THE FOUNDING OF PEOPLES’ ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM AND
Delegates of Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM), Gambella People’s
from 22 October to 23 October 2015 to lay the foundation of political alliance between the
The PAFD will create an opportunity for all peoples in Ethiopia to co-create a transitional
political order that is based on the consent of all peoples, where the outmoded hegemonic
culture of a single group dominating the rest is dismantled and a new just political order is
established, where the respect of the right to self-determination is genuinely granted to all.
PAFD will conduct diplomatic, advocacy, information and other campaigns to change the
current undemocratic political culture and oppressive system in Ethiopia.
PAFD will have a Governing Council (GC) composed of representatives of the political
leadership of the founding organisations and members representing the civil societies of the
The Governing Council will elect an Executive Committee (EC), a chairperson and two vice-
chairpersons that rotate yearly among the organization members. The Executive Committee
will be the standing committee and will have the bureaus of diplomacy, organization, finance,
information and others.
suffering and dehumanization of all peoples in Ethiopia by the current government.
PAFD call upon the regional and international communities, to play a positive role in
diffusing this looming danger by supporting the peoples in Ethiopia rather than the
illegitimate government before it is too late.
violence, respect human rights, obey the rule of law, and commit to peaceful and democratic
resolution of political conflicts.
Issued by PAFD
October 23, 2015
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Declaration o f the establishment of the Peoples’ Alliance for
Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)
The Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM),
Gambela People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), Ogaden
Considering the grave injustices and oppression perpetrated by the current regime in
Concerned by the massive propaganda campaign undertaken by the Ethiopian
government intended to deceive the peoples in Ethiopia and the international
community in order to legitimise and continue its dictatorial and repressive rule;
put an end to the unremitting cruel repression perpetrated by successive and current
regimes of the empire;
Taking into account the current lack of political vision by some opposition groups in
the last fifty years, as the result of the heavy prices paid by the nations in Ethiopia for
the right of self-determination and rejecting their archaic adherence to political
precepts no longer tenable in the 21 century such as negating the rights of nations in
Ethiopia to self-determination;
Categorically stating that our people, who fought and still continue fighting with their
blood against successive oppressive regimes in Ethiopia, will never give up on the fruits
of their struggle and allow reversal of their historic gains for the right of self-
Have formed the Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD), which will
foster the favourable conditions that will bring an opportunity for all the peoples in
Ethiopia to co-create a political order that will practically allow all to exercise genuine
democratic rights including the right to self-determination;
Therefore the Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) will:
1. Strive through the peoples’ power to dismantle the outmoded hegemonic culture
of a single group dominating the rest and will establish and a new, just political
2. Establish a Political Order that derive its legal authority through effective,
democratically elected organs and legal processes that are based on a pluralist
consensus and genuine universal suffrage where relationships are established
through impartial and authentic exercise of self-determination where both
individual and people’s rights are fully respected.
3. Endeavour to achieve a peaceful and orderly transfer of power to the peoples in
Ethiopia by engaging representatives of all the different nations, nationalities
and other stakeholders committed to genuine democracy in Ethiopia.
4. Guarantee that all changes, arrangements and configurations that are intended
to end the recurrent conflicts in Ethiopia must be based on the will and consent
of each and every nation and nationality in the Ethiopian empire state;
Finally, the PAFD calls on all concerned parties, including the current government of
facilitation of the international community to seize this opportunity and hold a
comprehensive conference to create a broader roadmap to thereby resolve the
enormous problems confronting the Ethiopian Empire state.
PAFD also calls the international community to respect the wishes, desires and rights of
all the nations and nationalities in Ethiopia in their engagments and understand that all
status quo is untenable, and a recipe for a simmering disaster that will end in
castarophe unless remedied in opportune time.
Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy
October 23, 2015
PAFD email: PAFD22102015@gmail.com
1. ONLF +447940624477
2. OLF +4797357264
3. GPLM +12042185988
4. SNLF +44 7984480752
5. BPLM +2917296477