The Washington DC Metro Chapter of Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) is hosting a meeting for former members of the Ethiopian armed forces to discuss current political developments in Ethiopia.
This is the first meeting of its kind. For several years most former Ethiopian soldiers have been demoralized and were staying out of politics. Currently, the soldiers are increasingly rallying in support of EPPF. It is a big boost to the resistance group as their experience is needed to instill discipline and professionalism in the organization.
Let’s not forget that the Ethiopian soldier did not lose the fight against Woyanne. The corrupt and incompetent leadership at the top is squarely responsible for the loss.
The Saturday meeting is organized in collaboration with Former Members of the Ethiopian Armed Forces Committee to Support EPPF.
EPPF’s mission and its current activities, as well as how former soldiers can join the movement, will also be discussed at the meeting, according to Ato Demis Belete, EPPF-DC spokesperson.
The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, starting at 4 PM in Washington DC at the Unification Church.
EPPF-DC and Armed Forces Committee are inviting all members of the Ethiopian armed forces to come to the meeting.
In a related story, representatives of EPPF chapters in the U.S. and Europe held a meeting on Sunday, Nov 29, to brief members on the recent conference that was held in the field. The October 17-18 conference passed a 7-point resolution that rearranged EPPF’s activities in the Diaspora. Accordingly, EPPF’s International Committee has been disbanded and all chapters have been instructed to report directly to the EPPF main office.
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