This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For June 17th, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We shall focus on the Summit arranged by an Igbo Youth Organization for “Igbo eminent persons” which, if it held as scheduled, should have happened late this past week. First, we want to acknowledge Igbo Youth for taking this step, and we are relieved to know that the Igbo Youth understand, with attendant seriousness, that it is they who now have the most to lose from the current status of the Igbo and the Igbo’s sorry, prostrate position under one Nigeria. Second, we want to see Igbo Youth clearly out from under the influence of efulefu Igbo organizations such as Ohanaeze: to wit, Ohanaeze Youth Wing must rename itself and or merge with other independent-minded and untainted Igbo Youth organizations. Finally, and we say this now because we would like our Youth to keep this in mind at all times: our people say that “When Game resorts to an unusually evasive maneuver, an unusually creative shot is called for on the part of Hunter.” We call on our Youth to use their collective brain, energy and youthful vigor to wrest their destiny from the hands of “okenye aruru-ala”—those Igbo elders and “big men” and so-styled “Eminent Persons” who have continued to sell out our people to the highest bidder and continued to get personally rich from such actions, regardless of their excuse or reason. That “unusually creative shot” is now required of our Youth, because these elders have been unusually cunning and tenacious in the way they have continued to victimize their own people by constant sabotage of our people. The Youth will put an end to that, now.
Regarding this Summit, if there was any talk of either “building bridges, commitment to a “united” or one-Nigeria, Igbo presidency of Nigeria—if the final decisions were of the sort, then, ignore such decisions and throw them away. Do not stop there: any person or persons who was part of that decision or who supported that decision, blacklist him or her, and accord them no respect, pay them no mind, because they are the real enemy. These older men and women are messing with your future. They are not protecting you from danger, because, they have conveniently forgotten what the real danger is. That real danger is Nigeria. As long as we are still in Nigeria, all hopes of your ever seeing or experiencing any semblance of life—never mind, “normal” life—are gone. Gone!—not there—not there yesterday, not there today, not there tomorrow. Do you understand that? Without hope, nothing remains!
You see, these so called eminent Igbo persons never raised a voice of protest when the Nigeria Police and the Army were using Attack-Helicopters to round up unarmed Igbo civilians minding their own business in Onitsha. The order “came from above,” which everyone understands means that the order was given by Obasanjo, a senile old man, egomaniac, and dictator, an unrepentant Igbo-hater now haunted by sightings of phantom snakes, a true sign of mental instability. It was these same Igbo men and women who said nothing when crusty and greedy Joe Achuzie and spineless Obasanjo’s boy-boy, Joe Irukwu, saying that they represent Ohanaeze, had the guts to publicly declare that Ralph Uwazurike and other MASSOB members should not be released from jail where they have remained following their unjust and illegal incarceration by Obasanjo. Well, guess what? When the Police and Army moved in to Onitsha, they used the excuse of finishing off MASSOB to arrest hordes of non-MASSOB members, too. It is even likely that both men—Irukwu and Achuzie—attended this Summit: no other self-respecting people would allow those two in any congregation of honest people. In fact, when Igbo were Igbo, many of those attending this Summit would never have been allowed into any serious discussion of “Umu nna,” because of their selfish and cowardly roles thus far. You, our Youth, should not allow this any more.
Yes, Ralph Uwazurike is still in jail, along with six of your fellow-youth MASSOB members: 1. Benedict Alakwem, 2. Ambrose Anyaso, 3. Augustine Ihuoma, 4. Chibuike Nwosu, 5. Chimankpa Okorocha, 6. Kelechi Ubabuike. As is Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, another youth-at-heart, and judging by his actions. And, what about these other MASSOB members: Mr. Leonard Nwaora, P.A., Mr. Isaac Ndubuisi Nwosu, C.P.A., Mazi Amaechi Obialor, Jude Asoanya, Angel Nwigbo, Onuegbu Nduka, Richard Eze, Mebisie Ndubuisi, Chukwudi Okpara, Chukwu Ude, Chukwudi Odo, Toochukwu Nwankwo, Ifeanyi Muoka, Sunday Onah and Kingley? And those whose names we do not have—dead and alive—in Nigeria’s prisons?
And, what about non-MASSOB members now being held all over, while the cowards that call themselves Igbo leaders do nothing and talk about “bridge-building” and “one Nigeria” and Igbo Nigerian presidency? You know, since none of these persons has joined MASSOB and BF and BAF to challenge Nigeria on this—not even just vocally—when Nigeria is done with Onitsha, it will simply move in to Owerri, then, Enugu, then, Umuahia, then Awka; it is already in Okigwe and in Aba. Yes, our elders will be answering “honorable” this or “honorable” that, “chief” this or “chief” that, with other undeserved but truly stupid and pompous, useless titles filling their empty egos, such as “onwa” or “his excellency” (which should actually be “his worthlessness”), and the like. While they are busy and weighed down by their empty titles, our Youth perish, leaving no posterity for the Igbo. They are effectively allowing the collective Igbo family tree to be wickedly hacked and pruned of all its branches, to have its stem reduced to a dead stump, where its root system had already been allowed to be dug up and fed to the termites. Why should our Youth spare these men and women?
