Despot Cabdi Illey is trying to take down the Somali regional order with help of Abiy Ahmed

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Lets keep what Abdi iley build but get rid him same time? with whom some uncle? typical deficient logic 

all the accusation against I heard so far, was not for nepotism, but his fight against his own tribe?

mainly the religious wahabist and ONLF(one tribe liberation front) the ONLF who failed last time they had the opportunity to lead and opened the Iley's appointment? 


Everyone going Abdi Ileys worked with the Tigrey rulers ok what's was the alternative? Fought them? the undisputed Somalis fared much better under the Tigrey rule since Absiniyi colonised Somalia lands.  

Compared the short time the Oroma's ascended to Power vs 25 years of Tigrey rule? think about the Oroma's having same power as the last Tigrey rulers? nightmare sax?


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