The Frankfurt and Environs' Branch of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) held its first regular monthly meeting for January 2018 in two places: in Kassel and Frankfurt. Arranged for the sake of convenience, the Kassel meeting was held on 23 January and the Frankfurt meeting was convened on 28 January.
The agenda items for the New Year meetings of this Central Germany branch, which rarely misses holding its regular monthlies, included review of developments affecting Eritreans inside and outside the country; the EPDP and the opposition camp in general; tensions in the Red Sea region and the erroneous decisions and policies of the one-man dictatorship in Eritrea.
Explanations were given by branch leaders and senior party cadres on all the agenda items before the floor was opened for questions and wide-ranging discussions. Meeting participants concentrated on condemning the repeated mistakes made by the ruling clique which is now selling out the territorial sovereignty of the country.
Also discussed were past and ongoing mistakes of the one-man dictatorship. Discussants wondered why the Eritrean people tolerated a leader and clique bent at shamelessly excluding everybody he disliked in finalizing the question of national constitution, national flag, national anthem, the question of the land, the national currency etc. The discussion participants, who did not shy away from mentioning Isaias Afeworki by name, stressed that these issues always required inclusion of all stakeholders in their finalization in order to safeguard national unity of the people and the integrity of the sovereign state of Eritrea.
The two meetings of the Central Germany branch also repeated their old call upon the Eritrean opposition organizations to defer their secondary differences and start a joint action plan to remove the cancerous regime within the shortest time possible.