This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For September 23rd, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Before we remind the world of the fact that Biafra actualization will bring stability and security to this region of Africa, let us use this same opportunity to remind you, Biafrans, of some of what you have accomplished thus far. For, in the midst of our agony while weathering the bloody, brutal, malicious and wicked blows of Nigeria’s Obasanjo and his armed State agents and agencies, it may escape us all that we already have significant accomplishments and made stupendous contributions to advance our cause of Self Determination leading to the actualization of Biafra. Yes, indeed, we have!
In the first place, recall that prior to MASSOB’s inception and emergence in 1999, the name, concept and substance of Biafra was non-existent. Thanks to you, our people, in full support of the MASSOB agenda; and thanks to organizations such as BF (Biafra Foundation) and BAF (Biafra Actualization Forum); and other pro-Biafran organizations, and your support for these organizations, today, hardly a day goes by without Nigeria acknowledging Biafra in one way or form or another. Even Nigeria’s withering attack on our people—an unfortunate, uninformed, and wicked but predictable reaction—is one veritable manifestation of this fact. We all know that Nigeria suffers (and has always suffered) from chronic pathologic “Igbophobia” and Biafra-phobia. While Nigeria was content with cheating, exploiting, humiliating, persecuting, repressing, loathing, mocking, victimizing and laughing at prostrate and downtrodden collective Igbo and Biafrans before 1999, today, the same Nigeria is fighting for its life against a rejuvenated Biafra, using everything within its grasp and in its armory, fighting a losing battle against a perpetually self-reinvigorating and self-regenerating Biafra. Nigeria is so frantic that it is using desperate but criminal, immoral, inhuman and un-Godly means to try to subdue Biafra, and doing so with reckless abandon, in the full glare of the World’s humanity as it conducts ongoing genocide against the Igbo and other Biafrans. Gone are the days when the Igbo and Biafrans were treated as forgotten, defeated and finished. Today, ask Nigeria its greatest threat, and those in the know will tell you: “Biafra!” Thanks to MASSOB; thanks to BF; thanks to BAF; thanks to other pro-Biafran organizations; most of all and especially, thanks to you, Biafra is fighting back and proving that Biafra lives, and Biafra will be actualized.
Second, you have given our people Hope. Think of “Hope.” Multiply the feeling 30 to 40 MILLION times over: that’s how much Sunshine you have brought to our people. Prior to MASSOB and 1999, our people had nothing to live (or even die) for. They were stuck in the pit of a pit-latrine by Nigeria, there to be suffocated by darkness and the stench, and allowed to rot with the feces, an otherwise proud, honorable and capable people being seen as a totally defeated people to be treated with total disdain by Nigeria, a people whose land, property and resources are to be occupied, exploited, looted and desecrated by Nigeria, as a matter of mien and State policy. Well, no more! You have shown our people that there is outside-of-the-latrine for them, that their fate is not in the toilet. You have brought them to the vista so they can glimpse their original destiny and once again get back to the path to the fulfillment of that glorious destiny. Thank you, bringer of Hope: thank you for that. For, without Hope, all is lost and the people perish forever. But, with hope, everything once again becomes possible and feasible. That’s where our people are at today: a people no longer bereft, but now, full of hope; and they know that they will do everything to convert the hope to reality, and they are.
These things we have mentioned are fundamental points, and just a couple of them, for that matter. There are more. And now, allow us to also address fundamental benefits of Biafra actualization: stability and security in this region of Africa.
No one should have to remind you or the world about what is going on in Nigeria today and the level of instability and insecurity resulting from it. The fact is that it is the structure of Nigeria which presents fertile soil to breed these unstable and unsafe conditions and realities.
For, it is the structure of Nigeria which induces corruption, and then, protects the corrupt from discovery; and even after discovery by other means, still protects the culprit from prosecution. We have all seen how such an inbred and ingrained, protected “State of Corruption” (which describes Nigeria) turns Nigeria into a violence-prone, anti-masses-anti-people, poverty-stricken place: these are all the ingredients of instability and lack of security. It is the structure of Nigeria which permits the lawlessness of elected officials, starting from the President of the Nigeria, for example, who takes it upon his personal self to decide which articles of the Nigerian Constitution he can obey or actively disobey—and then brag about it; the same structure allows such lawless to get away with it, and to recruit and pay supporters to shield them from critical opinion and or scrutiny. Their lawlessness extends to other crimes, including murder and genocide. The structure of Nigeria also promotes the lack of accountability of elected officials to the people who elected them. Here, there is a laughable irony, if this were a laughing matter: elections—all of them—are rigged, so it does not matter who the people have chosen to represent them in the futile process which passes for elections in Nigeria; those who usurp power do not owe their positions to the choice of the people; therefore, they become untouchable—the people cannot get them to be accountable, and the system protects their illegalities and infractions. There is thus a chasm—a huge divide between those who rule and those who are being ruled. These are the seeds which germinate, grow and produce their veritable fruits: instability and insecurity.
