Without increasing our political activism, mobilizing and organizing our people, we cannot effectively challenge and defeat our external and internal enemies that are attempting to strangulate the development of Oromummaa and the progress of the Oromo national struggle. Our external enemies have been using Oromo clienteles to achieve their political and economic objectives in Oromia. Some Oromos have been used as raw materials in building other nations. Such Oromos have lacked political and national consciousness or lacked self-respect and attacked the Oromo nation for money and other interests. As the Said Bare government created and used the Somali Abo group against the Oromo national interest, the Tigrayan colonial elites have created and used the OPDO. As a result, the Tigrayan colonial class has blurred the political boundary between the external and internal enemies of Oromo society.
Jalata, Asafa, "Increasing Political Activism and Mobilization: Building an Oromo Agency and Capacity for Liberation" (2008). Sociology Publications and Other Works.