WHAT ELECTION? – Twitter Campaign


Ethiopia is set to hold a sham election while regime-led genocide & mass arrests continue unabated. Int’l comm can’t support this election. THE 2-hour TWITTER CAMPAIGN STARTS AT: MN 1pm / DC 2pm / UK 7pm / Oslo 8pm / Nairobi 9pm / Oromia 3:00 local time

This father of 4 in the Oromia region was forcibly handed 4 voters ID for him & his underage children The govt abused the right to be elected by arresting candidates of OFC and OLF and now its on to abusing the right not to vote of citizens. #FAC pic.twitter.com/aZYB31Ed2m — Tweet Now

Few days until voters registration is  due and not even 2% of the capitals total pop registered. The ppl have understood the election is a sham its time the world also understands.  @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

His name is Osman a resident of West Hararge. He was assaulted by Militias in the surrounding b/c he refused to register to vote on the forthcoming election. The people are sending you a message EU! Quit @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC pic.twitter.com/nN0MZBhOI6 — Tweet Now

This is a picture taken in Oromia at a shop. These days citizens don’t only take their ID cards to take sugar they also need to show voters ID. This is an abuse the right not to vote for any candidates. #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC pic.twitter.com/ANWMQyIAV0 — Tweet Now

Both in Afar and Somali regions for many reasons including peace and stability polling stations are not still open to register voters. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

This is in West Arsi Sirka students who are -18 and who went to school to learn are being lectured about election by a high ranking govt official and they are forcibly being handed voters cards. @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC pic.twitter.com/AqXvyxGkpS — Tweet Now

Over 24,000 polling station are not still open for voters registration across the country due to instability. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

This is a letter the office of the Oromia govt in West Arsi wrote to notify people who didn’t register for the election to vote won’t be provided with oil and sugar. @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC pic.twitter.com/j5IfFxksKV — Tweet Now

It is remembered that the OFC leadership held a campaign across Oromia which a lot of ppl went out for in a support. With OFC being pushed out of the election those millions will not be represented @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

Multiple OLF high ranking officials have been arrested and are still being arrested. OLF being the most important political party in Oromia it being pushed out of the election will leave millions unrepresented. @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

The number of registered voters shows that Ethiopians are boycotting the election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Less than 2% of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, took voters registration card. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 ppl according to Reuters. Thus, voters registration, which will be finalized within a week, hasn’t started yet.  @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There is a security problem in Kellem Wollega, Horo Guduru, West & East Wollega. So, there won’t be election in these areas. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There is a security problem in Wag Hemra & North Shewa, Amhara Regional State. So, there won’t be election in these areas. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There is a security problem in Kamashi & Metekel, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State. So, there won’t be election in these areas. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There is a security problem in Guraferda, Surma, & Zelman, Southern Nations, Nationalities, & Peoples’ Regional State. So, there won’t be election in these areas. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Tigray Regional State is totally excluded from the forthcoming national election because of the war on Tigray. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

OFC & OLF, which have large number of supports in Oromia, are pushed out of the forthcoming election by jailing almost all their candidates illegally. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Prominent political figures like Jawar Mohammed & Bekele Garba are jailed by the 🇪🇹 government for nothing but for having many supports than them. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There are more than 60,000 Oromo political prisoners who are detained illegally in Ethiopia. Conducting an election before releasing them will only legitimize tyranny. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Jawar, Bekele, & more than 178 candidates are suffering in jail for no crime other than being firm in defending the interests of the people they are representing. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Currently there are violences in almost every Regional States of Ethiopia. conducting an election under such circumstances is a recipe to post election conflict. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Since prominent political parties that could represent Oromia are pushed out of the election, the result of the election is already known. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

To add value for the democratisation process of 🇪🇹, priority should be given for national dialogue instead of election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

The pre election process wasn’t free & fair. So, the election won’t be free & fair too as the pre election process impact the whole process. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There is a peace & security problem almost all over Ethiopian. conducting an election before bringing peace & security will exacerbate the problem. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Two candidates are killed within a few months difference. If the pre election looks like this, how can a post election could be peaceful? National dialogue should be given a priority.  @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

Will the EU once again send its observers to legitimize the worst ever Sham election in Ethiopia? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Election in Ethiopia with no Oromo representation will only brew chaos for decades to come. Will the EU legitimize this kind of Sham election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Will the EU legitimize a coronation ceremony of a brutal dictator by sending its observers to observe Ethiopia’s sham election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

All Major opposition leaders are either jailed or murdered. All offices of Oromo opposition parties are closed. What election is the EU endorsing? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

If the EU endorses the Sham election of 🇪🇹, it means the EU is also endorsing #WarOnTigray #WarOnOromia, imprisonment of politicians and journalists. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

It’s time for The EU to stand on the right side of history. Stop legitimizing an election where all options are either jailed or killed. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Major oppositions remain behind bars, @Nebethio said these arrests are beyond its capacity to deal with. War is waged or Tigray and Oromia. What election are you talking about? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia — Tweet Now

Any election that is conducted before the release of all political prisoners will only lead the country into the demise of civil war. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

