Sidama region’s move to claim for statehood has been a sign of the on-going political crisis Ethiopia is facing. From strikes and protests, the movement has been progressing with each day. The statement given by SEPDM has been perceived as controversial and vague. Many politicians and experts have been discussing as to how SEPDM handled the event. Ato Girma Seifu, a former parliament member and member of Unity for Democracy and Justice, discusses SEPDM’s statement along with ESAT journalist.