This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For December 25th, 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: Especially on Christmas Day, mark ye the Word of God.
Christmas is a season and an occasion which carries with it its own joy and peace of mind, independent of man’s condition or deeds and man’s realities. It is such joy and peace and goodwill which we wish you today. Christmas assures that God will penetrate the wall of hell built by man around fellow man, to reach His creation and offer solace and serenity to him. Accept Christmas, allow God’s presence; capture God’s gesture.
We know your suffering. This year, even rice is expensive and of low quality—probably half-rice half-sand. Chicken and fowl are priced out of the reach of most. Turkey is not affordable. Neither is beef or goat meat. And even if you have chicken and rice, how are you going to cook them? There is no firewood. Kerosene is too costly—when you can find it. Petrol spirit is very expensive, and you can’t get it either.
The traditional purchase of new clothing for children and young adults to celebrate Christmas is no longer affordable; many will go without a new shred of linen on their bodies for the occasion. If you want to visit family and friends, be prepared for roads that do not exist, since driving on them is impossible, and even going on foot is well-nigh impossible.
This is only scratching the surface of the wall of hell which God’s Power has to penetrate before it can reach us with His Divine package of peace and joy and goodwill. And, God can, will, and has done so.
We illustrate what is happening to our people today using references to recent events. Mr. Uche Onyeagocha in Owerri showed unusual courage and bravery when he opposed SSS’ intimidation and propaganda to state categorically that it is bad governance which breaks up a country such as Nigeria, not MASSOB or like organizations; while SSS parroted the inane and insane illogical argument that Sovereign National Conference and MASSOB threaten Nigeria. The third event is the Ohaneze / WIC exercise which produced typical nonsense from efulefu Joe Irukwu, its spokesperson, regarding “Nigerian presidency for the Igbo” come 2007.
Let us start with efulefu Irukwu and the constituency he represents and their incredibly naïve, if not outrightly stupid and foolish, plan to waste Igbo energy and resources to force an Igbo as president on anti-Igbo, Igbo-phobic Nigeria, and on Igbo-killing peoples of Nigeria. Nigeria does not want Igbo except as slaves; to exploit Igbo ingenuity and Igbo wealth and resources to build up and sustain Nigeria while excepting Igboland. Nigeria does not want, and will never allow, an Igbo to rule her—as a spite and to express her envy turned into hatred, disdain, contempt and loathe against the Igbo. If Irukwu and his ilk can admit this obvious situation, it would allow them to see that one does not force oneself unto a relationship that does not want one as oneself, but only as a slave and hate-object; as much as one should not be forced into such a relationship. Then they could admit what is also rather obvious: there is no place for Ndigbo-Biafrans in Nigeria.
Let’s even assume that Irukwu works towards this Ohaneze’s plan. The first thing they should have done is to refer to 2003 when a similar plan was sabotaged openly by no other than Iwuanyanwu, the very same person who was the Chair of the Ohaneze Committee to elect an Igbo President in 2003. Ohaneze never punished Iwuanyanwu to make an example of him; Ohaneze never demanded an apology from Iwuanyanwu to address the betrayal and treachery and insult to Ndigbo and to Ohaneze. Rather, Ohaneze rewarded Iwuanyanwu with another Chair. Not only that: Ohaneze allowed Iwuanyanwu to organize the current jamboree, a show of his hypocrisy. It is from this meeting that the nonsense about “Nigerian Presidency of Igbo extraction” is now issuing from the mouths of hypocrites and those who pretend that history never happened.
Consider this: 2003 elections were roundly rigged. What or who is to prevent 2007 from being similarly rigged? Do we not see all the same players acting the same roles and acting out the same script? With 110% certainty, if it ever gets to that, 2007 elections will be rigged. What did the peoples do about the rigging of 2003 elections? Nothing. What did INEC do? Nothing. What did the post-election tribunals do? Nothing. In the rare instance when the rigged result was overturned, the judgment of the tribunal is largely ignored. What did the people do? Nothing. What has Government done about it? Nothing that is correct or legal or just; rather, Obasanjo and his government quickly usurped power and self-legitimized, claiming the peoples’ mandate.
