This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For December 18th, 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 permanent: It is permanence, itself.
We are still gathering details of the attack and harassment of MASSOB members attending a meeting in Onuimo, Okigwe, at Ralph Uwazurike, the leader’s residence, last Friday; and the arrest and detention of some of the members in attendance, by the Nigerian Police and State Security Services (SSS). We lend our full support to all the victims and casualties of this unconscionable raid; we shall never forget them. And, we are glad to report that members of MASSOB, along with Ralph Uwazurike, are undaunted in our commitment to self-determination for our people—for the actualization of Biafra. MASSOB activities continue, and daily, more of our people want to join officially. They—we—shall not be intimidated. We also know the names of the chief participants and executors of this atrocity: they shall never escape justice, as they will be brought to book to face charges, when the time is right, for their ignoble and murderous role today. The United Nations Human Rights Courts have demonstrated that no indicted person can be absolved on the grounds and reason of “merely following orders.”
It is quite interesting to note that while Anambra was being destroyed and burned by armed thugs, the same Police and SSS were in hiding, lacking the courage to face armed bandits. But, when it comes to unarmed men and women who have made it clear that they walk and act the path of non-violence in the exercise of their God-given and humanity-guaranteed human and civil rights, these cowards finally recover their non-existent mettle, rush in in numbers (which they previously denied they could muster during the recent Anambra crisis), and proceed to shoot, maim, kill, arrest and detain unarmed civilians. Such “bravery”! Well, we have news for them: they will run out of ammunition, and out of jail space, and out of bloodthirsty and coward butchers and murderers, and we will only just have begun on Biafra! They have no clue about our tenacious determination to actualize Biafra in spite of their criminal and tormenting actions.
If these Nigerian murderers had any sense at all, the recent events in Nigeria should have been cause for pause and rethink on their part. On our part, if anyone still needs a refresher as to why we must have Biafra, these same events should serve the purpose well. The events we are referring to are the exchange of letters between General Obasanjo and Mr. Ogbeh, the PDP National Chairman; and the elicited reaction of so-called leaders and other prominent persons living in Nigeria.
One of the most salient issues is the acknowledgement and validation of what we have always known—that PDP rigged the elections in (all of Biafraland, not just in) Anambra, during the 2003 elections. It was rather obvious, since our people responded with unanimity, just like later on August 26 2004, to our call for a Biafra-unity and solidarity-vote for APGA. Today, General Obasanjo, the president of Nigeria, himself, has a written confirmation that he was informed about Anambra elections-rigging, and was thus well-aware of it.
Fellow Biafrans, it is bad enough that our people’s mandate was stolen by Obasanjo and PDP. What is much worse is what Obasanjo did and how he reacted to it. Today, you see and hear deceivers walking around and trying to convince you to work within the Nigerian system to improve the lot of Igbo-Biafrans. It is like asking you to stay and live in the sewer and while confined therein, to work to get yourself to smell like a human being. Yes, the players in Nigeria never play fair—never did, never do, never will. They asked our people to use the courts to obtain remedy regarding the rigged elections. Well, when APGA challenged the rigged results in Anambra, did the PDP own up? No. Did Ogbeh own up? Did Ubah own up? No. Did Ngige own up? No. Since the case is still going on, did Obasanjo report to the courts that he now has (new) information bearing on this case—that he has received reliable notice that PDP never won the elections in Anambra? The answer is, No. Should not a responsible individual have reported this to the courts, somehow either through INEC, the so-called Attorney General, or directly to the courts? Anyone who respects the law should have. Especially the president of a country! But, not Obasanjo!
So, when you can’t seek redress and find justice in the court system in a case as obvious as this, what other choice, what other recourse, do you have?
To rub salt on an injury, consider the response of the other people. We neither see nor hear of any moral outrage against PDP, or against the president; instead, sycophants and others are rallying around him in his quarrel with Ogbeh. You don’t hear them question the integrity and honesty of this man, Mr. Obasanjo. Who would really want to live in a society and structure like this, an environment where people openly support what is obviously wrong, and openely support the self-admitted wrong-doer?
Yet, that is not all—not quite. In spite of this admission, General Obasanjo still considers himself an example of morality and uprightness—imagine that!—spending time preaching down to hapless peoples living in Nigeria, accusing them of not having morals, and not measuring up to standard in righteousness. And, the peoples do nothing about it. And Obasanjo actually believes his own self, and rules Nigeria as such? Why would anyone want to stay in Nigeria?
To cap it, Obasanjo touts his mantra: he will give his life to defend Nigeria—this same Nigeria, this same man? Is this the type of man you want to share a country with? Is this the type of country you want to belong with? Yes, there are those lined up—like Babangida and company—who are of the same mold and mien as Obasanjo and who definitely plan on keeping Nigeria along the same backward course to perdition. Is this what you want for yourself? Is this what you want for your family, for your children?
