This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For December 31st, 2005
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Our New Year Resolution is the release of
Benedict Alakwem, Ambrose Anyaso, Augustine Ihuoma, Chibuike Nwosu, Chimankpa Okorocha, and Kelechi Ubabuike;
Our New Year Wish is the divine compensation, consolation and comforting of all those who have fallen or have been injured or displaced or victimized for the sake of Biafra; our New Year Prayer is for divine strengthening, sustenance and protection of all those fighting the Biafra cause. Our New Year Goal is the formalization of a Sovereign and Independent Nation of Biafra, the logical result of our partnering with our God in the fulfillment of God’s Will for Biafra and our desire for blessed Biafra.
This New Year, we have a word or two for Biafran intellectuals and elite, especially Igbo-Biafrans, who have thus far behaved like Nigeria by choosing to completely ignore the existence, the importance, the will and desire, of the masses of Biafrans. We include among this group the Igbo and other Biafrans of the “political class” whose immeasurable failing shows as the total neglect of Igbo-Biafran masses, a class whose members brag while telling the rest of us that they are purely politicians, meaning that their goal is to win elections by any means possible, serve in “any government in power,” and live off public power and funds converted into personal power and loot, while absolutely neglecting the masses.
We want to remind the intelligentsia, elite and political class that Igbo and Biafran masses have spoken—not through the elitist media denied them by the gentry society, not through the pompous yet empty words of the “educated,” not through the hypocritical communiqués and conflicting, deceiving body language of the movers and shakers and economic powerhouses of the sick society called Nigeria: no. Igbo masses—Biafran masses—have spoken through consistent action:
These are incontrovertible facts: you, the elite, are the “educated” ones; you may choose to deny the facts, but you will only be fooling your own selves. When you put these facts together, you can see that our masses want Biafra, and they support and trust MASSOB and its agenda of a non-violent program for the actualization of Biafra. Our masses have declared for Biafra, NOT Nigeria; and they are with MASSOB. We thank our people for that.
We want to add, and you, the intelligentsia, can deny it if you want, that even in the arena of politics, it was Biafrans acting out of solidarity and unity for the sake of Biafra, on our bidding, who placed APGA on the map in a country which had already dismissed APGA as an inconsequential Igbo contender, and we accomplished that by mass-voting for APGA—in the name of Biafra—in the 2003 elections. Even as we predicted then, Nigeria was to rig the elections and rig APGA out of this electoral mandate in the Biafra territory. Of course, that made no difference to you because most of you were already and always in bed with the rigger-monster, PDP, and its Obasanjo-fraud machine.
We want to tell you all that we are going to get Biafra—with or without you; that we will get Biafra even if you work against us like you have been thus far. The question is: What will you do when we get Biafra? Think about it. If you think that you will join Nigeria and remain the slave you have always been therein, good luck: whatever is left of Nigeria—if anything—will have you for dinner, literally. Because you are Igbo; because you are Biafran—that’s how they see you, that’s what you will always be; and that’s why they will always hate and persecute you so, even more so than they are doing today, a crime against your own people, which you have closed your eyes and mind to.
‘Still refusing to believe that we shall get Biafra? That’s your problem. But, just you look around you: even if we do not lift a finger, Nigeria will fail—Nigeria has always been on a self-destruct program. Nothing you and your wishful see-no-evil denial can do will change that: Nigeria’s fate is self-destruction and oblivion.
Thus, we spend our New Year message, which we should deservingly devote to thanking and encouraging our masses—our people—to stay the course until we actualize Biafra, asking you, the intelligentsia, elite and political class of the Igbo and Biafrans instead, to change your course, your attitude and your acts, at this time and from this time onwards, in favor of Biafra actualization. Because, when we get Biafra, we know you will return, for the simple reason that you are our own blood. Spare us and yourselves the awkwardness of that day: do the right thing now; join our struggle, because it is your struggle, too. Biafra needs all Biafrans—now and in the future.
We will not conclude this New Year’s Eve broadcast without bringing this to your notice. A THISDAY 12.26.2005 newspaper report by By Oke Epia, titled “Govs Want N/Assembly to Act First,” subtitled, “Bafarawa: ‘Count me out’” sub-subtitled: “Third Term,”
gives us this chilling insight as to the method and mode of operations of Northern Nigeria with regards to the Igbo in Nigeria. Keep in mind, this is reported as coming from a “moderate” Northern governor:
“...A prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor from the North said yesterday that the North would not react to the recent statement made in Enugu by governors from the South "but that is in itself the danger."
And, here, fellow Biafrans, is that danger, as threatened by this “moderate” Northern Governor:
"...But according to the Northern governor, "when after the pogrom of 1966, General Aguiyi Ironsi started moving around the country behaving like a conqueror, our people said nothing until the killings and the reprisal attack that eventually culminated in a civil war. I hope we are not travelling along that road again…."
