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If you see evil, and say nothing and do nothing to challenge or oppose it, what have you done? Many people living in
Today, a great evil exists in
If you see evil, and you recognize evil for what it is, and then, turn around and say, “it is good…” we ask you, what have you done? Here, not only do you know that there is evil, but you actually now say that such evil is good. Yes, many people in
Obasanjo and his men have done great evil to the peoples living in
Fellow Biafrans: it is like being robbed and brutalized by a band of thieves in broad daylight. These are thieves that are so brazen that they don’t even bother to cover or hide their faces. When the victim goes to the thieves to ask about what was stolen from them, the thieves call the victims “bad losers.” How maddening! How unfortunate!
How can one live in a so-called country where these things are not only a probability and possibility, but are actually a daily occurrence? How can one live with people who behave thus, people who not only have no qualms and no conscience regarding these things, but who also revel in evil? It is impossible; and we can all see the results. We must therefore appreciate our efforts to actualize our own nation,
Let us quote from the NCF (National Consensus Forum) from earlier in the week:
"But, as the president you can and should do something to reverse the disturbing situation, which is threatening the stability of our great country, dent your image and the great legacy you can leave to posterity of an enduring democratic culture," the NCF said.
It is not enough that there are many people cowed into cowardice by the Obasanjo-PDP-INEC-Nigeria machinery. But when victimized people turn into sycophants on their own, it is a great tragedy. It is a sign of irredeemability. Especially considering that the NCF is supposed to have an educated membership. Let us hold our nose because of the disgusting odor called sycophancy emanating from this group while we analyze this further.
First, they talk about “…our great country…” So we ask them: what country? We ask you, have you seen a “great” country? To call Nigeria “a great country” is to go beyond pretense into the territory of denial, if they really mean what they said. But in fact, it is indicative of gross stupidity, the type that madmen can exhibit. Maybe they meant: great in 419, great in corruption; great in exploitation, great in poverty, great in poor health, great in religious intolerance, great in ethnic conflicts, great in poor education, great in illiteracy…the list goes on. What a nonsensical phrase!
Second, consider this, said of Obasanjo, in that statement: “… dent your image and the great legacy you can leave to posterity of an enduring democratic culture..” Once again—well—should we bother to ask: what image? Obasanjo has an image so bad that a dent could only add color to his image and make it more interesting, while making his crookedness appear less scalloped. Obasanjo has spent a lot of money—money that belongs to the people—for paying off high-powered Public Relations firms to whitewash his soiled image and that of evil Nigeria.
Third, how can it be that the man who, along with his party, just cheated everybody out of a fair election, the result of which is the ultimate and final loss of stability for Nigeria, is now being praised as leaving a “great legacy” of “an enduring democratic culture” to posterity? How can it be that men walk up to the chief armed robber and thank him for showing a great example, and praise him for a "great legacy" of security and a "culture" of honesty? It is this type of nonsense that destroys the credibility of an organization such as NCF, and erodes the integrity of its members. It is precisely this type of behavior, fully rampant among the peoples living in Nigeria, that makes it impossible to stay in that country and risk having your individual and collective welfare dependent on such shameless hypocrites.
The most annoying thing is the mention of Democracy in juxtaposition with Nigeria. Many so-called leaders of
Recall what we told you about the outcome of cases taken to the courts or to the electoral Tribunal—cases challenging the rigged election results? We predicted that because these organizations are in the pockets of Obasanjo, PDP, INEC and their minions, the judgment would only legitimize the fraud and crime committed by the latter. Well, we were right, as one by one, the courts have returned rulings which give the legal right to Obasanjo and company to keep what they stole from the people! What a sham! What a shame! No surprises here!
Fellow Biafrans: where does all this leave us? The events of these short weeks are like the whirlwind which ruffles the tail-feathers of a chicken and thereby exposes what was otherwise hidden under there. These events have shown us again why we do not belong with
How is the power of unity made manifest? It is only by galvanizing efforts and synchronizing activities and focusing our acts—in short, by maintaining a common front—that we can demonstrate the reality of the power of unity and solidarity. It is for this reason that we shall support APGA and Ojukwu in these times. We shall convey our will and desire through them and to them, and they shall captain this ship to its final destination,
Fellow Biafrans: we must also continue to remember our brothers and sisters of MASSOB still in jail, to speak out and demand their release. We must also not forget the recent round of killings of wounded MASSOB members taken from hospital(s) there and shot by the Nigerian Security agents, according to reports reaching us. Be sure of one thing: by and by, there shall be legal accountability and accounting for all our injured and murdered heroes. We also acknowledge the efforts of other groups fighting for
Today, we continue our challenge and the fight against evil by our celebration of Biafra Day yesterday. The name of Biafra stands like a cross held against the vampire—that vampire that has taken the form of the evil known as Nigeria. We have vanquished evil—we have conquered
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
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