This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For October 9th, 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: Never mistake the Word of God for hollow.
We see how Nigeria continues to unravel in its final death throes. we also see the continuing singling out and mistreatment of MASSOB / Igbo / Biafrans by Nigeria. That is the reason why we will not just sit down any more and let any Igbo tell us one more time that we must stay in Nigeria—not after everything that has happened even in the last 2 months. It is because of this that we have to ask you all to not just ignore Joe Irukwu, but to begin to challenge him anywhere he makes any statement committing Ndigbo-Biafrans to one-Nigeria. And to the extent that said Joe Irukwu speaks for Ohaneze, or claims to speak for Ohaneze, you must all also bring Ohaneze to accountability.
We want to repeat this once again to make things quite clear: the Igbo want Biafra, and Biafra only. Every ethnic nation currently living and suffering in one-Nigeria wants autonomy and self-governance. Now, each of those nations has been emboldened to declare such openly, or to act as such. The only nations who have not said anything in the open are those who are living like parasites in Nigeria, those who bring nothing to the table, but yet want to take it all—or at least, want to take the lion’s share of resources from those nations contributing the resources; the same parasitic nations who already operate independent of Nigeria’s laws. MASSOB has already declared for Biafra openly, and is openly working towards that, with divine guidance and a divine agenda. And, all our people have said, Yes! to Biafra, Yes! to MASSOB, and Yes! to God. So, anyone who is talking about one-Nigeria in Igboland—Biafraland—today, does not speak for us, and has made himself or herself an obstacle in our path. We use this opportunity to tell any Igbo-centric organizations that if they do not have a Biafra actualization agenda, they should cease to exist. We warn any Igbo-centric organizations pulling for one-Nigeria to stop deceiving and hurting our people. Our people will no longer sit idle and watch those who have been paid by Obasanjo and Nigeria to enslave our people while other nations work out their own sovereignties unmolested and undaunted. The people of Biafra will rise up and challenge such persons and such organizations and sideline them. Joe Irukwu has identified himself as deserving of this treatment. Ohaneze, WIC, beware!
We recently heard one of the fraudulent PDP governors foisted over Igboland-Biafraland, while he was foaming at the mouth, say something about bad roads in Biafraland. We can only ask him: “where have you been for the past six years?” “Oh, you are just noticing? While the people complained about these hardships, you threw your weight behind Obasanjo and PDP and Nigeria, even as they cheated, humiliated and dehumanized your own people, for six years, continuing a pattern that started in the 1970’s. And even as we speak, you are still one of Obasanjo’s errand boys and sycophants. You are still rooting for one-Nigeria while Obasanjo is making sweet deals with other ethnic groups seeking autonomy, because their leaders are bold and brave and will not negotiate away their autonomy.. You, on the other hand, are busy betraying MASSOB members and handing them over to the murderous Nigerian Police.”
Which brings up the issue of Igbo Presidency for 2007. First, if we find Nigeria still intact enough (God forbid!) to conduct another round of fraudulent elections in 2007, then all the different nations suffering in Nigeria today will have failed—woefully—and will then only deserve the hardship consequently and subsequently visited upon them. Second, in the year 2004 and beyond that, the Igbo want Biafra and Biafra only: nothing more, nothing less. Only Biafra can serve in the best interest of the Igbo and the best interest of Biafrans. To speak of Igbo presidency for 2007 is to waste our time and to play Nigeria’s bloody game. In case you forgot, that game has one rule: cheat the Igbo; kill the Igbo; humiliate the Igbo; dehumanize the Igbo; mock the Igbo and loathe them; hate the Igbo—every opportunity and every moment. And, do you know what? Nigeria pays Igbo so-called leaders like Iwuanyanwu and Irukwu, and all those that will put themselves up as presidential candidates, handsomely to deliver Ndigbo to them for this game. Biafra is the only correct answer to Nigeria’s game, not Igbo presidency.
By the same token, we want to reiterate here, as the possibility increases for a Sovereign National Conference, that any conference whose goal or agenda is to keep Nigeria one, will never work, and we shall not be part of it. Let us state the reason as succinctly as possible: the trouble with Nigeria is one-Nigeria; any attempted solution to the problem of Nigeria—the problem that is Nigeria—whose aim is to keep Nigeria one is therefore no solution at all: it fails even before it has started because it is only reinforcing the problem, not proposing a real solution. It is the structure of one-Nigeria that constitutes the engine of civil and governance failures, corruption, arrogance, fraud, avarice, poverty, and wasted human potential in Nigeria today. It is the structure of one-Nigeria that has empowered the North to dominate the rest of Nigeria; to exploit the rest of Nigeria, grabbing resources from other places; to make Nigeria a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) without seeking the consent of non-Muslims, and in the meantime, develop and retain the Sharia alternative to Nigerian constitution, Nigerian law and Nigerian citizenship. Continue with one Nigeria, and this malignant aberration persists and gets worse. For Biafrans specifically, it is the structure of one–Nigeria that is the enabling force for the whole of Nigeria mistreating, killing, dispossessing, exploiting, humiliating and dehumanizing Igbo / Biafrans as a policy and routine, without challenge, without accountability. It is the same structure that provides so-called leadership for Igbo / Biafrans—“leaders” who see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing and do nothing about these malicious and nefarious policies directed against their own people, and yet, see fit to persecute those, like MASSOB, working for change. This, then, is one-Nigeria for you: it is the cancer. To provide protection for the cancer ravaging one and then, turn around and believe the problem is gone, is great deception and psychological denial: this is the fate of any conference whose goal is keeping Nigeria one. The Sovereign National Conference ought to be about the recognition and ratification of the different national sovereignties presently suffering in Nigeria; at the conference, these sovereign nations will decide what inter-national agreements to go into. That, we can countenance; anything else is for the dogs, and we won’t bother with it. Biafra is our answer: nothing else will suffice.
