This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For May 12th 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Who are we?
We are Biafrans.
What do we want?
Why do we want Biafra?
Because, Biafra is our Birthright. Biafra is our Natural Right. Biafra is our Ancestral Home. Biafra is our Spiritual Home. Biafra is our Physical Home.
Biafra now, Biafra for all times!
If you hear anyone talking about us going back to Nigeria, spit in disgust, and then, ignore him or her with the silence reserved for one who doesn’t even exist, one ostracized from society. We will never again belong in, or with, Nigeria. By the same token, we shall have nothing to do with anyone who tries to suggest to us to stay in Nigeria.
We refused to participate in Nigeria’s elections because we are Biafrans; we are not Nigerians. If you hear anyone claiming that we are now going to participate in Nigeria’s post-election-related mess, look on him or her with pity, the kind of pity reserved for a confused and ignorant child. The only direct dealings we will have with Nigeria are negotiations—if Nigeria is ready for that—negotiations on terms for any future Inter-National relations between our Independent, Sovereign Nation of Biafra and whatever remains of Nigeria.
In 1999, MASSOB was formed under the courageous leadership of Ralph Uwazurike leading our brave MASSOBians, with the support of our valiant people. MASSOB remains true to its name, with the sole goal of actualizing Biafra. MASSOB has chosen an agenda of non-violence activism and has observed that principle with unparalleled dedication, even in the face of withering fire and horrible violence against its leadership and membership by Nigeria. If you hear that MASSOB is doing anything contrary (like working to improve the lot of the Igbo in Nigeria), or working under a different agenda (like taking up arms to fight Nigeria), then, know for certain that you have heard a big fat lie from a big fat liar. MASSOB’s goal is Biafra for the Igbo and other Biafrans—never Nigeria: always Biafra! MASSOB’s methods are always non-violent, and they are effective, having brought us thus far, which is far indeed, for there is no single day that passes without Biafra being in the news and or on the minds of peoples all over the globe, including our own people. Biafra is grateful to MASSOB leader, Ralph Uwazurike, and MASSOB members and MASSOB officials, for their efforts and for their mode of operation.
Today, the MASSOB leader, other MASSOB officials such as Uchenna Madu, and many MASSOB members have been clamped in jail by General Obasanjo and Nigeria. Other activists working for Biafra actualization, as well as Asari Dokubo, are also languishing in Nigeria’s jails. Because Obasanjo and Nigeria have neither a Moral case nor a Legal case against Ralph Uwazurike and our other brethren, we continue to demand of them the unconditional release of our innocent brethren. And, they must also understand that we are determined to have them—General Obasanjo and Nigeria—prosecuted for their role in this wrongful incarceration of our people and for any complications arising out of such injustice.
Whatever Obasanjo had hoped to achieve by jailing Uwazurike et al. has not panned out because, instead, the Biafra cause has proceeded faster, deeper and (world-) wider during this time. MASSOB was still able to galvanize our people to effectively boycott the Nigeria’s fraudulent Census of 2006; and, to effectively boycott the Nigeria’s also fraudulent elections of 2007. MASSOB will call for more protests in the future, and our people will be there, very eager and keen to respond appropriately, not just in Biafraland, but all over the world. The control of Biafra’s Niger Delta is still not in Obasanjo-Nigeria’s hands. Worst of all for Nigeria, Nigeria has been exposed to the entire Universe for what it really is, a true flunky and an ugly reflection of Obasanjo and his clique’s ugliness and ridiculousness, a hopelessly failed State so full of itself and its shameless empty boasts. MASSOB and Biafra, and the World for that matter, are set to see Obasanjo and Nigeria rot and fade into oblivion.
Who are we? We are Biafrans.
What do we want? We want Biafra!
We shall have Biafra: we have Biafra!
That’s our glorious divinely ordained Destiny.
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.
Umu Biafra: O lee nde anyi wu? Anyi wu nde Biafra. Gini ka anyi choro? Naani Biafra! Biafra wu Obodo anyi; ma na Mmuo, ma na Ahu, Biafra ka anyi bi na ime ya. Maka nkea, gi nu na nde Biafra na a gazi i mezi Nigeria ka ha biri na ya, vuo asi—vu pu asu, fufee isi gi. O nweghi otu eziokwu no na ime okwu di otu ahu.
Anyi mere election ojoo Nigeria boycottu, meta ya ike. Onye si na anyi ga a laghachi azu ugbua ga soro ndi Nigeria mewa ihe siri na election aru ahu daputa, o wu anya gbagwejuru onye ahu. Anyi a naghi a tupuru Nigeria na election wuruwuru ya onu; anyi ga a gba onye ahu nkiti.
Kemgbe MASSOB bidoro na 1999, o wu naani nweta Biafra ka otu oma ya na a cho, na a cho si ya ike, na aha nde Biafra. Anyi na ekele ndi otu MASSOB na onye isi MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike. Onye si kwa gi na MASSOB na a cho otu ndi Biafra ga e si e bi na ime Nigeria, o wu oke ugha ka onye ahu ghara: anyi na a si na ilu: “kedu nke udela na barber”? MASSOB na anyi a di la mbu ju Nigeria a ju, mgbe ya na anyi puru ga cho wara Biafra. Na otu aka ahu kwa, ebe MASSOB na e so uzo nke udo na nweta Biafra—nkea wu ihe onye o wula ma a ma—o wu oke asi ka o wu o wuru na i nuru na MASSOB na zi e ji egbe na mma na a lusi Nigeria ogu maka nweta Biafra. Ihe ahu a wughi uzo MASSOB. Ugha ka udi okwu ahu, na ebubo ahu wu.
Otu MASSOB na onye isi ha, Ralph Uwazurike, si e so uzo nweta Biafra na e nye ndi Biafra mmeri, maka taa, i gee kwa nti lee kwa anya, gi a hu na nu, aha Biafra ebe na ile, ka a na a kpo ya, na a nu ya, na ime uwa dum. Biafra e kelee ha. O wuru na Obasanjo chere na i tu Ralph Uwazurike na Uchenna Madu, na umu MASSOB ndi ozo, na Asari Dokubo—i tu ha—mkporo, ga a kwusi anyi i chu nweta Biafra, o wu nro ka o na a ro. Ma, ya shi kwa na nro ahu teta, maka anyi na a gwa ya no o ga a hapuriri umu nne anyi ndia aka; na ihe o wula dakwasiri ha, o wu na isi ya na na isi Nigeria ka anyi ga e boh ya.
Ebee ka anyi na a ga, Umu Biafra ibeanyi? Biafra. Ebe Chukwu na Mmadu kwadoro la anyi.
Nnweta Biafra—Biafra—no na akara-aka anyi: otu ahu ka Chineke mere ya.
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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