Eritreans urged to join hands to oust regime in Asmara

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Addis Ababa, November 26 (WIC) –The Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) has called on Eritreans to join hands in the efforts to oust the dictatorial regime in Asmara.

ENCDC is an umbrella organization of all forces of good political will for change. It is an organization of the willing and represents and struggles for the Eritrean people’s salvation.

“It is time for the youth, women and professionals in Eritrea and abroad to join the struggle as the conditions in that country are getting worse and worse,” ENCDC Chairperson, Tsegaye Yohannes, said at the opening of the Council’s 2nd regular meeting here today.

Since its inception on November, 2011 in Hawassa, SNNP State, the Council has carried out a lot of mobilization works abroad targeting the Eritrean Diaspora, Tsegaye said.

According to the Chairperson, the Council has chosen to fight from out side as the conditions in Eritrea are not favorable to struggle the regime being at home, he said.

Tsegaye highly praised Ethiopia’s support for the Council.

“Ethiopia has supported the council in all the best possible way. The late PM Meles Zenawi in particular has done a lot support to the Eritrean people to expel Isaia’s Afeworki’s regime,” he said.

ENCDC Deputy Chairperson, Freweyni Habtemariam, told WIC that all Eritrean, including the Diaspora, should stand together so as to end the suffering of Eritreans and the crimes of the Eritrean regime.

She added the Council is doing its level best to bring together Eritrean youth, women, professionals and the Diaspora to intensify the fight against the brutal leader in Asmara.

Council Executive Committee Chairperson, Dr Yusuf Berhan, on his part said the time is now for the Eritrean people to consolidate their fight for democracy. The Asmara regime has been destabilizing peace and security in the Horn of Africa region, he noted.

The 7-day meeting is expected to deliberate on ways of strengthening the fight against the authoritarian regime in Asmara.

Participants of the meeting are drawn from civic society, political parties, representatives of youth and women associations as well as Eritrean Diaspora in the US, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.