This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of
For May 8th, 2004
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
“My peoples and my nations shall not be sacrificed for the sake of preserving a worthless idea called Nigeria.” So speaketh the Lord. And so it is.
“The peoples and their nations must live and thrive, though the name and concept of Nigeria die. The peoples and their nations must not and will not be allowed to perish just to save a dying Nigeria.” So says the Lord.
Fellow Biafrans: The Word of God is implemented to the last letter. Hear It that you might have hope and live.
The recent protest against General Obasanjo’s regime validates what we have been saying here in the past four years, and especially confirms our analysis of General Obasanjo and his evil rule and usurpation of power in Nigeria. We are glad that Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was there representing the interest of our people, and we note the loud call for Obasanjo and his government to resign, and the call for a Sovereign National Conference, and for restructuring. The fact that these points are being demanded at the protests is encouraging: finally, the peoples living in Nigeria are beginning to face reality.
Of course, there will be course corrections as the protests continue in one form or another to bring down this evil government. Everyone has to come to grips with the fact that nothing will ever succeed under one-Nigeria. Nothing has, in the past; nothing is succeeding now. It is the structure of one-Nigeria that condemns anything Nigeria or Nigerian to this fate of crushing failure. That is why restructuring is necessary in the first place; the outcome will be totally new structures. Nobody needs to have explained to him or her why you cannot—should not—store new wine in an old wine bottle. To eventually sack Obasanjo and his inept but brutal government, only then to start another government of one-Nigeria or government of so-called (Nigerian) national unity, is a foolhardy, repetitive experiment in failure, and an exercise of damning and smothering futility. A representative council of delegates, not a transitional government, is what is required while a Sovereign National Conference is convened; government in any form, by this time, will have—should have—devolved to the respective individual nations.
Some people may think that the protest so far has failed; well, the only failure is in the thinking of such persons. Balogun, under instructions by General Obasanjo, may use teargas and bullets to suppress the march of protesters today. But, there will be tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow: there will always be protests in one way or another, because the ongoing failure of Obasanjo and his anti-people policies guarantee that the suffering of the peoples will continue, and now that the peoples know that they can protest, they will be doing just that in some form. Any chance that the protests will relent has been destroyed by the arrogant attitude of General Obasanjo and his regime who are going around telling the peoples and the whole world that things are great in Nigeria. Even PDP was bragging that it would hold its own protest-march later, to counter opposition’s claims, and to showcase its achievements in Nigeria—imagine that! Can anyone here say one good thing PDP has done for him or for her since 1999, or for the peoples suffering in Nigeria?
We challenge the peoples suffering in Nigeria, and even General Obasanjo’s fraudulent regime, to take a look around the world in the recent times. How many governments have survived after they ordered their Police to teargas citizens on a protest march? It is not too difficult to foresee the fate of Nigeria: it was always predictable all along. So, let Obasanjo and PDP and their regime celebrate "victory" today. We know that there is no such victory; only that “…the gods first make mad whom they would later destroy…”
As we speak, religious clashes are taking their toll in parts of Northern Nigeria. Invariably, it makes no difference who starts the palaver, or what the issues are, or where it is happening: sooner or later, Biafrans become the victims. We continue to appeal to our people to come back home to Biafraland and develop our own land and transform our own land into service headquarters and trade centers, and to inject their wealth into our own land so as to improve our local economy and provide jobs for our people. Stopping at Abuja or in Lagos to re-establish, admittedly tempting, is not wise, because that is still “their” land: whenever it pleases the rest of Nigeria, they will kick you out and knock down whatever you have built up, and confiscate whatever equity you have, and make fiery nonsense of your investments. He or she who has ears, let him or her hear. Don’t forget that the Governor of Zamfara State has made it officially clear what his State will do to Christian Churches and property, and by implication, Christians. We hope that when he made that announcement, you pinched yourself.
