According to Wikipedia, during the Eritrean referendum on independence, which took place from April 23-25 1993, there were 77,512 registered Eritrean fighters eligible to vote.
Paradoxically, out of these 77,512 voters, 21 “freedom fighters” voted no to Eritrean independence (see the details of the referendum result below).
The intriguing question is: why would Eritrean freedom fighters, who had joined the armed struggle to shed their precious blood for independence, vote no to Eritrean independence?
As far as I am concerned, genuine Eritrean freedom fighters, who joined the Eritrean armed struggle for independence in order to see a politically independent and sovereign Eritrea, would never negate the noble cause for which they fought heroically for more than three decades. I believe that only those who infiltrated the Eritrean armed struggle by posing as freedom fighters, but who really wanted to subvert the struggle of the Eritrean people for freedom, are those who voted no to Eritrean independence.
The great majority of Eritreans are convinced today that, among these 21 “freedom fighters” who voted no is the traitor, Issayas Afeworki, who is now Eritrea’s dictatorial ruler. Those others who are freedom fighters in name only include the likes of Hagos Kisha, Yemane Monkey and Yemane Gebremeskel (the dictator’s partners in crime), i.e. those who have consistently remained loyal to the fascist dictator despite knowing that he is hell-bent on destroying Eritrea and its people.
I can therefore safely state here to the readers of Mdrebahri.com that, once the tyrant ruler and his disciples have been overthrown and classified documents are open to researchers, what seems at present incredible will be established 100 percent: the Eritrean fascist dictator and his disciples did indeed vote no to Eritrean independence.
The struggle for justice will prevail!
Drs. Tsegezab Gebregergis