Many so called opposition actors were the first to take a flight home and hoped very much that they would be given a position in the government, after the current "change" was made. Unfortunately for them, the number of available positions and the number of seekers of those positions were not in balance. Some were given, some missed the chance. Those who missed the "opportunity" became the most stringent critic of the government . Paradoxically, they also turned around and started to conjoin with the same entity they were claiming to fight against before the current "change" was made to fight against the current "change agents". They say: there is no permanent enemy or friend, only permanent interest, fittingly in this case.
The case of Oromo political actors was even more perplexing. Some of the actors here claimed to accept the offer of the government's amnensty and come home and participate in the political lives in the country and they appeared to readily accept the offer and once they riched on the scene, as if there is no more any going back, started to defy the rule of the game. They claimed "we don't want to disarm ourselves, we would rather like to be seen as a negotiation partner and seen as somebody of in a par with the governments, regardless of the amnesty you gave us. I don't think there was anything more perplexing than such a behaviour in the whole of the current change time.
The government might have drawn some lesson but thought it wouldn't be going to be out of control for it. The qualm persisted and reached at a point where the headache of the government reached at a stage where it can't be bearable any more.
Now Jimma has stricken back and it is only a matter of time that more and more regions will follow the suite. Even Wollega has started now to feel the pain.
Ethiopian politics is typically characterized by everything or nothing and don't has any word standing for compromise in its vocabulary, and it is no exception this time too.
Let's live longer and be witness to the unfolding game in the political scene in the country and see how the game changer is now unfolding in favor of the government.
This is the beginning of the end of "jirra jirtu, eessa jirtu" sloganing among the crowd of delusional youth.
Everything may change, but one thing remains, that is, we make decisions for ourselves in favor of our interests, rationally. This is called rational decision making theory.