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“My peoples and my nations shall not be sacrificed for the sake of preserving a worthless idea called
“The peoples and their nations must live and thrive, though the name and concept of
Fellow Biafrans: Trust in God. Count on His Word, Listen to Him, and do your part.
While you have been forced by the conditions to which Nigeria has subjected you, to think of nothing else but how to survive and how to feed and clothe your families on a day-by-day basis, a lot has been happening in the rest of the world. It is too bad that life in Nigeria has become so terrible and so cruel that in order to survive, you have had to give up living, making you ask the question, "what. then, is the point of life?" Nevertheless, you should know about these developments in the world outside, because they carry a message for you.
In the former Soviet-block country of Georgia, the government and its leader were not performing well at all, causing the people a lot of suffering and miring them in poverty. After many years, the people could not stand it any more. Then, the people acted. Within the last several weeks, they got together, and with one voice, they demanded the stepping down of their leader. When the leader refused to resign, the people did not stop or give up, but instead, with one mind, they marched to the government house to insist on their case. In the end, because of the unity of the people and because of their persistence, their inept leader resigned, and his government was sacked. Now, that country is undergoing a much needed change.
How does this apply to you? Well, it is no secret that Obasanjo and his government are now so bad and so anti-people that the same peoples—that is, all the peoples living in Nigeria then—who groaned under Abacha’s oppression and corruption and thought they were in a place worse than hell—you all—now think that Abacha and his regime were like heaven when compared to Obasanjo and his government today! And, do not think that it is just Biafrans that are complaining, though we are the ones suffering the most because of Nigeria’s deliberate anti-Igbo anti-Biafran policies. Every single part of
The time has come to refuse to be made to suffer any more and any longer by Obasanjo and his government. The time has come for the peoples to finally say, No more! and say it with one voice and with one mind, and say it with collective action, and say it with courage and with determination until he is forced to resign. The time has come to use the only force that you have: people-power: no guns, no knives, no sticks, no wrestling or wrangling, just sheer human people-will. It is not only in
Lest you forget, the United Nations is not going to come to the aid of the suffering peoples of
Lest you forget, waiting for time will not solve your problem that is
Mind you, the last time,
Keep in mind that the Military will not come to your rescue this time around. It used to be that you as the peoples living in
Do not even think of the National Assembly to extricate you from the jaws and the grip of Obasanjo and his government. The National Assembly members have been ordered not to criticize Obasanjo’s inept policies, and they have fallen in line, acting like lambs; having no will of their own, having no function of their own, except to do Obasanjo’s bidding.
Who is left? You, the aggrieved peoples living in
Fellow Biafrans, in the next several weeks to months, there will be opportunities to engage in mass people- actions as discussed above. When this starts, join en masse; participate fully and tenaciously; act with relentlessness, and stay with it until the job is done. No guns. No sticks. No knives. Just sheer people-force, people-will, people-power. Obasanjo and his government will threaten you and will follow through with lethal force, and many may lose their lives at the hands of his bloodthirsty armed operatives. But, you must persevere until it is done; then, you shall be free for ever, and they and their ilk shall never return to rule and ruin your lives and impose their ignorance and insensitivity over you.
What did we just say? We said: Once you get rid of them, it’s done forever! Why? Because after they are gone, the peoples will not be allowed to make the same mistakes they have been making before, which is to place old wine in an old bottle, or even to place "relatively new" wine in an old bottle--no! Because, this time around, the old bottle shall be broken--there will be no old bottle; and the peoples shall start afresh.
What are we saying? We are saying that when this people-power revolution succeeds, nobody is going to talk of something like a "Unity government" in Nigeria, or "transitional central government of Nigeria," or "successor- government" in Nigeria—no way! When we get rid of this government, every region will return to its nation(s) to take care of its own nation, to heal its own nation; and only send delegates to a sovereign national conference to ratify mutual recognition of the independence and sovereignty of each nation and determine the basis of cooperation and sharing of old obligations.
Fellow Biafrans: did you hear us? We said that when it is all over for Nigeria, let nobody even as much as suggest any form of one-Nigeria: that was our problem then, that is our problem now. But, when the opportunity has presented to abandon that concept, we MUST MAKE SURE THAT IT WILL BE A TOTAL ABANDONMENT of any and all manner of one-Nigeria relationship. The only thing that is going to work permanently is sovereign independent nations. Perhaps, other nations may not like or want that—then, they can do whatever they please, but our destiny is well known: it is
We say this now because on that day, there will be those who choose to forget how we got to that point, and who may suggest forms of loose confederation or autonomy or whatever. They may call themselves altruistic or “de-tribalized” (which is incidentally how even Obasanjo styles himself—tufiakwa!) and they shall hallucinate some kind of bright future for
When the time comes, you must do your part—starting right now—in various ways. Only you can do for yourself what needs to be done for yourself, by yourself, for your own sake!
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
God bless and keep
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