This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For November 20th, 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: Count on the Word of God.
This week, we shall take up the Anambra Crisis. Before we get there, we should not fail to bring to your attention some of what is troubling our nation—the Nation of the people of Biafra.
Chief efulefu, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as the Chair of the Strategy and Planning Committee of Ohaneze, has planned what he calls “World Igbo Summit” in mid-December, and his theme, “Agenda for Ndigbo”—that is, Ndigbo in Nigeria—to examine aspects of Igbo life, including “...social ethos” because “...social values of Ndigbo were being eroded rapidly…” Chineke – e! We ask: who is more responsible for the erosion of such Igbo social values and the destruction of Igbo ethical values than Iwuanyanwu himself? Let us remind us all. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu was the Chair of the Ohaneze Committee charged with finding and electing an Igbo presidential candidate in Nigeria for the 2003 elections. But Iwuanyanwu ended up being bought and paid for by Obasanjo to elect him, Obasanjo, president, instead; without regard for any ethics or values, without regard to the respect for his position in Ohaneze, and to his charge by Ohaneze and obviously without respect for Ndigbo people and Ndigbo’s “social ethos” and “social values.” Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu never one day acknowledged that he did wrong; he never apologized to Ndigbo for this. His organization, Ohaneze, instead rewards him with another Chairmanship. This is the same man who, today, is talking about erosion of Igbo values and loss of ethos? Is he not the perfect example of such pathology? The gall of it all! Such a hypocrite!
Anyone can call any summit for Ndigbo, anytime. Any organization can call meetings to discuss Igbo agenda. However, there is only one overriding Igbo agenda today: that is Biafra actualization. On August 26, our people confirmed this agenda. Prior to that, at the 2003 elections, our people also then pulled together, gave a solidarity and unity vote for APGA on behalf of Biafra, at our urging; but the election results were shamelessly rigged. The message is clear—Biafra, Biafra, Biafra!—except to those who, like Iwuanyanwu and his Ohaneze organization, are taking and getting money from their one-Nigeria masters to sell out their own people. That will not work any more.
Let us re-state it here for all to hear: nothing will work for Ndigbo as long as they remain under one-Nigeria. Biafra is the only solution. The only genuine Igbo agenda today remains Biafra actualization: thank God for the Biafran people, for MASSOB, BAF, BF and other staunch pro-Biafra organizations who are pursuing the agenda with undivided commitment. As soon as we formalize Biafra, then Biafra nation-building and culture / tradition-rehabilitation agenda will take precedence. Any other agenda at this time should be, and will be, ignored.
From one efulefu and hypocrite, we move to another. While Anambra burned and Ndigbo mourned, Orji Uzor Kalu was in the North celebrating Sallah with his friends—not quietly: he wanted to let all Ndigbo know where he was and what he was doing, so he was blaring it through the news media (just as he did last year at the same occasion). As if that was not enough, as soon as Kalu landed at the Owerri airport, he had the gall to praise and thank Obasanjo for “...his prompt and decisive action” in Anambra “which prevented it from escalating into a full-blown crisis…” If it is any consolation, we can state here that whatever Kalu received during his revelry from his Northern Muslim hosts is truly working. Only an idiot bereft of any gray matter could make such an idiotic and ignorant statement concerning the Anambra Crisis and Obasanjo’s role in it.
Here again, we see another self-styled so-called “Igbo leader” who, while his people are suffering great injustice, goes off to make merriment and enjoy himself in Northern lands with his Muslim friends; then, returns to Igboland-Biafraland to talk nonsense—lots of nonsense—reflecting a gross insensitivity to his own people’s sorry plight, and a deep ignorance of the real situation. It is for such as Orji Kalu that the word, “efulefu” was designed by our people. He wears it so well and it fits perfectly. We ask all our people to treat Orji Uzor Kalu like the efulefu that he has made himself—all by himself.