But, with Biafra actualized, stability and security will be restored to the region. Biafra becomes the prime example-nation-country where there is no room for lawlessness, especially, of the leadership, because there will be no protection from prosecution of the lawless and the corrupt. Biafra is a nation-country where elections will be conducted fairly, properly and transparently; and the election of leadership and its rollover, its responsibilities and accountabilities will be according to known international standards, but more importantly, by the even stricter Biafra code of conduct and Biafra culture and traditions. The Biafran system does not accommodate or tolerate despotism or personal power-cultism.
Moreover, Biafra is built on the confidence of able, capable, diligent citizenry and human potential and resources who have proven that they are equal to the task and demands of the most successful modern countries in every part of the world. Such can-do endowment motivates Biafran citizens to compete and aspire higher while at the same time maintaining a stable, secure and productive environment as a matter of practical and cultural principles, and national policy; because it is in and under such an environment of stability and security that their genius comes to fruition and garners rewards. We believe that when Biafra demonstrates that the prosperity and thriving of a nation and its citizens is tied to stability and security resulting from Justice, the rest of Africa will take a cue.
So, fellow Biafrans, Biafra does for us more than we can imagine now. Biafra will provide the justice, security and stability so sorely needed in these parts, to the benefit also of Africa and the entire world. We must have Biafra indeed: we will have Biafra.
We strongly advise Obasanjo: Release Ralph Uwazurike and Uchenna Madu and other MASSOB members from your jails. They have not threatened Nigeria: what they want is what we all want: Biafra. If you really want to know who is a threat to Nigeria, you ought to go take a look, standing in front of the mirror.
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.
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.
Ka anyi jiri nkea mee ka unu na e cheta, na kelee unu maka ihe unu merela ndi anyi—ndi Igbo ndi Biafra. A si na unu a kwadoghi na soro MASSOB na nweta Biafra, kemgbe 1999 mgbe MASSOB bidoro, m ma anyi na ile ndi Igbo ndi Biafra a nwusi chaala, na aka ndi iro anyi a na a kpo Obasanjo na Nigeria. O wu kwanu ezi-okwu na Obasanjo na Nigeria a kagbu chaala Igbo na Biafra a kabgu, gufu ha na ala ndi di ndu, na e che na o nweghi zi ume foro ndi Igbo ndi Biafra. Ma, bido na 1999, unu na MASSOB—anyi—gwara Obasanjo na Nigeria, na Biafra ka di ndu. Kemgbe ahu, obi e rughi bee Obasanjo na Nigeria ala; ujo a baa la ha; naani agha ka ha na e busi zi Biafra na ndi Igbo; ma, o nweghi ihe ha puru ime; mmeri wu nkea anyi. Biafra ga a di; Biafra a di wo.
Na otu aka ahu kwa, anyi na e kele unu maka ihe unu mere, na i cho Biafra. Biafra wu ihe na e nye ndi anyi Olile-anya—olile-anya na ha ka ga a di ndu, na sote-sote, na ndu ha ga a bauru mgbe anyi nwetara Biafra. Nkea a wughi kwanu ihe di ntakiri: maka ebe olile-anya a dighi, o nweghi ndu di ebe ahu. Biafra na e kele unu.
Anyi na kwa e chetara unu na nweta Biafra wu ngwucha oshi na ama na njo na ile na e me na ime Nigeria, nke na e bute ogba-ahara, nkesasi na oke ujo, na ume-erughi-ala nke wu otu ihe siri diri na ime Nigeria taa. Biafra wu “ezigbo ogwu” ga a gwo udi oria dum—oria a na a kpo Nigeria. Biafra wu ala ndi na a sopuru iwu ha onwe ya yiri; ala ndi na a sopuru onwe ha, na kwa a sopuru ndi mmadu ndi ozo, na a sopuru Chineke ha. Na ime Biafra, o nweghi otu anyi ga e si a nabata ihe ojoo na a si zi na ihe ojoo ya na o wu iheoma—ka ha si e me na Nigeria. Mbanu! Otua ka a nyi ga e si kwusi ogba-ahara, weta nsopuru na udo na ala, soro ome-na-ala anyi, nke ga e nye anyi oganiru, nke Mba ndi ozo no na Africa ga na e je zi ejije. O ga nu a di mkpa ka anyi nweta Biafra—anyi ga e nwetariri Biafra.
Anyi na a gwa Obasanjo: weputa Ralph Uwazurike na Uchenna Madu na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo na mkporo ndi Nigeria. O nweghi ihe ojoo ha mere. Gi wu Obasanjo chowa onye mere Nigeria njoo—oke njo—gaa guzoro na ihu enyo lee anya na enyo ahu.
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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