This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For August 3rd 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We urge every single one of you to:
“Have in you this mind which is in Ralph Uwazurike, the Leader of MASSOB!”
Long used to bribing Biafrans, especially the Igbo, and so-called Igbo or Biafran leaders, to sell Biafrans out, Nigeria has run into the real Biafran, an honest Biafran, the true Biafran, in the person of Ralph Uwazurike, an Igbo / Biafran who will not be bought, no matter how much Nigeria offers him to abandon Biafra and the MASSOB Biafra agenda.
For years, Nigeria, when money inducement failed, has used intimidation, followed by physical torture and even death, to get Biafra’s so-called leaders to succumb and support and carry out Nigeria’s lethal policies against Biafra. That is until now: today, Nigeria has encountered the quintessential Biafran, Ralph Uwazurike, who will not be intimidated, is not afraid to be tortured and not afraid to die, for the sake of Biafra’s cause, and in the course of Biafra Actualization. Nigeria has finally met that real human species called Biafran.
Applying a variation of the theme, Nigeria has in the recent past been using the tactic of offering posts and positions which on the surface appear to be influential or powerful, to Biafrans, using such to get Biafran so-called leaders and other elite to join with and support Nigeria in continuing to cheat and humiliate our people. (Truth be told, these posts lack power because an Hausa-Fulani or Yoruba man or woman will actually—
invariably—be placed in charge; the positions are a mere tokenism, the only motivation for Nigeria offering such posts being to exploit the power-seeking personal psychological needs of the succumbing Biafran so-called leaders.) Well, finally, Nigeria has met the true Biafran in Ralph Uwazurike, who has demonstrated to Nigeria that Nigeria has nothing to offer which would hold any appeal to him or to a true Biafran, for that matter; that next to Biafra, even the best that Nigeria has to offer—even if genuine—pales into oblivion in comparison.
Fellow Biafrans: the Nigerian government has tried bribery, promise of influential positions, intimidation, force and real threat of death, to get Ralph Uwazurike to renounce Biafra and to renounce the MASSOB Biafra agenda, but the answer from Uwazurike is a consistent, unwavering, principled and willful, No! to Nigeria. The Nigerian government is still trying to force Uwazurike to renounce Biafra as a condition for his release on bail from Nigeria’s jail. But, try as it may, Nigeria gets the same strong and negative response: a loud and clear No! is Uwazurike’s answer to the Nigerian government. He will not sign on to such unthinkable conditions even if that costs him his civic freedom and his life.
We could spend the rest of the broadcast extolling Ralph Uwazurike’s virtues as one of the few remaining real Biafrans: that will be well deserved, of course, and we indeed must express our appreciation to him for making Biafra proud again and proving that the Biafra Spirit is possessed of by some, still. We thank him for demonstrating the power of just one individual’s will—a veritable lesson for humanity. But, Uwazurike will be the first person to tell us that this is not about him personally, now: it is about Biafra, about Biafrans—about you and about me. This is about reminding everyone of us that we individually have a God-given WILL based on our God-given Rights, whose tremendous power is to be exercised whenever conditions so demand. Imagine manifesting such a WILL collectively, as Biafrans: imagine the immeasurable power generated, to be focused on getting our freedom through Biafra actualization? That is the meaning of Ralph Uwazurike’s defiance of Nigeria’s criminal inducements, lethal threats and pernicious actions against our people. We must cultivate and or reactivate that Spirit of Biafra by having in us that same Mind which is in Ralph Uwazurike when it comes to Biafra and Biafra actualization. That’s our weapon to Biafra actualization, our ticket to Biafra.
Brothers and sisters: Uwazurike has shocked Nigeria, proving to Nigeria what Nigeria has been so afraid of—that the indomitable Spirit of Biafra will manifest again. We know why Nigeria is afraid of Biafra: but, that is Nigeria’s problem—a mental sickness which Nigeria wants to hold on to forever; so, so be it! for Nigeria. Biafra has never made war to Nigeria or against Nigeria, except in Biafra’s self defense during the Biafra War of 1967-1970: History is clear on that. No region or group has demonstrated more altruistic and patriotic passion—even if completely misplaced—for Nigeria than Biafra; none has contributed more (and more positively) to Nigeria; neither has any integrated and tried so much to integrate into Nigeria more than Biafra. Through it all, all Nigeria has done is try with everything it possesses to suppress and annihilate Biafra and the Biafra Spirit, with uncharacteristic phobia and unjustifiable paranoia. And, for a while there, Nigeria thought it had succeeded. Well, that period is over. Biafra and Biafra Spirit is evident—is back!
