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Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change-North America: Makes Change of Leadership

The Board of Directors at Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change North America (EYSC-NA) would like to let know members of this vibrant group and all change seekers that we have decided to make change of

The Board of Directors at Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change North America (EYSC-NA) would like to let know members of this vibrant group and all change seekers that we have decided to make change of leadership to prevent any catastrophic damage to the organization.

On Saturday March 2, 2013 the board of directors conducted an Emergency meeting  and decided to demote the current chairman of EYSC-NA, Mr. Daniel G.Mikael from his position.

According to the Bylaws of EYSC board of directors has the highest power in the organization and the executive board executes on decisions made by the board of directors, and oversees and implements the daily activities of the organization. These two branches of the organization discuss on issues, make decisions and work together. When disagreement arises decisions are made based on majority votes. However, Mr. Daniel time and again failed to make these two branches to come and work together on issues that are very critical for the movement. A good example of his failures is the divisive public announcement posted on March 1, 2013 on the EYSC facebook under the name Eri-EYSC, which clearly said better if we go our separate ways while the majority of the board members were working on conflict resolution.

The Board has been trying hard to improve the leadership of the movement on resolving problems by discussion. However, the solutions couldn’t come according to the wishes of the majority of the board members. Several of the meetings that were called to resolve such problems did not bear fruit or come to a common conclusion. So due to all these unresolved issues and to mend the organization’s image majority members of the board of directors called an emergency meeting and concluded its meeting with a change of leadership. At the conclusion of this emergency meeting conducted on March 2, 2013: 13 (thirteen) members of the board voted for Mr. Daniel G.Mikael to be removed from his leadership position; none of the board members voted for him to stay in his position; 2 (two) abstained and 4 (four) of the meeting participants did not vote asking for the meeting to continue for Saturday March 9, 2013. Based on the bylaws of the organization and the majority vote in favor of Daniel’s removal from his leadership the board of directors concluded its meeting by demoting Mr. Daniel G.Mikael from his leadership position and the current vice chairman of the organization Mr. Solomon Assefaw to lead the organization as an interim chair person with immediate effect. Mr. Solomon accepted his new position and promised to bring the organization together and the board of directors assured him their fullest support during the critical transition period. The board of directors also agreed for Mr. Daniel to continue as a board member and ask him to work for the betterment of the organization.

On this occasion, the board of directors calls to and believes all members of EYSC around the world to support this decision. We would like to assure you that we are committed more than ever to stop the suffering of our people and country. We also ask you to keep up the hard work to put this vibrant organization as it was hoped for.

EYSC supports all inside and Diaspora based Eritrean change seeking groups and movements to salvage the nation and its people. EYSC reaffirms that it will work hand in hand with all opposition groups (Youth movements, civic organizations, human right groups and political organizations) in the ongoing quest for change in Eritrea.

Meeting participants were 19 and here below are the breakdown of the votes and names of the voters.

Those voted NO and chose Daniel should stay as a leader of the organization: None (0)

Those voted YES for Daniel to be demoted from his leadership position: Thirteen (13)

  1. Bereket Yohannes: From Winnipeg Canada Chapter
  2. Ghezae Hagos፡ From Winnipeg Canada Chapter
  3. Getu Tsgai፡  From Toronto Canada Chapter
  4. George Gebreslassie፡ From Delaware USA Chapter
  5. Haben Berhane፡ From DC-Maryland-Virginia USA Chapter
  6. Aman Luul፡ From Nashville USA Chapter
  7. Ghezae Zeresenay: From Bay Area USA
  8. Isayas Sium፡ From Bay Area USA Chapter
  9. Medhane Afeworqi፡  From Bay Area USA Chapter
  10. Tsigabu Asmelash፡  From Bay Area USA Chapter
  11. Abdu Seed፡  From Las Vegas USA Chapter
  12. Daniel Asrat፡  From Houston USA Chapter
  13. Tedros Mengistu፡  From Houston USA Chapter

Those  chose to abstain: Two (2)

  1. Alem Habtay፡  From Los Angeles USA Chapter
  2. Tigisti Mehari፡ From DC-Maryland-Virginia USA Chapter

Those chose not to vote: Four (4)

  1. Solomon Assefaw ፡ From Bay Area USA Chapter
  2. Yonas Hagos፡ From Los Angeles USA Chapter
  3. Amanuel Fisihaye ፡ From Los Angeles USA Chapter
  4. Aron Haile:  From Bay Area USA Chapter

Board of Directors Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change-North America (EYSC-NA)

March 8, 2013

Review overview
  • Embasorya The Mighty March 11, 2013

    Most of the so-called youth are Tigrayans pretending to be Eritreans.

  • diamond March 11, 2013

    what age is youth according un ?for example bereket yohannes and ghezae hagos both of them their age above 40.

  • haile March 11, 2013

    Keeping work hard what ever they sad their job divided and rules

    • Embasorya The Mighty March 11, 2013

      I challenge them to make public their ancestral villages? As I said most of the so-called youth (old men ) are Tigrayans pretending to be from Eritrea.

      • Zebib March 11, 2013

        Emba (afrash)

        And you, where the hell is your ancestral home and who the hell charged you to spew your poison all over the assenna forum?

        The likes of you are the source of so much anguish in the human race. You are mercenaries (seemingly educated) but a big ZERO in the conscience department. You would kill your own parent or offspring if it strengthened your nearness to the power to be eventhough they may be criminals against humanity.

        History is full of the like of you. I guess nature or GOD put them there so that we could see how ugly and disgusting they are so that you would do all you can to avoid being like them. Funfunat!

  • haile March 11, 2013

    Very dog organization but if you have same woman would be much better to attract the nation.

  • josef March 11, 2013

    They need to change the organization name to FEA (FREE ERITREAN ARMY ) That’s How it works these days you know what am sayin.

  • Berhane Woldegabriel March 11, 2013

    It is to have choices. In your case six either abstained or chose not to vote. Add to it that of the “demoted” former Chairman. So if the Board is 14 strong, then what sort of democracy are you exercising, since 7/13 did not effectively participate?
    I wish well and some magnanimity.

    • Berhane Woldegabriel March 11, 2013

      It was meant to read:
      “It is good to have choices ….”.

      “I wish you well …”.

      Thank you

  • Berhe March 11, 2013

    Zebib aka (free eri,Azazi Mehari,Berie Sami and finally the well known Regionalist Semere Habtemaiam).There is no way you can get back.Go the hell to your trash EPDP.Aygedfekan eye gena.

  • Yan March 11, 2013

    You calling your self Imbasoyra, you are not from Imbasoyra because
    Imbasoyra people are 100/ against Shabia.I know this because
    I’m from Imbasoyra and I know my people so stop using this historic

  • Kalighe March 11, 2013

    I appreciate your effort to bring change to Eritrea, please keep up the hard work. Having said that, I hope your organization will reflect the diversity of Eritrea that goes with the spirit of the kind of the country we want build for our young.

  • rora eskindir March 11, 2013

    Well done brothers and sisters! your transparency is commendable. keep up the good work!

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