This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For March 24th, 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Boycott any elections in case they should even hold in Nigeria!
We do so because we are Biafrans; we are not Nigerians.
In 2003, MASSOB did not participate in Nigeria’s elections, based on the same unchanging principle: We are Biafrans; we have nothing to do with Nigeria’s elections and other fraudulent practices. This principle remains the correct principle. So, in 2007, MASSOB has no intentions of participating in Nigeria’s evil event called Elections, assuming that any elections will hold at all. We all join MASSOB in this. We will boycott any elections planned by Nigeria—any day, any time.
Therefore, if you hear anything like: MASSOB is sponsoring or endorsing or supporting any aspect of Nigeria’s pre-rigged elections this year, be it one of the corrupt political parties or any of the corrupt candidates for Nigeria’s offices, KNOW without a doubt that this is not true; it is a falsity: MASSOB does not and will not. Anyone claiming to be MASSOB who is participating in Nigeria’s fraud called elections in any way, is not a member of MASSOB; he or she can only be an impostor. MASSOB does not participate in Nigeria’s electoral process.
By the same token, MASSOB, well-known for its principled non-violence strategy, would never resort to violence at any time, least of all, in an effort to boycott Nigeria’s bloody elections—No! Non-violence is the true identity of MASSOB: that will never change. If any group claims that it is MASSOB but is using violence in its activism, you can be certain that such a group is an impostor with regards to its claim of being MASSOB.
Hence, it is not only silly but also utterly laughable that anyone would suggest that MASSOB would “block” Nigeria’s elections—if held—in our land, Biafraland. MASSOB and we have no taste for such violence—for any violence at all. Nor do we waste our time and our Biafran people’s energy trying to stop a rotten political contest in rotten Nigeria. Our plan of non-participation in Nigeria’s nonsense is fully carried out by our simply not going anywhere near any polling stations during the rigged electoral process; and by our carrying on with our usual daily activities not recognizing whatever Nigeria is doing during this period. For our own safety and security, we have in fact advised that our people not even step out into the streets during Nigeria’s elections, lest armed Nigerian forces use them for target-practice; we stay in our homes where this is practicable at all. That is how the boycott will work: we ignore any electoral processes.
It is important to go over these things in the foregoing again as things heat up in the region. It is even more urgent now than before that we look beyond Nigeria’s elections because, first, the elections may not hold; and second, whether the elections hold or not, a period of turmoil will once again descend on evil Nigeria, the result, perhaps, of karmic retributions for Nigeria’s evil and for the wickedness of its leaders. Nigeria is in its death-throes, and the “elections-thing” could well be the final blow. Our people will no longer allow themselves to be victimized any more by Nigeria’s death-dance. Therefore, we all should pay close attention and remain vigilant in these times. One thing that we must all commit to now and remain true to, just as MASSOB has focused on without wavering, is our goal: Biafra, Biafra actualization. We must stand on this principle quite firmly during and through any crises which Nigeria is, or will be, caught up in.
This means that we remain un-moved from our Biafra position in any resolution-configuration or settlement of Nigeria’s crises. It is extremely essential that we all understand and stand by our destiny of Biafra / Biafra actualization. We won’t be surprised when, as things unravel for Nigeria, there is a chance for those being used as instruments in Nigeria’s debacle, to come to their senses and push for a genuine Sovereign National Conference (SNC). In the past, SNC was a sham because the leaders always pre-fixed the outcome as one-Nigeria: we warned them that such would not work, and SNC failures attest to our correctness in this. Therefore, when the issue of SNC comes up again this time around, we must insist that our choice is Biafra and it must be respected: other nations in Nigeria may choose whatever they like, including even continuing with Nigeria for them (without us, of course), and such will be respected, too.
In this, we need to understand that our greatest enemy will not be other nation(al)s: rather, it will be fellow Biafrans (efulefu-type) who will be working without rhyme or reason, without shame, in complete denial of historical facts and precedence, and denial of our bloody experiences at the hands of Nigeria, to sabotage us, by their trying to use our people to piece back broken, unworkable Nigeria again. It is these efulefu that we must isolate and defeat: while we know that they can’t win, they might be able to make the process of Biafra actualization using a future SNC-route more difficult than it should be. Therefore, we must identify these persons now and start challenging them; we must draw them a picture so that they can learn.
