This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For August 19th, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Obasanjo, his government armed agents and his police are very busy indeed hunting down and killing innocent and unarmed MASSOB members all over Biafraland. Efulefu Igbo like Peter Obi, the Governor of Anambra, has become the latest in a string of Igbo-efulefu who joined Obasanjo and his henchman in this orgy of violence against members of a non-violent organization, MASSOB—our own flesh and blood. Ohaneze, Joe Irukwu and Achuzie were the last batch who belong to that unenviable club before Obi: look where it got them. The same fate awaits Peter Obi. In the end, MASSOB lives on, because it is impossible to kill a JUST idea: neither Nigeria nor Obasanjo nor the efulefu can snuff out the People’s Mission to free and liberate themselves. The People of Biafra want Biafra: the People of Biafra will have Biafra. There is nothing the Obi’s and Irukwu’s and Achuzie’s and Ohaneze’s can do about it; there is nothing even Obasanjo or Nigeria can do about it. Biafra stands.
It is difficult to really understand Obasanjo’s rationale for ordering the maiming and killing of MASSOBians—our people—and the looting and destruction of MASSOB property. It is equally incredible and quite baffling that any Igbo or Biafran—even the efulefu—could find any excuse or excuses to follow in Obasanjo’s footsteps by their act of condoning Obasanjo’s vicious and murderous crimes against our people, or outright participation in such indictable wrongs.
Is MASSOB destabilizing Nigeria? No! MASSOB does not care what happens to Nigeria; MASSOB is only interested in Biafra. Now, turn the same question around: Is Obasanjo destabilizing Nigeria? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Even those in coma will clearly remember that Obasanjo was behind the anti-constitutional Third Term. After he brought Nigeria to the brink of another ledge inside the abyss where Nigeria already finds herself, he, Obasanjo, denied any hand or any knowledge of his actions and his scheming. That is the kind of thing that is destabilizing Nigeria. Now, Obasanjo is at it again with the so-called and so-planned interim “transitional government.” And he has his friends and minions and clique supporting and carrying out his desires and orders. So, who is really destabilizing Nigeria? MASSOB? Obviously, not! It is Obasanjo and his clique who destabilize Nigeria. Let’s not forget the very unprofessional conduct of Obasanjo as president of Nigeria fighting openly, and with unbecoming pettiness, against his own vice president, thereby failing to attend the already floundered ship-of-State called Nigeria, in distracting, selfish, childish, personal, vicious, vindictive and worst of all, predictably “Obasanjo-esque” actions. It is such actions of Obasanjo and his government which ensure that Nigeria’s inexorable demise is right on course, right on time. Is this of MASSOB’s doing? No!
Is MASSOB causing the disintegration of Nigeria? No! MASSOB has no interest in the fate of Nigeria: MASSOB’s interest—our only interest—is Biafra. What is causing the disintegration of Nigeria? Take, for example, “the Nigerian Malady of the Week”—high profile, insoluble politically-motivated assassinations leading up to the planned Nigeria’s 2007 elections (which may never come to Nigeria, anyway). It is not just that these murders are taking place, but the Nigeria Police cannot solve the murders, and even though they have invited the British to help them, it is doubtful that any arrests and convictions (of the right criminals) will ever occur. And, there again, there is the fact that the assassins can strike again anywhere, anytime: there is nothing the Nigerian police and their foreign masters can do about it. This fits the overall pattern of pre-election rigging campaigns typical of Nigeria, confirming for all that the 2007 Nigeria elections, if they ever hold, have already been rigged. Of course, we are not interested in Nigeria election or in Nigeria, only to point out how the destabilization of Nigeria is proceeding—all without any help or contribution or causation by MASSOB. By the way, which party is most involved in these murders? Let’s remind you: PDP. And, who is the head of PDP? Obasanjo himself. Oh, since Obasanjo was the first to declare one of such political assassinations in the past an act by armed robbers even before any inquest was started, in a case which was obviously definitely not about robbery, we can fairly conclude that Obasanjo is part of this, especially considering that, following his statement, that particular case was dropped. By thus openly obstructing justice (this was neither the first nor last nor only), he is contributing to the already programmed downfall and disintegration of Nigeria.
Is there anything that ruins a relationship faster than INJUSTICE? Hardly.
Who is involved in injustice in Nigeria:
MASSOB? No way!
Nigeria Police? Yes!
Against whom? Against Igbo people. Against Biafrans. Against MASSOB members.
Why would anyone thus blame MASSOB for Nigeria’s destruction?
Consider the ongoing murder and mayhem committed against innocent Igbo and Biafrans in Onicha and Anambra on Obasanjo’s orders, by the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian military. There were mass-arrests and detention in vicious but senseless indiscriminate police sweeps in Onicha and environs, victimizing innocent Igbo and other Biafrans. Where are these victims now? Any account of their whereabouts by the Nigerian police? No. Rather, the Nigerian police would brag about such hideous actions today. The Nigeria Press would briefly mention very vaguely something about “alleged excesses by the Police—if they occurred at all…” or something like that. It is this type of brazen injustice, committed with zeal and relish against a hapless people which destroys a setup like Nigeria. Nigeria is being strangled by the rope of her own injustice and by the noose of her own pride in doing Injustice. It is not MASSOB who will destroy Nigeria: Nigeria does not need any help causing her own destruction. Obasanjo and his forces will see that that destruction is complete.