Let us remember 53 Biafrans attending a soccer event in Lagos who were arrested by the Nigeria Police and charged with treason. Those who bring so much injustice to others, for any reason whatsoever, shall surely face karmic judgment and justice—Amen!
Really, only Biafra can prevent such in the future. And, it shall be, because that’s God’s intention—
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 e 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 e wetara unu okwu si na onu Chineke anyi na a si 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 a nwu, ma na okike nke Chineke, nke bu unu dum, ga a di ndu, ma na eri kwa ndu, bie kwa ogologo ndu. Nde Biafra: Okwu Chineke a wughi ihe efu.
Anyi a hu la otu ihe si na e mebi na ala Nigeria. Ihe ndia na ile me re ke mgbe onwa abuo ta na a kuziri anyi ihe anyi ma a ma mbu, nke wu na Obasanjo na nde Nigeria kporo Ndigbo na ndi MASSOB na ndi Biafra ugwu. Otu ha si na eme ndi ozo, o wughi otu a ka ha si na eme ndi Biafra ma o bu ndi MASSOB ma o bu Ndigbo. Mgbe o bula, ha na acho anyi mmegbu na ogbugbu; ma o wuru ndi ozo, ha na ha e ri e, ňuo o. Maka nke a, ndi Igbo ndi Biafra kwesiri i we iwe wesiri udi mmadu di ka Joe Irukwu, onye ka na ekwu si na ndi Igbo ndi Biafra ka noro na ime Nigeria. Onye owula, ma o wu otu owula, nke si Ndigbo no ro na ime Nigeria wu onye iro ndi Igbo, onye iro ndi Biafra. Ndi Biafra ga e bido ugbua na aruputa nde di otu a ma o wu otu di otua aka, ka ha mara kwa na ha wu ndi iro anyi. Otu Ohaneze, ge e kwa nti; o wuru na ikwu Joe Irukwu na azu, gi e soro la ya wu ru onye iro ndi Igbo-ndi Biafra.
Ka anyi we re kwa oghere a kwue ya ozo: o wu so o so Biafra ka anyi na a cho; o nweghi ihe ozo anyi choro ma o wu ebe ozo anyi na a ga. Ndi mba ndi ozo—ndi Yoruba na ndi Awusa na acho i noro onwe ha ka ha zoo ndu na oga-na-ihu ndi nke ha. Otu a ka MASSOB ji na a zotara anyi Biafra. Otu a ka anyi na ile jiri kwekorita na o wu so o so Biafra ka anyi choro. Onye o wula choro i mebi ihe anyi na a cho, onye ahu a gho o la enyi Obasanjo na Nigeria, si te otua, onye ahu wu onye iro ndi Biafra.
Anyi a nu la na o nwere onye ochichi governor na ala Igbo nke na e kwu ka iwe odi ya maka uzo ojo o di na ala Igbo na ala Biafra. Anyi e we re na a ju ya ebe o no kembge afo isii ta mgbe ihe jiri jo o oke njo na ala anyi? O wu kwa ya na nde PDP na Obasanjo na nde Nigeria jiko tara aka na e megbu na na e gbu anyi wu ndi umu nne na umu nna ya; na na e gbu ndi MASSOB ndi na acho ka e megharia ihe, ka ihe di ri ndi Igbo mma si na inweta Biafra?
Mara kwa unu, ndi Biafra, na ihe anyi na a cho a wughi ka onye Igbo wu ru onye ochichi president ndi Nigeria na afo 2007—o wurugodu na Nigeria ka di ndu (Chukwu e kweghi la!) ru e mgbe ahu. Anyi a choghi ihe o bula gbasara Nigeria: so o so Biafra wu ihe anyi na a cho.
Na otu a kwa ka anyi a gaghi e je nzuko a na a kpo Sovereign National Conference (ma o wu ru ma o ga e nwe isi), o wu ru na ihe ha na acho i me wu ka Nigeria diri na otu. Ma ka owu i cho i di na otu Nigeria wu ihe mebiri Nigeria: Nigeria e nweghi ike i wu otu. Aja na mmiri na mmanu e nweghi ike i wu otu. O wu maka ha ji ri ike ime ka Nigeria wu ru otu ka ndi Awusa na ndi Nigeria ji na e gbu na na e megbu na na a ghogbu Ndigbo oge na ile; ma ka nke a, oganiru e nweghi ike i ru te Nigeria aka. Mana o wu Biafra ga a kwusi ihe ojo o a na ile a na e me ndi Igbo ndi Biafra na ime ala ojo o ahu a na a kpo Nigeria.
Ndi Biafra: unu e chefu kwa la na ndi Police na Lagos ti nyere na nga ogu-abuo-na-iri-na-ato nde umu nne anyi ndi MASSOB, si na ha dara iwu a na a kpo Treason; mana ezi okwu ya wu na ihe umu nne anyi me re wu i ga gba a boolu futubolu na fildu, na azo ihe ha kporo Uwazurike Cup. Na e kpe unu ekpere, na kwere kwa unu okwukwe na ihe ojo o na ile me re umu nne anyi ndi a ga a dakwasi ndi Police ndi me re ha ihe ojo o—iihia a!
O wu so o so inweta Biafra ga akwusi ihe ojo o a na ile di otu a nke ha na eme ndi Igbo-ndi Biafra. O wu ihe me re Chineke ji ri ke e Biafra, ke e kwa anyi nde Biafra, bia we re nye anyi Biafra.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!! Ma ka Chineke no nyere la gi!
Nde ewo unu!
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