Fellow Biafrans: never trust or listen to anyone who tells you that one-Nigeria in any configuration is good for us, or who advises that we return to one-Nigeria. There and then, such a person is the enemy; s/he should be directed to cross the Niger or Benue alone, without us, and join his/her fellow-Nigerians over there, but to leave Biafra and us Biafrans alone. Make that last part of the advice extremely and unmistakable strong. Anyone who does not like Biafra can pack up and leave for Nigeria: but, no one is going to deny our people our Biafra. Keep your eyes open: this resolve may just be about to be tested in the next several weeks; we pass this test, and we have Biafra now, rather than in some far-future timeframe.
The impending events in Nigeria make it imperative that the release from jail of Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB; Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, other MASSOB officials; and other MASSOB rank-and-file members, is necessary and urgent, just as the release also of Asari Dokubo. It should be very clear that if anything untoward should befall any of them in Nigeria’s jails, we will hold Obasanjo and Nigeria and their interests responsible and will pursue them to the ends of the earth and time, if necessary, to obtain justice.
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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Boycott! Boycott! Boycott! O wu ihe anyi ga e me o wuru na Nigeria e me election ha.
Mara kwa unu na MASSOB, na anyi, na o nweghi otu anyi ga e so Nigeria mee election ha; maka nkea, onye gwa gi na MASSOB na a kwado party Nigeria nke di otua-di otua, ma o wu kwado onye di otua-di otua na a cho okwa na election ndi Nigeria, o wu ugha ka onye ahu gwara gi, Kemgbe 2003, MASSOB a dighi e so Nigeria mee election ya. Na afo 2007, MASSOB gbachiri Nigeria na election Nigeria nkiti: MASSOB na anyi wu ndi Biafra; anyi a gaghi e so Nigeria mee wuru-wuru na ajoo-ihe Nigeria. Boycott ka MASSOB ga e me na election ndi Nigeria. Boycottu! Boycottu! Boycottu!
O nweghi kwa unu otu ndi MASSOB ga e si gbochie ra onye owula uzo onye ahu i ga tuo votu ma o wu onye ahu i soro mee election ojoo Nigeria:—mba! Uzo MASSOB wu uzo nke udo. MASSOB na anyi du ru umu Biafra ndumodu si ha e soghi kwala Nigeria mee election Nigeria; ma o nweghi ebe MASSOB si na ya ga a kwusi onye na a ga i tu votu, nochiere onye ahu uzo, na omume a: mba!. Onye si kwa gi na MASSOB na e me otu ahu, o wu ugha ka onye ahu kwuru: onye ahu a wughi onye MASSOB.
Umu Biafra: ugbua wu kwa nu oge anyi ga a sa anya anyi mmiri ka anyi hu otu onwu Nigeria jiri diri nso: anyi a gaghi a di ka “..Ijiji nke na e nweghi onye na a du ya ndumodu, ya e soro ozu laa na ala-ili...” Anyi a gaghi e che ma o wu kwee ka onwu Nigeria wuru zie onwu nke anyi—mba. Ugbua ka anyi ga e guzo chim na nweta Biafra, na nkwado Biafra, maka mmebi Nigeria ga a kpata mgbasasi Nigeria. Mgbe nkea mere, anyi ga e kwu na naani ihe anyi ma wu na anyi e soro la Biafra: ihe osoro ndi mba ndi ozo, ebe osoro ha, ha gawa; ma naani na Biafra ka anyi kwuu. Mara kwa unu na o wu ndi efulefu ndi Biafra ga a wu ndi irho anyi, maka nde nzuzu a ka ga na e kwu ka ha duo anyi laghachi na ime one-Nigeria; ma anyi ga a si ha, Mba! Anyi ga a di mbu doo ha aka na nti ugbua, ka ha e meghi kwala eme kwuo udi ihe di otua mgbe oge ahu ruru; ka ha a gwaghi kwala anyi ka anyi ka noro na ime one- Nigeria. Jikere unu! Biafra naani ka anyi ma; Biafra naani ka anyi choro; Biafra ka anyi ga e nwetariri.
Ebe ihe jiri otua joo njo na Nigeria, o di mkpa ka Obasanjo na Nigeria weputariri Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB; Uchenna Madu, onye ndu MASSOB, na ndi ndu ndi ozo, na ndi otu MASSOB ndi ozo, site na mkporo ugbua; na Asari Dokubo kwa. Nde Nigeria kwesiri i weputa ha ncha na nga ha—ugbua. Obasanjo na Nigeria mara kwa na ihe owula mere ndi anyi ndi ya, na o wu na isi ha—Obasanjo na Nigeria na ndi otu ha—ka o di; sotee-sotee, anyi ga a chota ha, maa ha ikpe maka nkea.
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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