The big question is this: what has Ohaneze done about such rigging? Nothing. When Irukwu was asked at the jamboree what he thought of Obasanjo’s admission that he was credibly informed that Anambra state elections were rigged and he, Obasanjo, did nothing about it, did Irukwu express moral outrage? Social outrage? Legal outrage? Constitutional outrage? Concerns about future elections not being rigged? No, no, no, no and no! So, here is Irukwu, along with his Ohaneze and WIC, “leading” Ndigbo, and proverbially placing all Ndigbo’s eggs in the one basket of 2007 elections; and he does not have the guts to even challenge the rigging of the last one, even when given a huge and incontrovertible opportunity?
Here, then, is the shame of Irukwu and Ohaneze and WIC in pursuing the so-called “Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction” for 2007. They all know that 2007 has already been rigged, even as we speak. They all know that it has already been bequeathed to Babangida, at this point. They know that they cannot do anything about it—even if they were inclined to, in the first place. All they want to do is to say, “Oh, we tried our best; for the sake of peace and ‘democracy’ and ‘unity,’ we have to accept the results…,” come 2007, just as they have done for 2003. Worse still, they will accept “settlement money” from Babangida and PDP to make it permanent. The result, for our people, is that we will have wasted, once again, 2003 to 2007 and beyond, until God knows when?
Fellow Biafrans: piss on Irukwu / Ohaneze / WIC plans. Spit on their deceit and hypocrisy. Shake your head at their idiocy. When Irukwu makes that aru of a lying statement again that “Ndigbo want to stay in Nigeria,” spit on him and hound him away. He cannot be allowed any more to continue to contribute to the destruction of our people. Nor can Ohaneze or WIC. We have turned our back on them, too.
From there, we move on to SSS who are so dumb and blinded by paid (false) loyalty that they fail to see that it is poor governance that destabilizes a country and finally moves people to seek self-determination. SSS is so stupid as to claim that sovereignty belongs to a country instead of to the people. Here we have part of a litany of true and fact-based serious issues about government misdeeds and governance failings of which SSS must be aware and must be part. SSS refuses to face this reality, and has the guts to lecture our people that MASSOB is bad for us and that Sovereign National Conference where sovereign ethnic nations come to the table to decide how to relate to one another is bad and illegal. Do these ignorant operatives even understand that self-determination is supported and upheld by the UN, to which Nigeria subscribes? Are they so shallow as not to understand what basic human rights are?
Imagine, for example, efulefu Amaechina and his SSS hypocrites occupying Owerri area. They see how bad our roads are. They see that we do not have potable water. We do not have electricity. We cannot find, never mind afford, food or what to cook it with. There are no jobs, although many of our people have double degrees. Yet we have oil, which Nigeria steals from right under our soil without returning any significant part of it to us. We have the best-quality Coal in the world—right under our own soil, but yet, we have to rely on unaffordable kerosene cut with Petrol for cooking. In the midst of these abject conditions, the SSS is intimidating and threatening us about our finding a way out of this predicament which is not of our making, but saddled on us by Nigeria?
Good thing that Mazi Uche Onyeagocha stood up and stood his grounds with courage and told the people and the SSS that it is bad governance that is responsible for Nigeria’s imminent breakup; that MASSOB is to be supported, being the movement that is spearheading the emancipation of the people from the shackles called Nigeria. Isn’t it nice to see that one person can stand up and not only speak the truth, but also offer his support for such, especially given an atmosphere of intimidation by the terror called SSS? Bravo, Mazi Onyeagocha for reminding us that there still exist Igbo-Biafrans with integrity and principles, and who will stand up for such values and virtues, no matter the circumstances.
Fellow Biafrans: three choices are presented to us today and tomorrow: each one of us has to make a decision because no one can be neutral. Are we going to choose Irukwu’s hypocritical one-Nigeria way as being pushed by Ohaneze (a self-appointed and self-interest organization purporting to represent Ndigbo but in fact, a vehicle of Obasanjo and Nigeria to hold Ndigbo forced into one-Nigeria)? Are we going to succumb and allow the SSS and Nigeria police and security agents to intimidate us into inaction and subjugation and acceptance of our current slave-situation, thus, oblivion? Or, are we going to continue on our march to Biafra, encouraged and reminded by the courage of heroes such as Onyeagocha, guided by the ongoing example and sacrifice of MASSOB?
Although the path is difficult, the choice is easy: Biafra. MASSOB. Because, even in spite of our own selves, God has spoken: “My nations will not be allowed to perish along with Nigeria. My peoples I have saved from the fate of lawless, hateful Nigeria; they live!” That is the promise of Christmas this year.
Biafra alive! Because that’s how God intends it.
