This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For July 31st, 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: We stand by the Word of God because the Word of God is God.
Just this week the Yoruba leaders met to consider the candidates for the 2007 Nigeria Presidential elections. Keep in mind that Biafrans are not interested in the fraud and hypocrisy called Nigerian elections. As a matter of fact, we have no interest in Nigeria at all, other than to get out of it and reclaim our own Sovereign Nation of Biafra. Our only interest is Biafra—Biafra actualization. But, we use this example to once again bring to light what is wrong with Professor Irukwu’s direction with Ohaneze.
Yes, the Yoruba specifically stated that they want to pick and support a candidate who “...would best serve the interest of the Yoruba race.” Notice: they did not say that they want somebody who will serve the best interest of Nigeria. The Yoruba are not interested in a bridge-builder or in bridge-building—no! They are only interested in the Yoruba race, what is best for the Yoruba race. And, they do not keep this a secret; they came out and stated this openly and clearly in a newspaper, without any reservation, without any apologies, without any equivocation.
It is in this foreground that we have to evaluate the performance of Professor Irukwu as the President of Ohaneze. We single out Professor Irukwu based on his statements and on his behavior. We also understand that the rest of Ohaneze are not with him. This is a good thing for Ohaneze, though Ohaneze must show courage and officially declare its stand as completely contrary to that of Professor Irukwu.
Professor Irukwu gave a newspaper interview where he stated that the goal of Ohaneze is for Ndigbo to “build bridges” to other ethnic groups in Nigeria in order to maintain a strong one-Nigeria. Why continue to place the burden of keeping Nigeria one on Ndigbo? Why not make it a mission of Ohaneze to get Ndigbo-Biafrans to come together among themselves and support Biafra and Biafra actualization, which represents the highest and best interest of Ndigbo? You see, all the time we have been building those bridges, what have the other nations living in Nigeria been doing? They, like the Yoruba, have been doing what is in the best interest of their own respective nations and races. Instead of our doing that, Professor Irukwu is still talking of "building bridges."
We have also learned that the same Professor Irukwu in a different setting has been arguing that the unprovoked killing of Ndigbo in Kano recently was a purely religiously motivated issue. This is basically so that he would not have to admit that these killings are in fact targeted killings: Igbo and other Biafrans are the target of ongoing killings in the North by the Northerners. Everybody knows that. But, Professor Irukwu would like to deny it: why? So that he can please someone who is paying him to keep Ndigbo quiet and suppressed. He is suppressing the truth in order to remain in the good books of his handlers and those that “settle” him. So he won’t have to challenge the Northern leaders, including Babangida, and his other master, Obasanjo. All this, at the expense of his own people, and he is supposed to be the President of Ohaneze which purports to look after Igbo interests?
But, consider the hypocrisy. Those Igbo who continue to stay in the North, are they not doing the same Professor Irukwu’s "bridge-building"? And, when they are unjustly murdered in unprovoked attacks deliberately targeting Igbos in the North by the Northerners, what do they hear from Professor Irukwu? Something like...“Oh, never mind; these are just religious riots; let’s go on building bridges—more, more, more bridges; you will get killed, but not because you are a bridge builder--Igbo, it is just a matter of difference of religion...” Such consolation!
We recommend that Professor Irukwu come clean and tell us who is paying him and what he received. We also want him to state who else in Ohaneze are on Obasanjo and Babangida’s payroll. We have seen no indication that Iwuanyanwu has recognized the aru he committed against his people using his office and membership of Ohaneze to force Obasanjo over us; never mind shown remorse or making atonements. We also note that by his being given a committee chair in the present Ohaneze, Iwuanyanwu is in a position to continue to work for Obasanjo and other Northern and one-Nigeria interests. There may be other individuals working covertly as spies for those whose only love is to torment Ndigbo-Biafra.
We also recommend very strongly that Professor Irukwu resign as the President of Ohaneze; failing that, Ohaneze needs to remove him from that office. Professor Irukwu is a damaging influence whose interest is one-Nigeria agenda, instead of what is in the interest of Ndigbo-Biafrans. And, Ohaneze needs to counter Professor Irukwu’s recent statements and dissociate itself from him. Keep in mind that if Ohaneze allows Obasanjo and one-Nigerian plants in that organization to take over and use Ohaneze as an instrument to extend Obasanjo, Babangida, North and Nigeria’s ongoing agenda against, and control of, Ndigbo, nobody will be able to stop the fury of the people of Biafra.
We urge our Biafran youths to be vigilant. We urge Biafran youth not to be corrupted by the hush money paid out by Obasanjo, Babangida, and Nigeria, through their agents even in Ohaneze, because as much as we are all suffering, when we succumb out of dire need and allow the same buyers of our so-called leaders to buy us off, too, when and how will it end? How are we going to put an end to it? It is best we stop the cycle now, say, No! to Irukwu and Iwuanyanwu and other “settled” Ohaneze and their money, maintain our honesty and our dignity, and act with courage in the face of deceit, hypocrisy and betrayal..