Fellow Biafrans, on a different matter, a few of you have been asking about the Biafra Government in Exile. As we have emphasized in the past, since the deadline given Nigeria has expired, we are exercising our right and proceeding with the process of establishing a Biafra Government in Exile. However, this is a process, and not an event. The process has already begun, and it will be ongoing until we actualize
We urge our Churches to continue to pray for
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
God bless and keep
God bless and keep
Summary of the News Analysis in Igbo.
Ndi Biafra, anyi ekele unu.
Nka bu akuko nke anyi na akpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International Radio di na Washington DC na ala Amerika na abiara unu na abali a.
Na mbido, anyi na ewetara unu okwu si na onu Chineke anyi na asi na Ya agaghi ekwe ka okike Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site nihi ihe ojo ahu ana akpo Nigeria. Chinekwe na ekwu si na Nigeria ga anwu, ma na okike nke Chineke, nke bu unu dum, ga adi ndu, ma na eri kwa ndu, bie kwa ogologo ndu. Ndi Biafra: okwu nke Chineke na eme ihe O kwuru; nuru kwa unu ihe o na ekwu, ka unu nwe kwa nchekwube, na ndu.
Ogbaahara eme la na Nigeria na izu uka nka. Igwe ndi mmadu, ma ndi ukwu ma ndi nta, gara Abuja na Lagos we e na eme mkpotu, na egosi iwe ha maka ochichi ojo General Obasanjo na ndi otu ya na achi na Nigeria. Ebe ha na eme mkpotu a, Obasanjo agwa ndi police ya ka ha we tuo ndi igwe madu a teargas, nke na eme ka agbara mmadu oso na anya. Ndi police kwusi kwara ndi igwe mmadu a ije ruo ebe ha choro iru. Ma na ha wu igwe mmadu mere ka anu olu ha, ebe ha jiri na akowasi ihe na ile di njo nke General Obasanjo na eme. Ha gwara General Obasanjo ka ya rituo oche ochichi ozugbo ozugbo, ka nde mmadi nde bi na Nigeria we nwe efe iru zu government, nwe kwa efe me mgbakoba ahu ana akpo Sovereign National Conference nke anyi kwuru okwu ya na mbu. Abia zie na mgbakoba a, nde owula ga ekwu ka ha ga esi we biri, ha na ndi ozo. Ihe anyi na ekwu wu na eme ha a mbgakoba ahu, anyi ga ekwu na anyi wu nde Biafra, na anyi achoghikwa ihe obula ana akpo Nigeria. Anyi na ekele Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu maka ya onwe ya soro ndi igwe mmadu a na eme mkpotu a na Abuja; agba kwara ya teargas, ma na nke a enweghi ike ikwusi Dim Ojukwu maka ya iga na eguzo chiri anyi nde Biafra na udi ihe a nke nwere ike inwetara anyi Biafra. Obi di anyi uto maka nde mmadu dum ahula, kwere kwa, ihe anyi na ekwu mbge na ile, na ochichi Obasanjo di ka ri njo ka ria ochichi ekwensu na onwe ya.
Anyi na acho iji kwa ohere a na agwa nde Biafra na Biafra Government in Exile nke anyi na ekwu okwu ya ke mgbe izu uka abuo ma obu ato, na obughi kwa ihe na eme otu mbge. Odi ka ije njem: a ga na aga njem a we e rue mbge anyi ga aga ru ebe anyi na eje, nke bu nweta Biafra. Onwe gi kwa mgbe anyi ji ri ghoputa onye isi ma obu onye odu, onwe gi mbge anyi jiri yie na na ubo chi nke di otua ma obu na ubochi nke di otu ozo, na anyi ga eme ihe di otua ma obu ihe di otu ozo. Ochichi wu ihe Oha; o wu soso Oha ga ebido ochichi, wu kwa ra soso Oha ga aghoputa ndi ochichi.
Anyi na ario ndi Uka Chukwu ka ha weputa oge kpe re Ndi MASSOB ekpere, na Ndi otu
Chineke eke la Biafra, ke kwa anyi ndi Biafra, we tinye anyi na ala Biafra ka anyi we biri na Biafra. Na ihi nka:
Biafra ga adi!
Chukwu dube na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.
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