This appropriately brings us to the issue of the Anambra crisis, of which only the truly stupid and dense think started only last week, or has been solved—and solved by Obasanjo’s recent action, no less? It is true that PDP rigged the elections in 2003 all over Nigeria, and the plan had been perfected when 2 years before the election, Anenih declared that “...there [is] no vacancy in Aso Rock...” It is true that Obasanjo, the functional and titular head and the controller of PDP, had a hand and say in all this fraud. It is equally true that PDP used so-called “godfathers,” with the blessing of Obasanjo himself, to finance and effect their rigging machine. Thus, there are many “PDP-Uba’s” in all wards and regions of Nigeria, these being the wicked human faces in this evil machinery.
Anambra PDP-machinations unraveled because Obasanjo, even before 2003, made it a personal duty to mess with Ndigbo all over Biafraland (and Nigeria, for that matter). But, the rationale was that once he, Obasanjo, controls Anambra, then, he will have succeeded in placing all Igbo-Biafra under his stool, or maybe literally, in his stool. Remember that Anambra problems were ongoing even well before 2003 and the catalyst and fuel for all the problems were all traced to Obasanjo and his pathologic obsession with a personal conquest of Ndigbo-Biafrans.
It was not enough to rig the elections all over Biafraland in his favor, but Obasanjo especially had to have direct control of Anambra through his PDP party (we always knew that APGA won Anambra [and all of Biafra for that matter]; and now, we are quite certain). Because of this, Obasanjo allowed the police-led coup that attempted to remove Ngige, the PDP fraud-governor, from Anambra. In the ensuing melee, the same Obasanjo who swore to uphold the constitution of Nigeria—flawed as it is—decided to act, for the second time in the matter, contrary to the stipulation of that constitution. He called such an egregious crime as a police-led coup against an elected (even if fraudulent) governor a “PDP-family affair.” In the end, nobody was tried and convicted and punished for this crime—all because Obasanjo said so. This, according to Obasanjo, was not a matter for the law of the land to decide: it was a mere PDP-party affair, where, of course Obasanjo himself is the head of the PDP-family who rules with an iron fist, autocratic and dictatorial authority.
When the fallout from Obasanjo’s unprofessional and unconstitutional acts in the Ngige-Anambra crisis finally got to court, the actions of the Obasanjo government in court and post court-decision showed now without a doubt who was behind these machinations: it was, as suspected, Obasanjo himself, using the instruments of his party, PDP, and the instruments of the government; manhandling and intimidating judges and disobeying court orders.
So, when we say that Obasanjo and PDP are responsible for what is going on in Anambra today, we are right on the mark: we know what we are talking about—and not just we; you, too, know all this, but we had to repeat it. Hence, you see how stupid and ludicrous it is for any sane person to give credit to Obasanjo for solving an on-going crisis, a fire which Obasanjo himself is constantly stoking. We have told our people that as long as PDP rules in Anambra, the crisis is not over yet. Ngige and Uba are PDP: ultimately, they will take orders from Obasanjo—orders that never bode well for Anambra, nor for Ndigbo-Biafrans in general.
With the current flare-up, recall that they (Obasanjo, Ngige and co.) were initially calling it a “Security problem” until they realized that the Police would be indicted, for collusion and obviously deliberate non-performance. But, if the Police is indicted, then, that’s a direct indictment of the person in charge of the Police, too. No, it’s not Balogun: Obasanjo is in charge of the Nigeria police, and Balogun only takes orders from him and operates the police force according to the mood, disposition and discretion of Obasanjo.
So, next, “they” decided to call it a “political problem”—well? Is that the same as a PDP-minus-the-“family”-moniker problem, or is it? What solutions have ever worked since PDP has been presiding over the crisis, deliberately keeping it from the courts and even from real Igbo people? Keep in mind that PDP = Obasanjo.