Fellow Biafrans: Nigeria is not just an unlivable place; Nigeria is one big fat lie and one huge hypocrisy—an immorality. And, it condemns and corrupts everyone and everything connected to it into liars and hypocrites and depravity. To continue to want to be part of Nigeria when we have a choice—the choice of Biafra—given such blatant immorality, is to commit soul-suicide and to mortally wound the spirit. Rejecting Nigeria is a moral obligation.
Biafra is the only alternative. Biafra is the only option for life—of the body, of the soul, and of the spirit. That is why we hold on to Biafra, why we must have Biafra, because outside of Biafra is an unthinkable hell called Nigeria.
Biafra alive! because God makes it so—that we might find, and know, life.
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: Okwu Chineke ga a digide!
Anyi ka na e che i nweta ozi maka ihe nde Nigeria Police na nde SSS mere na ulo Ralph Uwazurike na ubochi Friday gara aga mbge ndi igwe ndi otu MASSOB na e me nzuko na ebe ahu. Anyi nuru na ndi polici na SSS gbagburu ufodu nde otu MASSOB na ebe ahu; jide kwa ufodu were we ga ha na nga; ma anyi e nwetaghi bee aha nde otu MASSOB nde a. Anyi na a kwado ndi ya na ile, na a gwa ha na anyi e nweghi ike i chefu ihe gbasara ha na mgbali ha maka anyi i nweta Biafra. Mana ihe anyi nwere ike i gwa unu wu na ihe a mere otua a kwusighi nde MASSOB na oru oma ha na aru na ihe gbasara anyi i nweta Biafra. Ndi MASSOB si na o nweghi ihe nwere ike i me ha ka ha hapu ihe anyi na acho, otu anyi siri we e na a cho ya, nke wu nweta Biafra. Anyi na kwa a gwa unu na anyi ji aha ndi Nigeria so ro me ihe ojoo a; sote sote, anyi ga e wega ha na cotu ndi uwa-dum mgbe oge ruru maka ihe aru ha mere nde MASSOB nde Biafra ta. O wu kwa o wu otu ndi polici ya wu nde jiri ujo gbafu oso mgbe ndi ji egbe—ka ha ji—gara mebi sia ihe na Anambra. Ma a bia zie na ihe gbasara ndi MASSOB, ndi e jighi ma o wu egbe ma o wu mma ma o wu ogu, ike e sie ndi polici. Ihe ha a maghi wu na o nweghi kwa nu ihe nwere ike ime ka anyi hapu Biafra ozo o—ma ha na e gbu anyi egbu ma ha na a tu anyi nga.
A si na ndi otu polici na SSS wu nde nwere ogugu isi ma o wu ako, ha ga a tule ihe mere na izu a na Nigeria, were otua gbanwe e obi ha maka Nigeria. Ihe ahu mere na e nye aka ka anyi na e cheta ihe anyi jiri we e horo Biafra. Na izu ya, site na ihe Obsanjo de re na uka ya na Ogbeh, onye isi nde PDP, na eso, anyi a gu o la na a gwara Obasanjo agwa na ndi PDP zu ru vote na oghi na Anambra na election 2003. Ma o nweghi ihe Obasanjo mere gbasara ya. O wuru onye ozo, onye na a sopuru Iwu ala, onye ahu ga a gwa ndi cotu ihe o nuru gbasara ihe a. Onye di na okwa isi ala Nigeria kwesiri i sopuru Iwu ala—ma Obasanjo a naghi e me otua ahu. Nke mere ka anyi hu na Obasanjo a daa la iwu. Ma Obasanjo e kwetaghi na ya dara iwu, kama, ya na a si na aka ya di ocha, ma na aka ndi ozo o a dighi ocha. Nke na a kpasu anyi iwe wu na o nwere ndi igwe mmadu ndi ka na a kwado Obasanjo, kwuru ya na azu na ihe a, ebe ha ma chakwa na ihe Obasanjo mere a dighi mma. Gwa unu anyi otu onye o wula na acho ezi okwu ma na e so uzo nke Chi anyi—Chineke—ga a cho i bi na obodo udi ihe di otua na e me mbge na ile? Ebe ndi mmadu na ahu aru, ma ha na akwado ya ka o wu ihe di mma, ka o wu ihe ziri ezi?
Nigeria wu ajoo obodo; Onye a si, “ghoro otu na ime obodo abuo: Biafra ma o wu Nigeria,” ma onye ahu a ga a ghoro Nigeria, onye ahu e gbu o la onwe ya, gbuo chi ya, gbuo kwa mmuo ya. O wu maka nke a ka anyi jiri na a cho i nweta Biafra, mara kwa na o nweghi ebe ozo anyi ga a ga na a wughi kwa Biafra. O wu maka Nigeria wu onwu, ma na Biafra wu ndu, ka Chineke anyi jiri ke e Biafra, ke e ma me e kwa anyi ndi Biafra.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!! Ma ka Chineke no nyere la gi!
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