ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has today left Addis Ababa to the battlefield in northern Ethiopia to the national defense force troops in the war against the TPLF.
In his televised message on Monday, the commander-in-chief of the federal army said Ethiopia is a nation that has preserved its pride and freedom with sacrifices of its gallant sons and daughters.
“Both the enemies and friends know it well,” he said, “All that attempted to encroach its borders have been routed by its strong arms.”
According to the PM, the name ‘Ethiopia’ has been maintained with heavy prices, underlining that it is difficult to preserve freedom without sacrifices.
“Starting tomorrow, I will mobilize to the front to lead the defense forces,” said the Prime minister. “Those who want to be among the Ethiopian children who will be hailed by history, rise up for your country today. Let’s meet at the battlefront.”
Abiy’s remarks came hours after a meeting of the ruling Prosperity Party’s executive committee to discuss the situation in northern Ethiopia.
– Call to Fellow Africans –
In his message, the leader of Ethiopia has called on all black people to stand with Ethiopia with the spirit of Pan-Africanism for the sake of the dignity and sovereignty of the black people.
The East Africa nation is an intriguing country whose future is greater than yesterday and it is an ordeal for the country to pass through various sufferings, Abiy said.
“We are now in the final stages of saving Ethiopia. Our enemies from inside and outside have come coordinated to attack us,”he said, “On the one hand, our historical enemies who don’t wish to see Ethiopia growing by its own and in its own way have plotted against us for our downfall.”
“If Ethiopia rises and wins in an African way, it will never be the same again,” the PM said, indicating that his country’s foreign policy gives “priority to our neighbors”.
According to the PM, the war waged against Ethiopia is part of the campaign being carried out to deny black people of freedom and triumph.
“It is a deliberate attempt to undermine black people so that we will not have our own history, culture, identity and dignity,” he stressed.
Hence, this struggle is also the struggle of all black people as it is a conspiracy to humiliate all black people and impose the new form of colonialism by kneeling down Ethiopia, the premier underlined.
“In the spirit of Pan-Africanism, I call on all black people to stand with Ethiopia for the sake of the dignity and sovereignty of black people.”
He said “this is the struggle of all Ethiopians. It is a struggle for our children to have a country. It is a struggle for our children to rise up and walk proudly around the world, with dignity and freedom.”