The tyrant in 🇪🇹 wants to scrap the Constitution and the federal order following the sham election. Will the EU send its observers to legitimize all this? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

14 offices of OLF In East Shewa forcefully closed by govt forces. Adama, Mojo, Batu, branch offices are amongst the closed offices.How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

15 offices of OLF in West Shoa Oromia forcefully closed by govt forces. Ambo,Bako,Holeta Offices are amongst the closed ones. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

8 offices of OLF in South West Shoa Oromia forcefully closed by govt forces. Waliso,Dawo,Kersa,wanci are amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

4 Offices of OLF in North Shoa Oromia are closed forcefully by govt forces. Chancho, sendafa, fiche amongst the closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

OLF offices in west Wollega and East wollega closed forcesfully by govt forces. Gimbi,Neqemte,Shambu amongst the closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

6 offices of OLF in Iluababor and Buno Bedele closed forcefully by govt forces. Matu,Bule,Dabo, Degga are amongst closed Offices. How is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

17 offices of OLF are closed in East Harerge Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Harar, Karsa, Dadar,amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

8 offices of OLF are closed in West Harerge Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Chiro, Meiso, Hirna, Boke amongst closed Offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

5 Offices Including the head office of OLF closed in AddisAbaba by govt forces. Bole,Akaki,Lafto,Gulale office amongst the closed ones. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

After Jailing all the prominent opposition leaders the Ethiopian Gov’t is preparing to conduct a phony election. Will the EU legitimize a dictator? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

All offices of OLF and OFC are closed. Party leaders are arrested. What election is The EU discussing? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Will the EU be part of the sham election drama in Ethiopia? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Half of the polling stations are closed, few polling stations have been burnt down by armed rebels, the remaining stations are compromised by the ruling party. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

More than 178 potential candidates of the Oromo Opposition parties are jailed. There is no election but chaos unless they are released. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

19 offices of OFC are closed in West Shewa Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Ambo, Dandi, Ilu Galan, amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election?  @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

11 offices of OFC are closed in South West Shewa Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Goro, Wanci, Bacho, Qarsa amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA  @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

9 offices of OFC are closed in North Shewa Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Abichu, Dara,Kuyu, Alaltu amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

6 offices of OFC are closed in East Shewa Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Bora, Liban, Adami Tulu, Dugda amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

11 offices of OFC are closed in Horo Gudru Walaga Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Shambu,Horo, Amuru amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA  @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

9 offices of OFC are closed in East Walaga Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Naqamte, Diga, Gobu Sayo amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election?  @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

19 offices of OFC are closed in West Walaga Oromia forcefully by govt forces.Guliso, Jarso, Ginbi amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

6 offices of OFC are closed in Qelem Walaga Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Anfilo, Dambidolo, Sayo amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

7 offices of OFC are closed in Iluababora Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Yayo, Bacho, Metu amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

7 offices of OFC are closed in Bunobadale Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Badale, Mako, Ganchi amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

6 offices of OFC are closed in Jima Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Qarsa, Mana, Cora amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

8 offices of OFC are closed in Arsi Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Aseko, Dodota, Asela amongst closed offices. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

4 offices of OFC are closed around the capital Addis Ababa, Oromia forcefully by govt forces. Burayu, Sululta, Sabata and Holata are the offices closed. How Is @NEBEthiopia Planning to conduct a free election?  @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

The only purpose this election serve is legitimizing Abiy’s dictatorship rule. Eu Observing this election will be stab on the back to Ethiopian people. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

This is an Election with out an option. EU observing this election won’t make it Free and fair election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

There are tensions everywhere. Ethiopia needs to prioritize inclusive national dialogue before election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

50+ mil Oromo’s are left without representation because Oromo political parties are forced to withdraw from the election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

EU associating with Ethiopian sham election will be a blow to Democracy everywhere. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

EU observing this election will be disrespect to Oromo people and parties who are forced to give up on the election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Morethan 200 potential candidates are behind bars and hundreds of offices are forcibly closed. EU what is there to observe? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

This year alone IOM recorded 1.3 mil IDPs from thousands of conflict areas in Ethiopia . What kind of election is it going to be like this? EU must pressure govt into inclusive national dialogue.   @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

EU observing this sham election will let sun go down on Democracy in Ethiopia. Do you want that on your conscience ? @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Our people still craves for Democracy, we want to decide out fates using our vote, but those who represent us are behind bars. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

This is predetermined election. Its a waste of resource and more dangerously post election conflicts are inevitable @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

Intimidation and attack against opposition leaders at individual and party level make it obvious this will be uncompetitive, and one group orchestrated sham election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

While citizens’ registration is one of the preconditions to realize free and fair election, the current security crises across Ethiopia is least permissible for free and fair election  @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection  #FAC — Tweet Now

From a total of 100+ million population, not even a quarter is registered to vote, and this is why we call it a sham election. @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

By keeping opposition leaders behind the bar, the election is already exclusive, uncompetitive and illegitimate – so, we denounce! @SweMFA @NorwayMFA @2021PortugalEU @JosepBorrellF @EUinEthiopia #EUQuitLegitimizingShamElection #FAC — Tweet Now

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