People of the Sovereign Nation of Biafra, we are overwhelmed with joy because of your courageous and stellar performance on August 26 in response to our call for stay-at-home. We shower you with praises, because, clearly, you deserve it.
We express our gratitude to MASSOB/BLF: membership and leadership; we uplift the name and person of Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB. We commend the efforts of Biafra Foundation (BF), Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF) and other committed pro-Biafran groups and also, supportive individuals.
Yes, of course, we thank God; but we are also given to understand that God has looked upon you with Divine favor; God Himself is thanking all of you, His children of Biafra, for validating and proving His Word and His Work, and for answering to the call, on faith alone, to follow His Plan for Biafra actualization and the liberation of His Children of Biafra. Keep the faith; remain blessed; and remain ready for more!
This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For August 28th, 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 Life and solace. Always.
Before we start this week, let us welcome back from the hell known as Nigerian jails our MASSOB brethren and other Biafrans who were illegally, unjustly and unconscionably held and detained by Obasanjo and his forces, and only recently released by court order. We trust that this will be the beginning of the implementation of basic justice enshrined in the laws of any decent human society (to which Nigeria, sadly, does not qualify to belong). And we pray that our God be stirred about the cause for which they have suffered, and replenish and reinvigorate these brethren and their families, granting them life and succor as only God can give.
We start by congratulating all Biafrans who participated in the August 26 stay-at-home exercise. We are happy with your efforts and response. There will be more exercises like this in the future, until Biafra is actualized, so get ready. Nigeria has done its worst and will continue. Yes, bullets and boots will break our bones and bruise our flesh, but cannot touch or change our Spirit which grows stronger by the minute.
Never again should any of us fail to understand what rights are his or hers by nature. Never again should we feel helpless in the face of bullies, tyrants, oppressors and slave masters, and their weapons. Our body, psyche, soul and Spirit belong to us, and it is our right each to be in control and in charge of them.
Among the enemies weapons this time around is massive Disinformation. The enemy FALSELY used the name of MASSOB to publish demands for Posts in the failing Nigeria government. What a farce! Even an idiot would understand that MASSOB stands for one thing: Biafra Actualization, and nothing is going to change that. Everyone also knows that MASSOB is not interested in Nigeria or anything Nigeria, for how can one serve God and mammon? How can one getting away from a slave position under a brutal and corrupt Godless slave master ask the brute for a post? Did the Israelites ask Pharaoh for concessions so that they could stay back in Egypt?
Then, there was another group that calls itself "MASSOB-Resso" who was used by the enemy in this Disinformation campaign to try to derail August 26 by claiming that the exercise was unauthorized and frivolous, also claiming that it represents MASSOB. We recognize only one MASSOB, and it was started by, and around, Ralph Uwazurike; who has always been, and remains today, the leader of MASSOB. Of that, the entire world is well-aware of. Any other group claiming any other nonsense about MASSOB only brings itself mockery, shame, ridicule and ruin.
The Disinformation campaign found voice once again through one Chukwunara Charles who is dubbed the Chairman of a group called “Igbo Youth Consultative Assembly” (IYCA). Isn’t it the same group that was paid to visit Aso Rock on a so-called “Solidarity visit” to Obasanjo and to worship him? This young man is so full of foolishness, and we doubt that any sane Igbo youth would follow him or belong to IYCA. It’s only sheer stupidity that would lead a youth or anybody for that matter to declare that “Biafra territorial interest is gone...” How can anything, or anyone, swallow up and erase the land of Biafra? You can tell the level of indoctrination of this young man by his mindless repetition of “code-phrases” used by failed and failing Igbo so-called leaders—those well-known efulefu’s—phrases such as: “Biafra [only] of the mind,” “...reach out to other zones of the country...” the latter easily attributed to the likes of Irukwu from whom we have withdrawn any respect, because of his pro-one-Nigeria role. The young fool is so ignorant that he does not understand that Igbos have always been reaching out to other places in Nigeria, and no other ethnic Nation in Nigeria has done a fraction as much, and that all that Ndigbo have received in return from Nigeria is death and humiliation and dehumanization, every single day. Then, this boy commits a cardinal transgression, insulting an elder without any provocation or justification, something no well-trained or well-raised Igbo youth would do, going by our own tradition and culture. We can only guess that being paid and fed by Obasanjo’s money through Irukwu and their organizations, this boy has found the effrontery to rain abuse on a professional, a Lawyer, again, using borrowed words. Who is this fool, anyway, to judge who is best suited to lead Biafrans?
Let us use this opportunity to appeal to our youth to not get corrupted by money from corrupt money-bags. We understand how bad things really are. It is because we understand how bad things really are that we are surprised by one who styles himself as a fellow-youth, who, in the year, 2004, is saying “...if the Biafran project should become a necessity at any point in time..."—Mr. Chukwunara of IYCA: meaning that things are not bad enough for Ndigbo now, or for Igbo youth, specifically? The last time we checked, our youth have been denied education opportunities by Nigeria. Those who managed to get an education have been deliberately passed over and jobs they are well-qualified for are given to under-qualified candidates from the North and the West. The rest of our youth languish at home or on the streets with nothing to do. When they initiate any self-help projects, obstacles are immediately thrown in their path by Nigeria to stop them. Some leave Alaigbo in a suicidal do-or-die bid, embarking on perilous trips without funds or protection, ending up in merciless foreign countries that quickly throw them in jail. Our female youth have had to compromise themselves in order to survive, from day to day. In spite of all this, Mr. Charles Chukwunara of IYCA does not feel that the time has come to do the only thing—Biafra actualization—which will correct all this ill, before our youth, our prized seed, perish; just because he, Chukwunara, is fed and clothed with blood money from the Obasanjo-Irukwu camp? And by the way, what is “the Biafran project..” anyway, if not the terminology of an unbeliever in Biafra actualization and Biafra Biafra sovereignty? Today, we have cancelled IYCA, whatever it is. It does not reflect true Igbo youth aspirations. It does not reflect anything that is good for Igbo youth. Any Igbo youth who belonged there should get out and find his or her way to MASSOB or other genuinely pro-Biafran organization. Mr. Chukwunara would do well to apologize to Oha and to his elder whom he insulted without reason.