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 kelee 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 ihi 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: Na oge Christmas a, nuru nkwa Okwu Chineke na e kwe.
O nwere otu oge Christmas na na ubochi Christmas na e ji e weta udo na obi-di-mma owurugodi na ihe ojo o gbara nde mmadu gburu gburu. O wu maka ihu-na-anya Chineke ga a chota rari anyi na ebe owula anyi di, ka udo na obi-di-mma Chineke ga a wu nke anyi na ubochi na na oge a.
Na ezia, na ezia, ihe ojo o gbara anyi gburu gburu: aha ihe ojoo ahu wu Nigeria. Na oge Christmas a, Rice na a da oke onu, wuru kwa nu aja aja. Okuko ma owu Toki ma owula di anu nnama ma o wu anu ewu na a da oke onu—owuru ma gi hu kwa nu ya ahu. O na a ra ahu i zu tara umu aka ma owula uwe ohuru i ji gba a Christmas ka anyi si e me na mgbe mbu.
O wu maka Nigeria—ihe Nigeria na e me anyi wu ndi Biafa—ka anyi ji na a ta ahuhu ojoo a na ile. Nihi nka, iwe ukwu we e re anyi mgbe nde SSS bia ra na nzuko ndi Biafra na Owerri bia na a gwa anyi na anyi dara iwu maka anyi na a cho i gawara onwe anyi hapu Nigeria, ga Biafra ebe ihe ga a diri anyi na umu anyi mma. Nde SSS we e na a si na nde MASSOB ndi na e nyere anyi aka i nweta Biafra dara iwu maka ha ga e si otua kpata nkewa Nigeria. Ma obi di anyi uto na Mazi Uche Onyeagocha gwara ndi anyi na ndi SSS na o wu maka ochichi ojo o Nigeria ka nkewa Nigeria ga e me; na a gwa ka ha na o nweghi ihe ojoo ndi MASSOB mere; na o nweghi iwu ndi MASSOB dara. Onye na a ta ahuhu kwesiri i nyere onwe ya aka i puta na ebe o na a ta ahuhu, ga wa ra ebe ozo. Anyi kele re Mazi Onyeagocha maka otu o siri kwu o okwu a ka dimkpa na e kwu ezi okwu, na a tuhgi ujo ndi SSS. O wu otua ka ndigbo-ndi Biafra na esi e me na oge gboo. Ndewo, Mazi Onyeagocha.
Ma le e kwa nu ihe efulefu Joe Irukwu na e kwu ya na ndi otu ya ndi Ohaneze na ndi WIC, ebe ha na e kwughere onu na a si na “ndi Igbo na a cho one-Nigeria.” Efulefu Joe Irukwu na ndi otu ya si na ha na a cho ka onye Igbo wuru president Nigeria na afo 2007. Ndi ya wu ndi nzuzu ma ha a wughi ndi aghugho ma o wu ndi iberibe. Le e unu ha: Obasanjo na ndi PDP ji ri aghugho na oghi zu o vote na election 2003; o nweghi ihe ndi Nigeria mere gbasara ya. O nweghi ihe Irukwu na Ohaneze mere gbasara ya. Irukwu na ndi otu ya, ma o wurugodi na ha kpuru isi, ga a mara kwa na ndi aghugho na ndi oshi ya na ile ka no kwa ngaa, na ha ebido la i tinye obi ha na anya ha na 2007, na akwado i gwu wayo ha, ebe ha e kwekoritala na o nweghi ike ka onye Igbo wuru president Nigeria. Ebe efulefu Irukwu, o nweghi ihe o mere gbasara ihe ojoo di otua na 2003, kedu kwa nu ihe o ga e me mgbe o ruru na 2007, mgbe ndi Awusa na Obasanjo na ndi Nigeria ga e tinye Babangida na okwa ahu na 2007? Chineke e kweghi kwa la ka Nigeria ka noro ndu rue afo 2007: ahuhu anyi na a ta ta a di nnukwu.
Ma na ihe a ka okwu Chineke na a gwa anyi: na Ya a gaghi e kwe ka onwu Nigeria nke ga e meriri, wuru onwu nke umu Ya wu Chineke. Chineke anyi ga a zoputa anyi wu umu Ya, ma Nigeria ga a nwu sisi a. Nke a wu nkwa Christmas nke afo ya na e kwe anyi.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!! Ma ka Chineke no-nyere la gi! Otua ka Chineke siri cho o ya.
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