This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) Broadcasts.
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This time around, we shall deal with those who like to rewrite history—not ancient history, but relatively recent history. Those who attempt to rewrite history either have something to hide, are ignorant, are hypocrites, are looking after their own selfish interests, are just plain liars, are cowards, or plain dumb and ignorant; often, they are stupid.
We shall place Mr Orji Uzor Kalu in this category based on a recent newspaper report captioned: “Kalu urges Nigerians to forgive the Igbo people over civil war” where it was reported that essentially, Kalu apologized on behalf of Ndigbo for the Biafran War, and begged Nigeria to forgive Ndigbo for the Biafran war. Kalu reportedly stated “that it was a mistake on the part of the Igbo, and that they should not be continuously punished for the mistakes of the past.”
First of all, the only reason why somebody like Orji Uzor Kalu would even find himself in a position where he would think that he is speaking for Ndigbo is because an abomination exists in Igboland-Biafraland. That abomination is the fact that in the year 2003, Igbo-Biafraland is still occupied by
Second, we would have ignored Orji Uzor Kalu because the statements attributed to him prove that he has lost contact with reality; after all, why bother with the utterances of a madman? Why take the babbling of a baby seriously? But, this ignoramus made his statements to his masters, and we are going to make certain that his masters realize that this slave, Kalu, who has lost a marble or two upstairs, does not speak for Ndigbo. We want to make sure that
History has recorded accurately that Ndigbo were forcibly flushed out of every other part of
Prior to the sociopolitical turmoil which led to the deterioration of the situation in
Against the bloody backdrop of Easterners limping back to Igbo-Biafraland, displaced, bloodied, maimed, injured and killed by Northerners (and even the West joined some in the blood fest), our people made another attempt at reconciliation by allowing themselves to be talked into believing that this initial wave of genocide was a fluke; as such, they were talked into returning to other parts of Nigeria. Then, the second wave of genocidal killings and murder against our people who had just been talked into going back occurred, late in 1966. In the meantime,
In spite of all this, the Easterners sought a peaceful resolution by agreeing to attend a conference in
We repeat the above for the benefit of the younger generation of especially Biafrans, those who do not know what really happened. We have no interest in educating and informing the likes of Mr. Dense—Orji Uzor Kalu—who has other reasons in addition to sheer ignorance, for making the sacrilegious statement that Ndigbo made a mistake by defending themselves against the Nigerian vandals.
It is on record that Kalu has since abandoned the people of Abia and as a matter of fact, abandoned Ndigbo-Biafrans too, preferring to follow his newly found ideological leaning—which, in his own words, is to serve his PDP party, to show absolute loyalty to his PDP party. Now, who can deny the injury that PDP has caused Ndigbo-Biafrans? Who can deny the assault that PDP has mounted on Ndigbo Biafrans? Who among us can deny the humiliation that PDP caused Ndigbo during their so-called primaries? It is this same party that Orji Uzor Kalu has openly and formally declared his full support for and allegiance to, knowing fully well that there is no greater political machinery crushing Ndigbo today other than PDP.
How bad is PDP for Ndigbo? Just look at who is the head of that party. Obasanjo, instead of campaigning for the 2003 elections in Biafraland came there to threaten Ndigbo assuring them that if they thought 1999-2002 was hell for Ndigbo, 2003 and beyond will be “helele” for Ndigbo under him. Then, Obasanjo proceeded to the former Rivers area and after he made the elders and leaders there kneel and kiss his feet, he went on to insult them for asking for equitable distribution of the oil revenues that comes from their own land. This was before the elections. Then, he and his party, PDP, with INEC’s collusion (born out of intimidation and threats), rigged the elections and declared themselves winners. The worst of it came when they declared themselves winners in even places in Igboland where no elections took place. No other region was more cheated by the fraudulent actions of Obasanjo and PDP than Igboland-Biafraland. Yet, today, Orji Uzor Kalu is urging Ndigbo to support Obasanjo’s administration! Imagine that!
Orji Uzor Kalu, by his own admission (in trying to deny reports that he was cozying up to the Northerners while angling for a Vice-Presidential slot for the 2007 elections in Nigeria), owns residential homes in Northern Nigeria, where he likes to spend time. He is happy and content there, where the roads are well-paved, the telephones work, and power supply is more assured. In the meantime, Abia State, where he was installed the Governor by the Obasanjo-PDP election rigging machinery following the fraudulent 2003 electoral process, has the worst roads, has the worst record on electrical power supply, and the worst telephone service—this is the same condition that applies to other Igbo-Biafra areas. So, while the people of Abia and other Igbo and Biafrans suffer in Igbo-Biafraland, the Governor of Abia escapes to the North, to enjoy the amenities which he has no courage to ask for, for his own people! Instead, Kalu blames Ndigbo for the Biafran War, claims that Ndigbo made a mistake by defending themselves in that war, appoints himself to apologise to
All of this so that Orji Uzor Kalu can enjoy his mansions in
We do not know what Orji Uzor Kalu intended with his foolish and totally un-informed and stupid statements. What we know is that he has finally succeeded in upsetting Ndigbo by his open lie about the Biafran war. He has succeeded in making otherwise sleeping Igbo-Biafrans recall the truth about the Biafran war, and by implication, become sensitized to the present plight and predicament of Igbo-Biafrans in
Orji Uzor Kalu owes Igbo-Biafra a huge apology and atonement. We will once again see if his ignorance, foolishness and stupidity will mark him and follow him.
Fellow Biafrans: it is our Igbo-ness and our Biafra-ness that threatens and frightens
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
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