Fellow Biafrans: Nigeria is mortally afraid of our coming together and of our being of one WILL: the Will to be free, the Will to have our own country, Biafra. Nigeria understands the power of such a Will, and is deathly afraid of that happening. Nigeria’s fears have been confirmed by its dealings with Ralph Uwazurike: there is such a Will, and it is super-strong and non-negotiable, and WE ARE EXERCISING THAT WILL.
It is our Moral duty now to get caught up with, and get in touch with, our WILL. We will exercise our Will to Live, our Will to survive, our Will to actually thrive, in actualizing Biafra and re-establishing Biafra. If Nigeria wants to take offense at this, that’s Nigeria’s problem. We have but one imperative: SURVIVAL, at no one’s particular expense but ours (certainly not at Nigeria’s expense), that we may thence thrive and fulfill our nature and Divine endowment.
We continue to demand that Nigeria release all MASSOB members and officials, including Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB, himself, from Nigeria’s prisons. All that Nigeria will prove by continuing to hold them is Nigeria’s ongoing fear of Biafra, and the flipside of that coin: the certainty that Biafra has been willed into reality by Biafrans.
Have in you this mind that is in Ralph Uwazurike! when it comes to Biafra and Biafra actualization.
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, e kele e o-o! Anyi e kele e 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.
Anyi si unu, “Nwe e unu otu Obi ahu nke Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, nwere, na ihe gbasara Biafra.” Unu ma kwa na Nigeria chere na ha ga e ji ngaari (bribe) were megharia Uwazurike anya, ka o si na ya a choghizi kwa Biafra, dika otu Nigeria na e si e me ndi si na ha wu ndi isi Biafra ndi ozo? Uwazurike juru a ju, ju sie ike, na a si na naani Biafra—nweta Biafra—ka ya ma, wu so-o-so uzo ya ga na e so. Nkea kuzie re Nigeria ihe—na o ka nwere ndi Biafra-gbom, ndi Nigeria e nweghi ike i gbanwe, ma Nigeria o jiri ngaari, ma o wu ike, ma o wu mkporo, ma o wu mmeru-ahu na onwu.
Nigeria mara zie na oge o na e ji ego nye ndi efulefu Biafra ka ha ree ndi Biafra, na oge ahu a ga a la. Nigeria mara kwa na ihe o na a tu ujo ya, nke wu ndi Biafra i zi na ha nwere otu Obi—na ha kwetera na otu ihe, kwesia ihe ahu ike, ka Obi ndi Biafra di—na o ka di kwa ire. Uwazurike e zi la Nigeria na obi-ukwu ahu nke ndi Biafra, ka no nga ahu.
Anyi e kele Uwazurike na ndi MASSOB maka ihea ha kuzuri Nigeria taa. Ma, anyi na a gwa ndi Biafra na ile ka ha nwee otu obi ya—Obi Biafra—nke na a tu Nigeria ujo. O wu kwa Obi ya ga e nye anyi ike, ga a gba anyi ume, ga e meri Nigeria, ka anyi nweta Biafra osiiso.
O wu kwa Uwazurike juru a ju i gba aka na akwukwo mgbe Nigeria choro ka o mee otua ahu, jiri zie otua ahu si na Uwazurike a tughariala Biafra azu, tupu Nigeria ga a kpoputa Uwazurike na mkporo ha. Anyi na a gwa Nigeria ka ha hapu umu nne anyi ndi MASSOB na onye isi ha, Ralph Uwazurike, aka, weputa ha na mkporo ojoo ndi Nigeria. Maka, o nweghi ihe Nigeria ga e me nke ga e weta mgbanwe-obi na ebe ndi Biafra di maka nweta Biafra. Ihe oso kwara Nigeria ya mee—ma o wu ya e meghi la: Biafra ka anyi ga na a cho rue mgbe anyi ga e nweta Biafra: Biafra—nweta Biafra—wu Obi ndi Biafra; anyi ga e nwetariri Biafra. Uwazurike a kuzie la Nigeria nke ahu.
Biafra: biri kwa!
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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