Fellow Biafrans: Professor Irukwu has been settled. While other nations in Nigeria are seeking what is in the best interest of their own nations, Professor Irukwu has been bought to use Ohaneze to force Ndigbo to continue instead to sustain one-Nigeria, at the expense of our own people. We do not need persons like that in Ohaneze. He should go. And, if we find out that Ohaneze, too, has been hopelessly infested with paid one-Nigeria agenda agents, we should abandon Ohaneze without hesitance. Our survival as a nation is at stake, but we are being sold out. Let’s put a stop to that now.
Biafra lives, by God’s doing. It is established..
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
God bless and keep Biafra, and you, until our next broadcast. Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm) with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language
Ndi Biafra anyi ekele unu.
Nke a bu akuko nke anyi na akpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International radio di na Washington DC na ala Amerika na abia ra 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 na ihi ihe ojo o ahu ana akpo Nigeria. Chineke 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. Nde Biafra: anyi kwe re na Okwu Chinekwe maka okwu Chineke wu Chineke na Onwe Ya.
Anyi anu la ihe nde isi na ndi otu Yoruba kwuru maka onye ha ga aghoro ka owuru President Nigeria na afo 2007. Tupu anyi ekwue ihe ozo, anyi na eme ka owe e onye obula anya na onweghi ihe ndi Biafra na acho na afo 2007 na aka Nigeria, ma obu President ndi Nigeria, ma obu Nigeria na onwe ya. Ndi Biafra na Nigeria enweghi mmeko, ogwu la na anyi choro ipu na Nigeria, anyi ga apu ta na Nigeria.
Ma ihe anyi na ekwu wu na ndi Yoruba si na onye ha ga aghoro na 2007 ga awu onye nwere ike ime ihe ga adi so o so ndi Yoruba mma. Ge e unu nti na ihe ndi Yoruba kwu ru: ha asighi na ha na acho onye ga eme ka ihe diri Nigeria na ile mma—mba! Ha choro so o so onye ga eme ka ihe diri ndi Yoruba na ani mma.
Unu ge e kwa nu nti ihe Professor Irukwu, onye President ndi Ohaneze na agwa Ndigbo na ndi Nigeria: o na agwa ha na Ohaneze ga ahu na NdIgbo me re ihe na ile ikwe siri ime maka oganaihu nke Nigeria; na Ohaneze ga ahu na ndi Igbo ga na aga na ala Awusa na na ala ndi Yoruba i na emere ha enyi, ji ri otu a me zie Nigeria. Ihu na nu na mgbe nde Yoruba na eme ihe ga edozi nu so o so ala na ndi Yoruba, Professor Irukwu na eji Ohaneze na eme ka ndi Igbo na emezi Nigeria na ile—owughi ka Ndigbo me ihe ga aba ra na ani ndi Igbo uru, ma obu ihe di Ndigbo oke mkpa: owu so o so ihe di Nigeria mkpa ka Professor Iruwku na acho ka anyi na eme.
Anyi anu kwala na Professor Irukwu na asi na ogbugbu Ndi Awusa gburu ndi Igbo bi na Kano, na owu maka so o so ihe Church. Professor Irukwu achoghi ikwu ezi okwu na ndi Awusa na egbu ndi Igbo oge na ile na Ugwu Awusa na ihi na ha kporo Ndigbo ugwo, na ihi na ihe ndi Awusa choro wu igbu Ndigbo bi na ala Awusa. Professor Irukwu amara la na ya kwu o ezi okwu a, iwe ga ewe Obasanjo ma obu Babangida ma obu ndi Awusa nde na akwu ya ugwo ka ya na ahu na Ndigbo na eme otu Obasanjo na Babangida na ndi Awusa si ri cho o..
Maka ihe ndi a na ile, Professor Irukwu ekwesighi i ji de okwa na otu Ohaneze. Anyi na agwa Ohaneze ka ha chupu Professor Irukwu na okwa ahu; anyi na agwa kwa Ohaneze na aka ha a no kwa la na ihe Professor Irukwu na eme ma obu ihe o na ekwu, maka na owuru otu ahu, anyi ga e wepu otu Ohaneze cha cha. Ihe Ndigbo na acho ugbu a wu ime ihe ga adiri so o so Ndigbo mma, nke bu inweta Biafra. Professor Irukwu na ndi ozo ndi choro Nigeria, ha ga wa ebe ahu. Anyi choro so o so Biafra.
Biafra ga adi! Biafra ga adi riri. Biafra adi go! Ma ka otu a ka Chineke anyi siri cho ya.
Chukwu dube na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.
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