We expect more of Nigeria’s Disinformation campaign, and they will use many Igbo and Igbo organizations to try to sow confusion. But, it will not work. When you hear or read or see anything, ask yourself: is it consistent with Biafra actualization using non-violent means, in every way? If it falls short, then, it is not from MASSOB or Biafra Foundation (BF) or Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF). And if anybody or anything calls itself MASSOB and then goes on to try to discredit Ralph Uwazurike as the leader of MASSOB, then, pay no attention to it..
Remember: Biafra exists at God’s pleasure and by God’s doing. Man cannot undo what God has established. We have been called to do our part to claim that which God has already granted us. Let us answer to the call with courage, if not with pride.
Biafra alive! Biafra alive!! Biafra alive!!!
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.
Nke a bu ekwe na ogene na olu oti mmkpu Biafra: Ge e unu nti!
Obi di anyi uto nke ukwu u maka nnukwu oru nde Biafra ru ru na ubochi August 26, ubochi anyi siri nde Biafra no du na ulo ha
Anyi ekele unu na ilende Biafra, nye kwa unu ugwu nke ukwu u. Anyi na kwa ekele ndi MASSOB / BLF na ndi otu ha na ndi isi ha, na kwa ekele onye isi MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike.
Anyi na eto Chukwu; ma na mmuo anyi na agwa anyi si na Chineke anyi na onwe Ya na ekele anyi, ndi umu Ya nde Biafra maka na ubochi August 26, anyi me re Chineke anyi mma. Ngozi na ike Chukwu no nyere la anyi na oge na ile; jikere kwa unu ma ka oge na abia!
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!
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 asi na Ya agaghi ekwe ka okike Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site na ihi ihe ojo o ahu a na 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: Okwu nke Chineke wu ndu, wu ru kwa obi iju oyi.
Tupu anyi e bido, anyi ga ewere oge a na a si, Nno! umu nna anyi na ile ndi MASSOB na ndi Biafra ndi ozo nde Obasanjo na ndi otu ya tiri na nga, ma Jooji (Judge) kootu (Court) nyere iwu si na Obasanjo na ndi otu ya ga e weputa umu nna anyi ndi ya na nkporo, hafu kwa ha aka, ka ha lawa ra onwe ha, ma ka onweghi ihe adam-iwu eboro ha. Anyi na ekpe ekpere ka Chineke anyi gba sie ha ume ike, gozie kwa ha na ndi ezinulo ha, nuru kwa olu ha na ihe gbasara ihe ahu mere ejiri tuo ha nkporo nke efu.
Anyi na aňu ri oňu, na kwa ekele unu nde Biafra, maka otu unu siri me e na ubochi August 26, ubochi MASSOB wepu tara la anyi, na anyi ekwekotakwa na anyi ga a no na ime ulo anyi, na agaghi ebe obula site na ututu ruo na ehihie. Unu e mee la nke oma ukwu u. Anyi ma na Obasanjo na ndi police na ndi otu ha nyere unu mmekpaahu ukwu. Ma anyi e meriela ha na ihi na o wuru godi na ha jiri egbe gbagbue anyi ma obu jiri nkpo ma obu osisi ma obu buutu tigbue anyi, onweghi otu ha ga esi eme tu mmuo anyi aka. Mmuo anyi na obi anyi siri ike nke ukwu: o wu so o so Biafra ka mmuo na obi anyi choro. O wu so o so Biafra ga enye anyi udo. Mgbe ka na abia, anyi ga eme udi ihe a ozo we e rue mbge anyi ga enweta Biafra.
Anyi huru na Obasanjo na ndi otu ya ghoro aghugho, we re okwu asi na acho ka ha me bie obi anyi, ka anyi kwusi ime ihe August 26. Ha jiri wayo we re ji aha MASSOB na atu asi. Ha ji kwa ofu otu umu okorobia na agboobia a na akpo Igbo Youth Consultative Assembly (IYCA) we re na ebutara anyi nsogbu ojo o, na acho ka anyi kwusi ihe anyi na eme na August 26. Ma ihe ha me re enweghi isi. Anyi a mata la aghuho ha.
Ma anyi na agwa umu okorobia na umu agbooobia ndi Igbo ka ha eso kwala otu a ana akpo IYCA maka onye isi ha e rie la ego. O na aru ru Obasanjo na Irukwu oru. Obasanjo ji ya na otu IYCA na a lusi ndi Igbo ogu, maka IYCA na onye isi ha kwere na one-Nigeria. Anyi wu ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra akagbuela otu IYCA ahu. Umu okorobia na umu agboobia ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra, unu amara la na obu so o so Biafra wu ihe ga adiri anyi na ile mma, ihe ga emezi ndu anyi na obodo anyi. Ba unu na otu MASSOB ma obu otu ndi ozo ndi obi ha na mmuo ha no na na ani Biafra.
Biafra di ndu na ihi na Chineke anyi do bere ya otu a. Onweghi ihe mmadu ga eme nke nwere ike i mebi ihe Chineke na Onwe Ya mere.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!! Ma ka Chineke no nyere la gi!
Nde ewo unu!
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