What about corruption in Nigeria: is it destroying Nigeria? Definitely! Is it caused by MASSOB? No way! Is Obasanjo contributing to it? Of course, yes! Obasanjo has recently been exposed in the case where he bought majority stocks in TransCorp, a company heavily favored with government contracts by Obasanjo and his government, in deals which were totally suspect and unscrupulous and baffling—until Obasanjo’s hand was found in the company. The “corruption about this corruption” is that the Nigerian Press has already dropped this news item; the self-chest-beating EFCC did not even pay any attention to it. Therefore, Obasanjo is going to get away with it, as usual. But, how can Nigeria survive this brand of brazen corruption? She can’t. That’s why Nigeria is dying, never to recover. Is this the work of MASSOB? No! It is the work of Obasanjo and his government and his friends and colleagues. They are the ones disemboweling Nigeria. Not MASSOB.
That is why we find it difficult to accept any reasons or excuses advanced by Obasanjo for the ruthless persecution of MASSOB whose only interest is Biafra, even as Obasanjo himself continues to add to the implosion of Nigeria—by his own self. It is high time Obasanjo released Ralph Uwazurike, Uchenna Madu and other MASSOB leaders and members from Nigeria’s jails. MASSOB is not the enemy of Nigeria: Obasanjo and his government are the enemy of Nigeria. Nigeria, not MASSOB, is the enemy of Nigeria. MASSOB’s only interest—our only interest—is Biafra.
Biafra alive! Because it is God Who 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.
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Unu a hula otu Obasanjo na Nigeria na ndi Police ha na Army ha si a chuari ndi MASSOB, jiri egbe na a gbagbu ha na ala Biafra taa. Juo kwa nu onwe unu: o wu di gini ka ndi MASSOB mere ha? Anya ndi MASSOB di na so-o-so Biafra: anya na aka ndi MASSOB a dighi na ihe na e me na Nigeria ma o wu ihe ga e me na Nigeria. Obasanjo na Nigeria si kwa na o wu MASSOB na a kpasasi Nigeria, nkea wu kwa nu oke-ugha. O wu ezigbo asi nke onye asi di ka Obasanjo na Nigeria ya na a si.
Onye ga e chefu onye na a ru aruru-ala na Nigeria? O wu kwa Obasanjo? Ehh! Obasanjo na e zu ego Nigeria, ji ya na e mezi ndu ya na ndu ndi ebe ya—ihe a na a kpo Corruption. Udi agwa di otua wu ihe ga a gbakasi Nigeria, o wughi MASSOB, maka ego Obasanjo na ndi otu ya zuuru wu ego a gala e ji e mezi ndu ndi mmadu bi na ime Nigeria; kama, Obasanjo a na a ba, mgbe oha mmadu na a ta ahuhu, aguu na e gbu ha.
Onye na e mebi iwu na Nigeria? O wu kwa Obasanjo? Ehh! Iwu osoro Obasanjo, ya e mebie; o nweghi ihe onye owula nwere ike i me maka ya. Ya na ndi otu ya e werezie otu ahu na a ru aruru ala na oge dum, na e zu oghi, na e gbu ndi mmadu, na e mesi ndi o nweghi ihe ha mere ha ike, na a kpaari na na e megbu ndi mmadu otu o masiri ha. O wu omume ojoo di otua wu ihe na a gbakasi Nigeria; o wu Obasanjo na ndi otu ya na e me njo a na a kpata mgbakasi Nigeria, o wughi ndi MASSOB.
O nwere onye a hughi bee ihe na e me maka election ndi Nigeria yiri na afo 2007? Ogbugbu ndi na a cho ka election tinye ha na okwa na Nigeria a kariala; aka Obasanjo, onye isi PDP, na PDP ya, no kwa na ajoo-ihe a; ma, o nweghi ihe onye owula puru ime gbasara ya. O wu nu ihe di otua wu ihe na a gbakasi obodo—ihe na a gbakasi Nigeria: Obasanjo na ndi otu ya wu ndi na e me ya; o wughi ndi MASSOB.
Maka nkea, anyi na a gwa Obasanjo ka ya hapu Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na Uchenna Madu, onye ndu MASSOB, na umu MASSOB ndi ozo o ji na mkporo ya na ime Nigeria—ka ya weputa ha na nga, hapu kwa ha aka. Obi na anya anyi di na Biafra; aka anyi a dighi na ime Nigeria; odida Nigeria wu ihe e dere e de, Obasanjo na ndi otu ya wu ndi omume ha ga ahuriri ya na Nigeria a da ruola ala, nwuo—nke ahu di ha na aka. Ma na Biafra wu nke anyi, nke MASSOB.
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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