Isayas’s PFDJ resorts to its
“Wahyo” days' strategy
leadership has always used the “Wahyo” as a politico-organizational
structure. “Wahyos” have been instrumental in disseminating
political, social, and economic propaganda of Isayas and his clique even
after freedom. “Wahyos”
keep all PFDJ members in check. They shape PFDJ meetings by quickly
supporting what was presented without any meaningful or any for that
matter discussion, volunteering for contribution and intimidating any one
who dares to ask sensible questions.
For the last year or so, the PFDJ had to come out in the open like
the Internet to explain its propaganda and defend its indefensible
actions. This has caused
Isayas and therefore his messengers unwanted and unexpected head ache –
explaining contradictions, defending its policies and actions – what is
that? They are used to say
and do any thing and get away with it.
This new challenge descended upon them by the modern technology
that has made the world smaller is a challenge they can’t overcome.
So, Isayas’ clique has to come up with a new idea.
That new idea is the old “Wahyo” based strategy.
The Nharnet Team has learned that they will resort to
house-hold-to-house-hold campaign against all the opposition forces.
They will make their case that to normalize relations with Ethiopia
“is a newly found solution” to the success of Eritrea.
They could really have said to survival of Isayas’s one-man rule
if they want to tell the truth.
Here are the main reasons why the “Wahyo”
strategy is badly needed:
The Isayas messengers are badly defeated in the cyber
dialogue and media. General
Sebhat Efrem on radio and Yemane Gebreab on the Internet failed miserably
to persuade any one of their spins.
Their actions can only be defended by disseminating false
religious, regional, and otherwise dirty politics on the phone, in the
dark, one to one where there is no challenge and no explaining to do.
They have started fabricating rumors to try to defame the
opposition forces. They have
started using their “ilemo” phrase in their campaign as if it is the
missing link for Isayas’s survival.
What is one supposed to do under these
circumstances? How does one challenge them?
Here are some suggestions:
Just know it so that they do not fool any one.
They will backtrack once they know you know what they are up to.
Ask them why they do not say what they say in public.
They are supposedly the representatives of the government.
What is there to hide – can’t they defend what they do in the
What is the purpose of the “Wahyo” style of campaign
since we are not under the occupation of any one? Show them you are ready to say what you say in public and in
the open. After all the issues are national and the solution impacts all
Ask them what a particular region or religion has gained
under Isayas’ one-man rule? From
our vantage of point, no one has benefited except few of his cronies.
It is all old tricks of “divide and rule” used by almost all
colonizers and dictators.
Tell them that members and supporters of the opposition
organizations know better than to talk about one or against the other with
Discussions are looming in the PFDJ Network
that are of great concerns to the PFDJ leaders.
The recent occurrence in Addis has ignited discussions about the
opposition for the first time. The
circle is getting smaller and smaller by the day. It will require a hard work and a concerted effort to bring
the ones that are leaving them to the opposition side. All forces that are for democratic change need to keep up
this pressure by increasing their efforts.
The Nharnet Team