This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For August 14th, 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: There is no substitute for the Word of God.
We want to warn you all of another impending danger; perhaps, by revealing it at this stage, the course of events might be altered. Keep in mind that our destiny to live as an independent sovereign nation of Biafra is unshakeable and is never threatened. Therefore, all events, taken together, will logically trace out a path that leads to Biafra actualization. In that context, we make you aware of possibilities on the way to Biafra actualization, but our consolation is that, no matter what, at the end of the day, we shall have Biafra.
The impending danger is what General Obasanjo is planning. Recently, it was reported in one of the Nigerian Newspapers that:
“...PRESIDENT Olusegun Obasanjo has restated his determination to sacrifice his life to ensure that Nigeria remained one geopolitical entity...”
On the surface, most people dismiss this, because the last time the General ranted about this type of nonsense, no other serious Nigerian volunteered to die for one-Nigeria. For example, the Yoruba want only what is in the best interest of the Yoruba race—not what’s best for Nigeria as a whole or for one-Nigeria. In the North, the Muslims already operate their nation of Islam, using Sharia as their constitution, culture, sociology and politics, and of course, religion—and they despise and spite the Nigerian Constitution altogether. If you are not Muslim, you are an infidel. Go to Muslim North, and try such nonsense as having and exercising "the right of Nigerian citizenship" there, as a non-Northern Muslim, and you will soon be receiving your last rites. The indigenous non-Muslim Northerners are tired of subjugation and exploitation by the Northern Muslims, and they are not interested in a structure of Nigeria (one-Nigeria) which guarantees and legitimizes such subjugation and exploitation. The Easterners want Biafra, and want to control their own God-given resources, so that Obasanjo and those like him do not keep stealing it and enriching themselves and their own people and improving their own region, to the total and utter neglect of the source and the rightful natural owners of the Oil.
So, who wants to die for one-Nigeria? No one, except for Obasanjo. And that’s because Obasanjo, contrary to his hypocritical statement, is not dying or suffering for, rather, he is feeding fat off, one-Nigeria, enjoying the perks of an office which he usurped through fraud; and enjoying the spoils of his “victory” over the peoples suffering in Nigeria, both victory and suffering at once guaranteed by his—Obasanjo’s—anti-people policies. General Obasanjo loves to rub shoulders with Bush and Blair; spending more time overseas than at (seriously troubled) home, flying in a luxury jet airplane purchased at the expense of, and against the advice of, the peoples. Of course, like all dictators, he wants to do everything to exploit the oppressed and use them to preserve the status quo so that he can continue to enjoy his ill-gotten power and ill-gotten wealth. General Obasanjo has not fooled the hapless peoples suffering in Nigeria; least of all, he has not fooled the International community watching him live out the typical profile of another African dictator.
Now, here is the danger. General Obasanjo can’t get anyone else to die for one-Nigeria. He is already being regarded and treated as a lame duck as, typical of them, Nigerians have given up on him and his regime, and are looking to 2007. All of a sudden, the dictator smells the end of the stinky road for him. So, he has to do something. Because, even if Nigeria survives until and through 2007, after that, General Obasanjo won’t have any power; and he can’t stop the peoples of Nigeria from going their own different ways. What are his options? General Obasanjo is going to provoke a crisis, or find an excuse to precipitate one. Once he does that, he will work with the military to give himself supreme powers and authority—for life. General Obasanjo’s statement quoted earlier is actually a declaration that he will not take the other option of leaving the scene if “the show” plays through 2007 when a new Nigerian President will be rigged in—if the show plays through the 2007 season, that is.
If General Obasanjo is serious about sacrificing his life for one-Nigeria, then, he has condemned himself, by his own self, and his fate will come by his own words, by his own acts, and by his own hands. How can General Obasanjo talk of one-Nigeria when he is still busy expressing his hatred for Ndigbo by insulting them directly and indirectly, without any provocation, and gratuitously? He recently told a group that Ojukwu was an arch-rebel in a context where this was totally unnecessary. Why is Obasanjo provoking us? We know that intelligence and wisdom are not his forte, but does Obasanjo forget so soon who the rebels really are? Did Ojukwu ever participate in a coup? Never. But, as a great patriot, Ojukwu risked his own life to foil the January 1966 coup. And, after Gowon and his cabal performed their own coup later in 1966, killing their C-in-C, General Ironsi, who insisted that it was un-military for senior officers to take orders from junior officers? Was it not Ojukwu? If the Nigerian Military stuck with that military tradition, and officers were as brave as Ojukwu, would there have been any more successful coups? No: because the junior officers would understand that senior officers would rather die than take orders from their juniors. Instead, coward after cowardly Nigerian Senior Officer, including Obasanjo himself, would hide out, roll over and play dead as junior officers took over Nigeria, raped the peoples, raided the coffers, and ruined Nigeria. Doesn't Gowon typify the latter? And now, get this, in the same breath, Obasanjo praises Gowon! Such hypocrisy! Or at best, such imbecility! really.
