You were good fighters in the field. We were very proud of you and full of hope. You won the war and brought us independence. We were elated. However, a dozen years on you have made our life more miserable! Having lived under Italian, British, federal and Ethiopian administrations, let me tell you son, that your administration is incompetent, you manners uncouth and your currency worthless. It is a cruel irony that we are worse off today under the rule of our own children.
– Sheka Yohannes Weldeabzgi
ኣብ ሜዳ ንፉዓት ተጋደልቲ ኔርኩም። ብኣኹም ኣዚና ሕቡናትን ሰብ ምሉእ ተስፋን ኔርና። ኣብቲ ኲናት ስዒርኩም ናጽነት ኣምጺእኩምልና። ተፈሲህና ኔርና። ይዅን’ምበር፡ ድሕሪ ሓደ ደርዘን ዓመታት፡ ህይወትና ብዝያዳ ዚኸርፍሐ ጌርኩሞ። ኣብ ትሕቲ ምምሕዳራት ጥልያን፡ እንግሊዝ፡ ፈደረሽንን ኢትዮጵያን ነቢርና፤ ክነግረካ ዝወደይ፡ ምምሕዳርኩም ዘይብቑዕ፡ ኣገባብኩም ግዕዙይ፡ ባጤራኹም ክብረ-ኣልቦ ኢዩ። ሎሚ፡ ኣብ ትሕቲ ግዝኣት ደቅና ኣብቲ ዚኸፍአ ክንወድቕ፡ ሕሱም ግርምቢጥ ኢዩ።
– ሸቃ ዮሃንስ ወልደኣብዝጊ