Ethiopian politics has been dominated by EPRDF for decades oppressing the competition by any means. Yeshiwas Assefa has had the taste of it when he got arrested in 2017 without court orders and dragged from his home. He was the chairman of the Semayawi Party then. Two years later, the prominent politician is active on the political scene currently working as Ethiopian Citizens Party for Social Justice (ECPSJ) (also known as Ezema)’s chairperson. In a recent press conference by the party, he discusses the Ethiopian Military, their discipline, and service and expresses his gratitude for the soldiers defending Ethiopia.