By Sadik Ahmed
Meles was an administrative felon who turned his elegance to one giant political orphanage. As Meles departed unexpectedly, the scream from his political orphanage is wandering throughout the world wherever his cult followers are. Unlike other well-known leaders, Meles has not attached himself to a smart life partner; he picked out not book-smart but street–smart, and uncivilized ghetto style spouse, who can fit the scam but not the dictatorial dwelling as a first lady.
If Azeb Mesfin happens to be smart and well educated, she could have been facing the fate of Meles comrades who perished in desert sabotage. Nonetheless, the wickedly smart and complicated Meles has chosen this rough and uncivilized spouse to cover his evildoing. Many Political pundits claim Azeb is “a mother of corruption” which is correct, but she was enslaved by the master of corruption known as Meles Zenawi, who shielded his guilt behind the ill-informed first lady.
I am reading some annotations that Azeb might face a jail term very soon, it could be correct because of the power struggle within Meles political orphanage camp but we should be vigilant, the rumor could be a potential attention diversion to control the public opinion amidst political catastrophe.
Meles was a cruel and envious political leader who hated competition, for that matter he failed to groom a political offspring that may endure. As TPLF slices and dices the power base, we should anticipate more political fragments to come. Here are few tips in understanding and averting the possible ill-oriented strategies of TPLF against the people.
1• Never bend for political stimulation:
TPLF could sack cabinet members or political figures; this could be either a power struggle or insecurity among the few political clans. Keep up the pressure to achieve bright and equal opportunities, but never bend for the counterfeit political stimulation.
2• Do not participate on TPLF corruption ring:
TPLF is good on articulating fictitious projects, you might be called to donate for historical Nile dam, and you might be offered to participate on condominium buying process, or subjected to any developmental state rhetoric by cadres. As is witnessed by the political fragmentations, the days of the dictatorial regime are numbered. It is a smart approach to avoid propaganda squads, and set-aside the savings for the future legitimate administration.
3• Do not expose yourself for TPLF hoax:
From ETV to so called private newspapers and talk shows, from Ethiopia to Europe and North America, TPLF is selling its propaganda by the means of vended integrity. TPLF has quite adequate web warriors, many radio stations directly or indirectly are serving TPLF for little gratuity that may not last long, TPLF spin-masters are dispatched to local community assemblies, churches and mosques. Information is a power, you have the power to verify and investigate for inevitable TPLF hoaxes.
4• Do not forgo your roots:
You are from a great nation called Ethiopia, nevertheless, a nation that happens to be unfortunate to have no great leaders in its recent historical reviews. You as a citizen should be and will be the leader of the nation; because your collective voices are commanding regardless of who leads the country. Those hostile and power greedy authoritarian rulers want to grasp everything persistently; the journey could be stressful, but shift the stress to those few privileged cult propagators leading to their departure. Wherever you are, do not forgo your roots, until they forgo the power.
5• Advance yourself beyond their expectations:
Dictators do not have the ability to look ahead of their narrow circles, they surely aim to trap the patriots on various tyrannical deceptions: while the people cherish unity they might insert division; while the people are enjoying a national harmony; they could smuggle and spread suspicion. It is wise to advance true Ethiopian principles beyond their expectations. Historically, Ethiopians handled numerous obstacles, this must be held in advanced level. Afterward, they will definitely surrender the power, until then do not surrender your values.
TPLF, the notorious Mafia, is losing in every ground. Soon or later, more political extravaganzas could be witnessed. Some cabinet members maybe sacked, others could flee to foreign countries. Perhaps, some prominent members of the ruling junta could be arrested. This is the beginning of the end: a conflict among Meles political orphans under the pretext of upholding the spirit of the dead father’s blurred vision.
On the other hand, the self- serving and narcissist political mafia ancestor has expired without leaving a clear will to his pathetic followers; for that matter, an apparent dismissal of his cult is going to be imminent.
Indeed, Azeb is the mother of corruption but Meles was its master. Let it be known that corruption cannot create a significant and enduring political future for a country rather than a short living political cult within fraudulent narrow-minded political clans. As Meles’s infamous political cult is fading, forging stronger unity and mutual understanding will possibly expedite the end. After two decades of TPLF administrative failure, glad Ethiopians are united and the political cult is fading.