This is the News Analysis Segment of the Voice of Biafra International Broadcasts.
You have heard the news, now, the analysis…
General Obasanjo says that
1) he knows and understands the interests of Ndigbo
2) he has been working to satisfy the interests of Ndigbo during and following the Biafran War
3) since he has done this so well in war and post war times, he can do that even better today and in the future!
4) therefore, Igbos should forget Igbo candidates for the Presidency of Nigeria and vote for him!
We are not sure if this makes us want to cry, to laugh, or to vomit. For, if the General is indeed correct, we should all go home and weep. If he is right, we should cry buckets of tears. We should cry until we are all dried up like stockfish, with no more fluid in our body to make tears. Because, that would mean that the Yoruba tormentor of Igbo-Biafrans, in all his wickedness to Igbo-Biafrans, still would appear to have satisfied the interests of Ndigbo-Biafrans. One would have to shudder to think that one’s interest has been served and protected so well by a known and sworn enemy whose only objective is the thorough annihilation of one’s race, and failing that, total humiliation, deprivation, oppression, suppression and marginalization of one’s race.
Umu Biafra: can you imagine General Obasanjo’s guts? At a time when all he had for Northern Muslim killers of Igbo-Biafrans (in Kaduna during the Northerners ongoing cyclical exercise of genocide against Igbo-Biafran), was an apology for the Muslims saying the Muslims were provoked, the General swoops into Biafraland with his entourage to tell Igbo-Biafrans that he is the one who is protecting the interests of the Igbo in Nigeria. Imagine that! At a time when the General should have offered an apology to bereaved and grieving Igbo-Biafrans victimized by this bloody event masterminded by Northern Muslims using the instruments of government, he instead blames the Press and blames an Igbo-Biafran journalist as causing the problem; and he now says that he is the one to protect Igbo-Biafran interests? He did not even consider due compensation for loss of property and for the medical treatment of injuries sustained by the Igbo-Biafran victims. Need we remind the Ndigbo-Biafrans that the man who claims to protect their interests did not protect them from the marauding Northern Muslims in
But, this could make us definitely want to throw up, to vomit, out of sheer disgust; because the likes of Iwuanyanwu not only support General Obasanjo, but have the poor taste of announcing that he, Iwuanyanwu, will convince Ndigbo-Biafrans and Ohaneze to join him in supporting Obasanjo. Recall, Umu Biafra, that the said Iwuanyanwu was the chair of the Ohaneze committee whose task is to find and elect an Igbo President. What a disgrace to Ohaneze! What a disgrace to Ndigbo-Biafra! What shame Iwuanyanwu has brought to the peoples of
This Iwuanyanwu had the guts to tell Ndigbo-Biafrans that he is supporting General Obasanjo out of principles, or because he is a man of his words? We ask, what principles, Iwuanyanwu? Just what principles? A robber comes to your house, kills your children, and steals your property, and you make the robber an honored guest and place him at the head of your family table? Is this “principled”? A fox comes to you and asks to be the guardian of your chicken farm, and you are too happy to oblige him and you make the fox foreman and give him the key to your chicken farm? Where do we draw the line between stupidity, sabotage and perhaps, avarice—the latter, of course, knowing that Iwuanyanwu does nothing without receiving money? As far as being a man of his words, so also are all the Judas’ of the world and the Sabots’ of this world. It is not a matter of being a “man of one’s words,’ but a matter of being “man” in the first place, and then, of having honest words.
It is people like Iwuanyanwu who give Igbo-Biafra a bad name. It is definitely people like Iwuanyanwu who make the Northerners and the Obasanjo’s really happy, because the latter feel overconfident that they can always buy the Igbo and or cause a split in their ranks. Yes, we Biafrans have the Iwuanyanwu’s to thank for the way that Igbo-Biafrans have been profiled, predicated and treated by the rest of Nigeria. At the moment of
Mind you, we do not believe that anything good will ever accrue to Ndigbo-Biafrans in
Speaking of interests and exploitation, General Obasanjo vetoed a bill passed earlier overwhelmingly by the National Assembly; the result of this veto is to deny Biafrans ownership of the oil resources on their coast. These Biafrans, thus far, in spite of their natural endowment, are the poorest and most marginalized in the whole so-called country. In the meantime,
So, how bad can hypocrisy get? Is this not the same General who boasts that he knows and can satisfy the interests of Biafrans? Is he not standing in the way of the decision and better judgment of hundreds of lawmakers? Oh yes, the Delta people now know General Obasanjo for what he truly is. Tomorrow, when he goes there to tell Delta people that their enemy is Ndigbo, the General would now first have to explain himself.
Here again, the complete selfishness of the North was conveyed by the decision of all their 19 state governors to challenge the bill at this late hour, and to lobby against veto-override. Perhaps, now, those Southeastern and South-southern governors prancing about all the time talking from different sides of their mouth at the same time, never pulling together to accomplish anything, perhaps they can now wake up and take note of how the North has pulled together to try to take away what is naturally due the South. When the North wanted Sharia, they instituted it, without bothering with the South. When the North wanted
Fellow Biafrans: it is for these reasons that we must now all join hands and effort to actualize the independent and sovereign Nation of Biafra. This way, the North can have their North. And we can have our own land, Biafraland. This way, the North will not only not take away our resources, but also, will not take away our right to control and manage our own resources. Those waiting and thinking that things will turn around in
We remember those wrongfully detained and jailed because they are exercising their right to be Biafrans. Your suffering and efforts shall not be in vain. We also remember their families. We also recognize those whose continuing efforts are keeping the candle of
We wish you the peace which this Christmas season promises, and the freedom which it guarantees. Do not allow anybody to take your freedom away.
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you
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