You can imagine Kalu’s folly when he starts congratulating Obasanjo today for solving the Anambra crisis. What an idiotic notion! When is Kalu going to learn anything? So long as PDP is in charge of Anambra, the crisis will continue. Only the handing over of power to APGA, whom we all voted for in the first instance, as a demonstration of Biafra Will, in unity and solidarity, will eliminate this Anambra crisis. Not any PDP fake settlement of which all have failed thus far.
The Anambra crisis is only one manifestation of our un-ending troubles and problems arising because we still find ourself as a nation in one-Nigeria today. The other manifestations are: the outright rigging of elections by Obasanjo and PDP along with the fact that they can get away with it unchallenged; and the fact that even after that, there will be sycophants like Kalu, Egwu, Nnamani, Iwuanyanwu, Irukwu and a few more, still singing the praises of Obasanjo and one-Nigeria. Add to that, bad roads and zero or decaying infrastructure for over 30 years, and that there is nothing we can do about it. And the destruction of our property, whether in the North, or, as we have seen, in our own land either by Nigeria police systems directly (as in MASSOB property), or indirectly by their failing to do their job while PDP political agents destroy our public property (as in Anambra). And, there is nothing we can do about it. Or, the unjust arrest and detention and tormenting of our people anywhere in Nigeria, with impunity, and in some instances, in defiance of court orders; often, Igbo-Biafra so-called governors order and assist such arrests, and there is nothing we can do about it. Our people get killed all over Nigeria and even in our own land by Nigerian civilians, soldiers and police, without justification or explanation; with impunity and derision, without accountability—and there is just nothing we can do about it.
Fellow Biafrans: we, as a nation, a culture and a people are dying because of one-Nigeria. We are being destroyed in body, in soul and in spirit by one-Nigeria. We must get out of Nigeria.
Biafra actualization is the only real solution. It is now a moral imperative for us to leave Nigeria and get into our own country. Otherwise, how are we going to face our children? Yes, we can face our own selves only barely now, more or less comfortable with our shame. But more importantly, how are we going to face our Maker when we get there, only to say we did nothing (= commit suicide), while we lived in, and watched, Nigeria pass a death-sentence on us, and we continued to watch her execute the sentence against us?
Biafra alive! Because that’s how God intends it; God also intends for Biafrans to live—as Biafrans, in that land.
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 a kpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International radio di na Washington DC na ala Amerika na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Na mbido, anyi na e wetara unu okwu si na onu Chineke anyi na a si na Ya a gaghi e kwe ka okike Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site na ighi ihe ojo o ahu a na a kpo Nigeria. Chineke na e kwu si na Nigeria ga a nwu, ma na okike nke Chineke, nke bu unu dum, ga a di ndu, ma na e ri kwa ndu, bie kwa ogologo ndu. Nde Biafra: Kwe re kwa na nkwa Okwu Chineke, maka o ga e mezu.
Tupu anyi e kwu o ihe gbasara ihe na e me na Anambra, anyi na e fufe ishi maka efulefu Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu onye isi otu comitii nde otu Ohaneze. Iwuanyanwu si na ya na a kpo mgbako ndi Igbo ka ha tulee ihe ga a diri ndi Igbo mma, maka ome-na-ala ndi Igbo na ha e mebi cha a la. Ma o wu efulefu Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu onye e tinyere ya na aka ka a chota onye Igbo ga a wu president Nigeria na oge 2003 elections, ma ya wu Iwuanayanwu a ga a nara Obasanjo ego, rie ego ahu, ga zie ga me e ihe obula na ile i ji me e ka Obasanjo wuru president, chefuo na o wu onye Igbo ka a siri ya nye aka ka e me e president. Ya wu Iwuanayanwu a bia zie ugbu a, na e kwu ka ya o huru Ndigbo na anya. Unu gbasi kwa ya na mgbako ya nkiti. O wu so o so Biafra ka Ndigbo choro; o nweghi ihe ozo mgbako Ndigbo ga a tule ma o bughi inweta Biafra. Na August 26, o wu ihe unu gwara anyi. Mgbe unu tunyere APGA votu na 2003, unu gwa kwara anyi na o wu naani Biafra ka anyi na acho. MASSOB na BAF na BF na otu ndi ozo ndi kwadoro Biafra wu nde anyi kwesiri i ga nzuko na mgbako ha, maka ha kwekotara na inweta Biafra.