For the avoidance of doubt, Nigerian Presidency of Igbo extraction will mean exactly nothing to, and for, our Youth; because we would in that case still be in Nigeria: that is the problem: Igbo being left in the cage-trap called Nigeria—same as we have now, with deteriorating conditions.
Our Youth need to look to MASSOB now: MASSOB has the agenda for Self Determination for our people of Biafra. Self Determination is a God-given right. it is a Moral Right. It is a universal human right recognized by the United Nations even if the UN will not fight for that right for you—that’s left up to you. Self Determination is a political right. People have engaged in serious struggles to claim their rights and have been injured or killed or imprisoned or displaced doing that. We shall be no different—we are no different. The alternative—remaining in Nigeria—has become unthinkable because, that means only one thing: a horrendous death following a darkest life of NO HOPE: there is no future for our Youth in Nigeria. There is no future for the Igbo in Nigeria. Regardless of who plays the role of the President of Nigeria.
In Biafra, hope is fully restored. Expressing your full potential and fulfilling it becomes possible. That is God’s way—to provide and allow and support the condition which empowers the full use and fulfillment of God-given talents.
Biafra alive! because God makes it so.
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), 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.
O wuru na nzuko Summit “ndi a-ma-a-ma” na ala Igbo o nwere si, unu a mara la ihe a kpara na ya ugbu a. Anyi na ekele ndi umu okoro-obia na umu agboo-obia (ndi Youth) mere ka e yie nzuko ya. Uzo ihe ole-na-ole ka anyi ga a gwa ndi Youth anyi: Ha puo na Ohanaeze Youth Wing ma o wu gbanwee aha ha maka Ohanaeze wu otu efulefu nke na e megbu ndi Igbo oge na ile. Anyi na a si na “Anu gbaa ajoo oso, di-nta a gbaa wira ya ajoo egbe. Ndia wu “nde a-ma-a-ma” e mee la aru megide ndi Igbo, jiri “wayo” na “cunny-cunny” ree ndi Igbo; ha dizi ka anu ahu gbara ajoo oso; unu ndi Youth anyi wu zi di-nta: unu a gbaghighe ekwala oo.
O wuru na ndea kwu o na nzuko ya na ha ka choro ka ndi Igbo ka nodu na ime Nigeria, ma o wu na ha choro ka onye Igbo chiwa Nigeria na afo 2007, unu wu ndi Youth chuo ha oso, chupu ha na ala Igbo ka ha na ndi Awusa na ndi Yoruba ga biri na ime Nigeria ka ha si e bi ugbua. Maka kemgbe ha na e kwu udi ihe ahu, gini ka o mere la anyi? O wu o wughi mmegbu na ogbugbu ka Nigeria na e gbu na na e megbu anyi na oge na ile? Kedu ihe ndi aruru-ala ndia mere la anyi? O nwere onye nuru, ma o wu huru ebe ha weliri olu ha si na ihe ndi Nigeria Police na Army na e me na Onitsha taa, na o wu ihe ojoo? Otua ka ndi Police na Army Nigeria ga e ji e me na Owerri, Umuahia, Awka, Enugu; ha e rue la e ruo na Aba na Okigwe. Ma, “ndi a-ma-a-ma” ya e mechiela onu ha mechie obi ha, gbachi nkiti mgbe udi ihe ndia na e me, nke kpatara ka umunne anyi ndi MASSOB ndia ka no kwa na mkporo: Ralph Uwazurike na madu-isii: Benedict Alakwem, Ambrose Anyaso, Augustine Ihuoma, Chibuike Nwosu, Chimankpa Okorocha, na Kelechi Ubabuike. Na ndi ozo: Uchenna Madu, otu onye ndu MASSOB; Mazi Leonard Nwaora, Mazi Isaac Ndubuisi Nwosu, Mazi Amaechi Obialor, Jude Asoanya, Angel Nwigbo, Onuegbu Nduka, Richard Eze, Mebisie Ndubuisi, Chukwudi Okpara, Chukwu Ude, Chukwudi Odo, Toochukwu Nwankwo, Ifeanyi Muoka, Sunday Onah and Kingley. Na ndi ozo ndi anyi e jighi aha ha.
Ndi Youth anyi: mara kwa unu na o wu unu ka ihe kacha mkpa ugbu a: ndu unu ka Nigeria na e mebi karia ndu ndi ozo. Maka nkea, unu wepu anya unu na Nigeria; unu wepu ntukwasi obi unu na ndia wu “ndi a-ma-a-ma,” ebe so-o-so Nigeria ka anya ha na aka ha di na ya. Naani Biafra wu ebe ihe ga a diri unu mma, maka Biafra wu ala nke anyi, ebe oga-na-ihu di. Unu lebara MASSOB anya na oge na ile, na a kwado MASSOB na ihe anyi na ha na a cho, nke wu Biafra. Na Obodo anyi wu Biafra wu ebe ndu anyi ga e nwe isi, ebe ndu anyi ga a bara anyi uru; anyi e bi kwa nu ndu ahu na obi uto na na obi oma. Nke anyi na Nigeria a gwu chala. O wu zi naani Biafra ka anyi na e le anya ya, na a ru oru nweta ya, na a rusi ya ike.
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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