February 18, 2009

Obboo Gabre-Sellassie Woldiya, OFDM Deputy Chairman, Passed Away After A Long Battle With Cancer

It is with great sorrow and sadness that we inform the Oromo Community at home and abroad the widely known and highly respected OBBO GABRE-SELLASSIE WOLDYA, Deputy Chairman of OFDM, died on February 15, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Gabre - Sellassie Woldya was one of the original leaders of the Macha-Tulama Association. He died at the age of 71. Gabre-Sellassie worked very hard to establish OFDM and labored strenuously for its survival and growth during the last four critical years. Gabre-Sellasie was wise, patient understanding and tolerant. OFDM will miss him dearly, particularly at this time when our Party is beset with political and economic difficulties. We trust that OROMOS at home and abroad will come to the aid of the Movement and save it from collapse under the weight of government oppression.

OFDM Executive Committee

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