Exiled Tigrayan activists, political leaders call for the removal of TPLF and formation of a transitional government

ESAT News (August 16, 2016)

Exiled political leaders and activists of Tigray origin called for the removal of the TPLF regime and for the formation of a transitional government comprised of political parties, civic society and prominent individuals.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 16 exiled Tigrayans, some of whom ex-members of the TPLF in its guerrilla days said the TPLF officials in power have for the past 40 years been perpetrating killings and looting the country’s wealth. They said the TPLF has now waged war against the two major ethnic groups, the Oromos and Amharas.

The statement said they denounce the killings perpetrated against the Amharas and the Oromos and support the struggle launched by the people to remove the despotic regime.

They called for the people of Tigray to condemn the killings of other Ethiopians by the TPLF that claims to represent Tigrayans. They also called for the army to stop taking orders to kill their fellow Ethiopians.

They warned that Tigrayan supporters of the TPLF who live in the free world but still enable the tyrannical regime in its bid to extend its rule would face justice by the Ethiopian people.