We, the Eritrean Unity for Democratic Change (EUDC) are delighted to hear the long-awaited merger news of the two sisterly organisations- the Eritrean Global Solidarity- EGS and the Eritreans for Facilitating National Dialogue-EFND. Together the two organisations can create the intellectual powerhouse of the nation by swiftly amalgamating their organization with other civic society organizations to further broaden the spectrum of diversity to represent Eritreans from all walks of lives and cultures. This grand vision requires initiatives, acknowledgments, and the cooperation’s from all sides of the participants.
During this 26th year anniversary of Eritrean independence, we are celebrating the recent merger-Eritrean Progressive Party joining hand with EUDC and other groups that have been searching and researching to join a viable political organisation. EUDC is now the product of 7 mergers of political organisations, and continues to grow with emphasis of unity, collaboration, and cooperation among all forces struggling for democratic change in Eritrea.
The Eritrean intellectuals have long been shunned by the Eritrean political organisations to guard themselves from criticism or for reasons that can be compared with the ill-intentioned practices of PFDJ-create a wedge between the educated and the disadvantaged population of our society. These actions have deprived our political organisations from gaining the human capital, and intellectual capacities desired to bring about significant and identifiable change in the opposition camp. It’s now the time of reflection, reassessment and strategic re-alignment to energize the political organizations and achieve the common goal of bringing about democratic change in Eritrea.
The leaders of the Eritrean revolution especially the authoritarian Junta of the EPLF now ruling the nation undermined the role of the Eritrean intellectuals by describing them as opportunists, untrustworthy and selfish. Therefore, it’s high time for our intellectuals to claim their righteous place in history by actively engaging themselves in the day to day operations of the Eritrean body politics. Mourning the past mistakes will not solve the problem. We know that the darkest moment lies before dawn, and the moment is ripe for our intellectuals to play a constructive role in shaping the future of our impoverished nation
Once again, Job well done! Congratulations!
The office of the Chairman
May 24, 2017