Lidetu Ayalew is a very shrewd, articulate and pragmatic politician with a tinge Medrek ought to be brave and take a leaf out of Lidetu’s book;. Time Revealed the Truth about Lidetu Ayalew . Lidetu is the only Ethiopian ever who wrote two books in less than 5 years, as the Chairman of. Lidetu Ayalew: Adjustment and Change Never Changed. his perceived character assassination through his books Yearem Ersha and Medlot.

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What is your response to that? However, the genuine academician Dr. It had good track records in development but not so much in democracy. These people are found both within the ruling party and the opposition. Because Weyanie knew lkdetu he lost the last election in Bugna but ayzlew the election to make Bereket alive. If the statement is indeed the formal stance of the party then it could be construed as a paradigm shift and that we all have boom debate on the matter. In any case, reinforcing the struggle in a sustainable way is more important than my personal feelings.

No matter what, I do not intend to back down. We were forced out. But bok the media falls in the traps of hearsay, the problem is magnified because it reaches a wider public. In your book you expressed your worry about ethnic and religious tensions in the country. You say the diaspora is influencing politics to the point of affecting the independence of political parties at home. When the party recognizes the emergence of political corruption in the country, then the appropriate corrective measure would start in the political arena.

Primarily, such federalist arrangement hinges on apportioning political power and sources fairly among the various ethnic groups in the country. That’s why I have decided to take on this task. EDP has a firm stand on this; they may support us financially but they cannot impose their political orientation on us. Some even clandestinely feed the embassy staff erroneous information in order to besmirch the good name of the government.


Top Weyanie official was invited to give a speech at the ceremony. Medrek is devoid of positive thinking and is led by old men who had their day. Lidetu played a leading role in bringing about the limited rights opposition parties enjoyed leading to the Ethiopian Election. Currently Lidetu is doing his post graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies which is part of the London University.

Without defeating its inner demons, it cannot get rid of those corrupt individuals in the bureaucracy. CUD never had the culture of resolving differences democratically.

Ethiopia: Interview with Lidetu Ayalew (Reporter)

That was a mistake. But I do not know why he chose Bugna. I may have played a role in that process. Some journalists have manipulated this limitation of the society and have caused plenty of problems. The central point here is that in a country which is organized on ethnic and language lines, other matters that are important for governance and economic growth will be pushed aside since ethnicity would take priority.

Excerpt #1 from Lidetu Ayalew Book – “Farming Weeds” (pub. December )

Ethiopian Extremists working hard to block Dr. In your year active political engagement, have you seen an improvement? The well orchestrated campaigns to isolate and attack the Tigrian people, using the machetes that were shipped from China prior to the election were averted at the 11 th hour; this was made possible by the resolute and decisive action taken by the Ethiopian security authorities. He is an incorrigible optimist. We were determined to resolve the problem with deliberations.

Lidrtu, like I said before, the lideth reason behind this is the inability to address the problems appropriately and in a timely manner.

Aywlew thinjk u yourself is reflecting highly skiwed view. Compared to Kenya or Nigeria, the level of corruption in Ethiopia some five or six years ago was largely negligible. What is your take in this? In your book, you acknowledge political extremism as the main problem in the country.


You precious Ethiopians please keep on writting the truth bout the damage done for the last 4 years by few selfish individuals countinously. That agenda continues to persist even after 24 years and, despite massive achievements of the regime in socio economic aspects such as infrastructure, education and health. One time they say democracy is an existential issue, only to come back and say that development should come first even at the expense of democracy.

That is what I want the reality to be. I think these tendencies are really dangerous for the party.

Time Revealed the Truth about Lidetu Ayalew

People were being killed for their political beliefs over the past 50 aayalew. In your view, what is the source of this problem? The society does not take everything the media says as a fact. As you said it, the basic issue with the current debate ayaew lack of good governance in Ethiopia is the depth of the problem and the degree of political commitment to combat it. How much of that has affected your subsequent political path?

They did not want to take parliamentary seats but the EDP did. Our society esteem highly those abroad because of a belief that the diaspora are well educated or that they uphold democracy and human rights because they live in such systems.

I now believe hearsay is deeply embedded not just in party politics but within the society.