above all. In fact,he has made a business and been compensated for his mischievous feat, and he doesn’t need to be engaged in sheep trading. His picture looks very confused, in fact he is confused. And the picture taken by the photographer is the real reflection of the confused Lidetu. It is not because the photographer is amateur, he did it purposefully.

  43. Fikru says:

    Ato lidetu power is always within people like u. All those diasporas out there,live them to bark like a dog. And a dog that barks never bites.

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