Onye efulefu ozo wu Orji Uzo Kalu, onye na a kpa nganga maka ya lotara site na ala ndi Awusa ebe ya na ha na añuri na e me Salla. Ihe mbu putara Kalu na onu wu i ja Obasanjo na i na eto Obasanjo maka otu Kalu si na Obasanjo siri kwusi ihe na e me na Anambra. Kalu wu ewu: a si na o nwere obere ako o ga a mara na o wu Obasanjo na e bute nsogbu na ile di na Anambra. Efulefu Kalu gara a ma kwa na o nweghi ihe Obasanjo mere ugbu a nke ga e weta udo na Anambra. Maka o wuru na PDP no na ochichi na Anambra, udo e nweghi ike i di na Anambara. Ihe gbasara Anambra gbasara Igbo-Biafra na ile; mgbe Anambra na e be, Igbo-Biafra na ile kwesiri i na e be; ma Kalu gawara la ala Awusa ka ya na nde Awusa na e ri na añuri. Tufiakwa!
Mara kwa unu na o wu Obasanjo na e me ka nsogbu di na Anambra na na ebe owula na ala Igbo-Biafra. O ji ri PDP ga zuru votu na okwa, we re zie nke a na a cho i ji aka ya i dogbu ndi Igbo, bido na Anambra. Ma ndi polisi ya wu Obasanjo, ma ndi ami ya, o ji siri ha we e na e megbu Igbo-Biafra. O ji kwa PDP, nke ya wu onye isi ya, ebe Uba na Ngige wu kwa ndi otu PDP, we re na a cho i shi Anambra ihu na ala. Maka nka, unu mara kwa na o wu so o so inweta Biafra ga a kwusi nsobgu ndi Anambra na Igbo-Biafra na ile.
Ndi Biafra: anyi na a gwa unu na ihe ojo o na ile na e me Igbo-Biafra ta ta wu maka Igbo-Biafra ka no na ime one-Nigeria ta. O wu one-Nigeria na e me ka Obasanjo na PDP na ndi Nigeria ndi ozo o na e megbu ma na e gbu Igbo-Biafra na oge obula, na ebe obula. O wu one-Nigeria na e me ka ha me e chakwa anyi wu Igbo-Biafra ihe aru di otua, ka o nweghi kwa nu ihe anyi ga e me gbasara ya. O wu maka one-Nigeria ka ndi efulefu na ile ndi a na a ja Obasanjo na ndi enyi ya, na e to ha, ebe ndi efulefu a ma cha kwa maka ihe ojo o ndi ya na e me umu nne ha na umu nna ha wu ndi Igbo-Biafra. E wepu one-Nigeria, o nweghi otu ihe nde a na ile ga e nwe ike i na e me anyi.
Maka nke a, unu a huna na o wu i puta na ime ala one-Nigeria wu ihe ga a zo anyi; ma o wughi otua, anyi ga a nwusi—one-Nigeria ga e gbu chasi anyi na ile. Ma anyi a gaghi e kwe ka o me e otua: anyi ga apu ga wara na ala Biafra. O wuru na anyi hapu Nigeria ka o gbue anyi, kedu ihe anyi ga a gwa umu aka anyi? Kedu ihe anyi ga a gwa Chi anyi mgbe anyi garulu ebe ahu—anyi ga a si Ya wu Chi anyi na anyi no nga ahu na e le Nigeria ya na e gbu anyi, ma o nweghi ihe anyi mere gbasara ya? Tufiakwa!
Anyi ga e nweta Biafra ugbu a. Otua ka Chineke Biafra—Chineke kere anyi ndi Biafra—siri cho ya.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!! Ma ka Chineke no nyere la gi!
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