This is the News Analysis Segment of the Voice of Biafra International Broadcasts.
You have heard the news, now, the analysis…
Every single day and every single act by General Obasanjo in the last few months shows what a hypocrite that he is when he mentions either democracy, transparency in government or the hand of God in his life which is supposed to extend to Nigeria and the peoples living in Nigeria. Before we recount some of these, we want to make sure that you know what the proper reaction is. Every time you are really angry at what is happening in
Let us give you reasons to react this way. When you are really upset and frustrated, channel your feelings and angst into a positive action that is meaningful, an action that can put you back in control where, earlier, you felt helpless. When you are indignant about what is going on in
Umu Biafra, you see, when we are all united and are in solidarity, we have hope because we have the unstoppable power of numbers and collectivity. Power without demonstration is still unfulfilled and means nothing. When we exercise this power by voting en masse for, and supporting APGA and Ojukwu, we have done something which is bound to open the door to hope and turn hope into fulfillment. We shall have taken back charge of our lives and taken our destiny in our own hands.
This destiny, for us, is
So, there were promotion-opportunities for 16 Major Generals in the so-called Nigerian Military. First, you have to ask: why does
Good. Now, let’s proceed. So, General Obasanjo decides to fill these slots. He promotes 6 Yorubas, but only 1 Igbo. Let’s not forget that the Igbo are already underrepresented in the so-called Federal / one Nigeria Military when it comes to officers. So, in broad daylight, the General, who is supposed to represent the entire Nigeria, plays nepotism and demonstrates tribalism, in the one symbolic area where there was even a pretense of true “federal character”—i.e., equitable representation from all so-called geopolitical zones in Nigeria. This is the man who will come out tomorrow and tell you that he was anointed by God to rule
That’s not all. General Obasanjo, who always brags about his administration’s record on Transparency of government, made these promotions in secret weeks ago. Isn’t he the one who is always talking about the dividends of democracy? If the press had not found out somehow and started making inquiries, who would have known? Even the top military brass who were supposed to be in the loop were totally kept in the dark as to what General Obasanjo did. What an abuse of power! What an abuse of authority! What hypocrisy! Doesn’t that make you want to scream? Good, but this is what we suggest:
Oh, General Obasanjo, all of a sudden, "discovered" that even after it was agreed that littoral States should get 13% revenue allocation, these states, when they received anything at all, got less that one half of that amount. This has been going on for months. The timing of this "discovery" by the General is quite interesting—only weeks before the elections. The circumstances of "discovery" were also quite revealing: the affected States representatives went to see the General. So, the General called in the bursar and ordered that the States be paid in full what is owed them. We ask: what kinds of voting election promises did the General extract from these States before he ordered the release of the funds originally due them? Was the General claiming ignorance of the situation thus far? Don’t get mad; rather:
Why is the Yoruba General Obasanjo padding the military preferentially with Yoruba senior officers? Does he want to place them there to prevent a coup against himself? A military intervention by Northern Nigerian officers becomes ever more likely when it has now become clear that the General is stacking the cards in his favor with his Yoruba kinsmen-officers. On the other hand, if General Obasanjo fails to win the Presidency, or if the results are inconclusive, is the General planning to use a military that is now decidedly Yoruba-run to keep himself enthroned and entrenched in power? Do not panic; instead,
Now that there is no doubt that the General is out to buy votes by either intimidation, ransom, blackmail, or largesse—using somebody else’s money, of course—does it not make you wonder how far he will go? Remember that General Obasanjo is the one going around telling people that the elections will be peaceful and democratic? Yet he is the one person that is doing everything to the contrary! Upset? Then:
Umu Biafra: you obviously witnessed APGA / Ojukwu wildly successful rally in
Fellow Biafrans: act out our unity and solidarity now: support and vote for APGA / Ojukwu. That is our ticket to
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you
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