Providing concrete responses by action to recent baseless claims that surfaced in today's uncontrolled social media outlets, EPDP members in Europe and North America held a chain of six meetings during the last two weeks of October 2017 alone to reaffirm dedication to the party line; to the review past performances of their organs and branches and to start implementing the one-year action plans adopted at the recent 8th regular meeting of the party's Central Council.
Seattle Branch Meeting
The EPDP Seattle branch in Washington State met on 15 October to discuss questions raised by a handful party members in North America who wrongly defied leadership decisions related to disciplinary measures taken against wrong-doers in the party, including Mesfin Hagos. The Seattle branch reaffirmed its unflinching respect to and protection of the 2015 EPDP constitution and related party rules and regulations. The meeting fully supported previous and recent Central Council decisions and wished to inform EPDP members outside North America not to worry much about the localized hiccup that occurred in their zone during the past few months. The branch members commended and supported the speedy implementation of the EPDP proposal for joint work in the opposition camp and deeply regretted the waste of time by certain individuals whose words and actions only serve the common enemy of the people and the rest of the opposition camp.
Youth Affairs Office Meeting
Following the 21 October meeting of the Women's Affairs Office which was reported earlier, the Youth Affairs Office of the EPDP Executive Committee held its regular meeting on 26 October and reviewed past performances with identifiable shortcomings that have to be followed up, and the time-frame for implementing the Office's new action plan for year 2017-2018. Both the regular meetings of these two party organs were conducted electronically.
Frankfurt Branch Meeting Attended by Party Chairman
A day after the 14 October meeting of the all-Germany branches meeting in the German financial capital of Frankfurt (also reported earlier), the EPDP branch for Frankfurt and Environs also held its regular monthly meeting on 15 October at which EPDP Chairman Menghesteab Asmerom was present. The monthly meeting was briefed on latest developments within the party, the opposition camp as well as events taking place in the Horn of Africa Red Sea regions. In relation to party matters, emphasis was given the objectives of and expectations from the unity proposal and the party renewal programme underway.
On 14 October 2017, the Oslo branch held its 7th congress in the presence of two Executive Committee members of the party, Mr. Tesfai Woldemichael (Degiga), head for Organizational Affairs, and Mr. Medhanie Habtezghi, head of Youth Affairs Office. It is to be recalled that the two EPDP leadership members earlier on 14 October led a public meeting which discussed hot issues of the hour, including the urgency of joint work by forces opposed to the dictatorship at home.