Obasanjo has done everything possible to express his hatred for Ndigbo, and to carry out the well-known Nigerian anti-Igbo anti-Biafran phobic policy which is still ongoing. And, he still has the temerity to speak of a united “one geopolitical entity” called Nigeria? For this open-faced hypocrisy, and for choosing—all by himself—to sacrifice his life for such dishonesty, he has already condemned his own self and his own soul—all by himself. And, neither in Heaven nor in Hell nor on Earth will this be considered a sacrifice.
Fellow Biafrans: nothing can stop Biafra actualization. Obasanjo is just but one mortal Igbo-phobe Biafra-phobe against 30+ million people of Biafra and our God. Even with power and with combined armies comparable to the Pharaohs’, Obasanjo is still bound to fail. Biafra is unstoppable and unconquerable. Because God has already established Biafra.
Biafra lives, precisely because of God’s doing. You are Biafran, precisely because of God’s doing. Who can change that? What can change that?
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 e kele 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 a si na Ya agaghi e kwe ka okike Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site na ihi ihe ojo o ahu a na akpo Nigeria. Chineke na e kwu 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: onweghi ihe nwe re ike i nochita onodu Okwu nke Chineke.
Anyi na eme ka unu mara na Obasanjo e bido la aghugho ya ozo. Obasanjo kwu ru si na ya ga enye ndu ya, nwu o, maka iji do be Nigeria ka o wuru otu. Mbge Obasanjo kwu ru udi ihe a na oge gara aga, onweghi onye ozo bi na Nigeria kwadoro ihe o kwu ru; onweghi onye ozo kwere si na ya ga ewere ndu ya nye one-Nigeria..
Ihe anyi na ile hu ru ta wu na ndi Yoruba na acho ihe ga ad iri na ani ndi Yoruba mma—ha achoghi ihe ga adi ri one-Nigeria mma. So o so imezi Yoruba ka ha na acho. Nde Awusa nde Muslim na acho ihe ga adi ri ha mma otu Sharia siri kwu e ya; owu na ani ihe ga adi ri nde Muslim mma ka ha na acho, owughi ihe ga adiri ndi ozo ndi abughi nde Muslim mma. Owu ru ma iwughi onye Awusa na onye Muslim, owurugodu na i wu onye Nigeria ozo, i nweghi ike i bi na ala ndi Muslim ndi Awusa na udo maka ndi Awusa ga na eme gi ka i wu onye lepa; i wu ru onye Igbo ma obu onye Biafra, ha ga egbu gi mbge o masiri ha. Ndi Ugwu Awusa ndi abughi ndi Muslim (nde “Middle Belt”) na acho uzo ha ga esi azo puta onwe ha na mmegbu nke ndi Muslim Awusa na emegbu ha; ha cho ro i no ro onwe ha; ha achoghi one-Nigeria maka owu one-Nigeria na e nye ndi Muslim ike ha ji we e na eme gbu ndi Middle Belt. Ndi Biafra achoghi one-Nigeria maka owu otu a ka Obasanjo na ndi otu ya na ndi Nigeria ndi ozo ji we e re na egbu anyi, na emegbu anyi, na ezu ru na ohi ihe onyinye nke Chineke anyi nyere anyi. Unu ahu na na otu obula e jiri tu a ri a ya, onweghi onye ozo na acho one-Nigeria karia kwa Obasanjo.
Obasanjo a mara la na na afo 2007, owu ru ma Nigeria agbasa si be e tupu mbge ahu, onye ozo ga ewe re okwa President; nara Obasanjo ike na okwa. Mgbe onye ozo we re la okwa President, Nigeria ga agbasa si, ndi Biafra agawara onwe ha. Ebe Obasanjo achoghi iji anya we re hu ihe di otu a, anyi na eche na Obasanjo ga eme ihe obula o nwe re ike ime ka ya ka noro na okwa President, ga fe e afo 2007, na ji de kwa okwa ahu tutu ya onwe ya a nwu o. Anyi na eche na Obasanjo ga eji aghugho bu te ogbahara nke oga eji si na ya agaghi ahapu okwa ozo.
Ndi Biafra: owurugodu na Obasanjo me ihe di otu a, obi agba fu kwa la unu. Maka ihe obula na ile ga eme na oge obula ga enye aka nwetara anyi Biafra. So o so Biafra ka Chineke anyi kwa do ro la anyi; so oso Biafra wu ihe anyi ga enweta. Unu ada kwa la mba. Ka okwukwe unu sie ike, maka owu Chineke na Onwe ya kere Biafra, ke e kwa anyi ndi Biafra, ti nye kwa anyi na ime Biafra.
Biafra ga adi! Biafra ga adi riri. Biafra adigo! Maka otu a ka Chineke anyi siri cho ya.
Chukwu dube na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.
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