President Isaias Afewerki: The Founding Father
It is common knowledge that President Isaias Afewerki (PIA) is the founding father of the Eritrean State.
The objective evidence for that assertion is overwhelming.
The Eritrean Liberation Front, with whom PIA started as a combatant, was riddled with tribalism and sectarianism in the 1960s and early 70s.
It was only when he and his comrades split from the ELF and founded the EPLF that the Eritrean people became united and shed tribal and religious thinking.
record of accomplishment as the Secretary General of the EPLF
and the first President of Eritrea