For the efulefu who keep insisting that they are taking the Igbo back to one-Nigeria, or are running for the Presidency of Nigeria, this is for them: a lesson which they have conveniently ignored. The rest of us know that when we have our own country of Biafra, our interactions and transactions with the nation(s) of Northern Nigeria will be through well-established International diplomatic norms; any infractions will be dealt with as an International incident at the International level. If anyone wants to stay / live in Nigeria where the North can do what they please with him or her—even as the President of Nigeria—that’s his/her problem. Whatever power the North has, it stops in Nigeria. With Biafra outside of Nigeria, the North’s threat is meaningless. Biafra is the answer.
Biafra alive! Biafra is the answer. For, God makes it so.
That’s the News Analysis for the week.
2006 brings us Biafra actualized—Amen.
God bless and keep Biafra, and you, until our next broadcast. Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm), now with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee unu.
Nkea wu akuko nke anyi na a kpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Na abali a nke ga a bo chi nke ubochi mbu na Afo Ohuru, ihe ga e me wu na a ga a gbaputa nde nke anyi na ile no na nkporo, hapu ha aka. Ndi nke anyi ahu wu:
Benedict Alakwem, Ambrose Anyaso, Augustine Ihuoma, Chibuike Nwosu, Chimankpa Okorocha, na Kelechi Ubabuike;
Aririo anyi na a rio Chineke anyi wu ka Ya kasia ndi anyi ndia obi; nabata ndi anyi e gburu e gbu na Ala Eze Ya; gbaa anyi ndi di ndu ume; nye anyi ike ka anyi mezue nkwa i nweta Biafra nke Ya Onwe Ya wu Chukwu kwere anyi, na Afo Ohuru ya. Obi anyi no na nweta Biafra na Afo Ohuru ya.
Na mbido Afo Ohuru a, anyi ga e ji ohere ya a gwa ndi Igbo ndi Biafra ndi oke-akwukwo na ndi na e me politics, nde na a kpa agwa ka ndi Nigeria—ka ndi igwe mmadu na Oha Igbo na Biafra, a noghi ya, ka ha chegharia. Maka Oha Igbo na Biafra jiri omume ha wu oha kwue na ha kwere na Biafra, na ha choro Biafra, na ha kwu MASSOB na ndi otu MASSOB na ndi isi ha na azu maka otu anyi ga e si e nweta Biafra. Mgbe ndi igwe mmadu ndi Biafra na Oha Biafra ga ra ngaari-iwe, ma o wu mee omume-iwe i no na ulo, mgbe ahu, ihe ha na e kwu wu na Biafra ka anyi choro; na anyi ga e so MASSOB gawa Biafra. Onye e chefughi kwa la ihe anyi mere na August 26 2004, na December 5 na 6 2005, na aha Biafra, na ire anyi jiri otu obi na aha Biafra kpaa na oge ahu.
Nkea mere anyi ji na a gwa ndea ka ha chegharia ugbua, ha e cheghi kwa la mgbe anyi nwetara Biafra, maka anyi ma na sote-sote, ha ga a loghachi, bia na Biafra, maka Biafra no na obara ha. Ha bia kwa ugbua nyere anyi aka i nweta Biafra.
Anyi a gaghi e chefu i kele ndi Oha ndi igwe mmadu ndi Biafra maka ihe na ile ha mere na afo ya, na na afo ndi gara a ga, maka nweta Biafra; anyi ma na ha ga e me kwa karia nke ha mere e me na ime afo ohuru ya.
Tupu anyi e kwusia na a bali ya, anyi na e wetara unu ihe otu onye governor ndi Awusa kwuru na Newspaper ThisDay nke ubochi December 26. O si na ndi North na ha a gbala nkiti na ihe ndi Igbo na e kwu na okwa President Nigeria kwesirila i gara ndi Igbo na 2007. O si na o wu kwa otua ka ndi North jiri gba nkiti mgbe Aguiyi Ironsi na a chi Nigeria na 1966, ma na otu ubochi, ha wu ndi North e bilie gbue Ironsi na ndi Igbo na ile bi na ala Awusa, chupu ha na ala ndi North. Anyi e were, na osisa, na a gwa ndi efulefu ndi Igbo ndi si na ha ka choro i noro na one-Nigeria, ma o wu na ha na a cho okwa President Nigeria, ka ha mara kwa ihe ndi North bu na obi. O wuru na ndi efulefu ya nwere ako na ogugu-isi, ha ga a muta na Igbo i no na Nigeria e nweghi isi ncha-ncha. Anyi na a gwa ha oge na ile na o wu naani Biafra wu ebe ndu anyi na oga-na-ihu ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra ga e si a bia: o wughi na ime Nigeria. Maka o nweghi otu anyi ga e si noro onwe anyi, na a chi onwe anyi, na Biafra, ndi North a bia zie gbue anyi na ala nke anyi, na ime obodo Biafra. O gaghi e me! Ma, ndi no ro na a la Nigeria, otua ka ndi Awusa ga e si ebepu ha isi mbge owula o masiri ndi Awusa. Biafra wu nzota anyi, wuru kwa nzoputa anyi.
Afo 2006 wu ru ndi Biafra afo oma, na ike nke Chineke anyi.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!
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