This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For August 31st 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
As you well know by now, and as confirmed and ratified by our Press Conference and announcement at the Washington DC National Press Club on the morning of August 28th 2007, we have carried out the mandate of the Biafra Charter to create and form a Biafra Provisional Government, which is made up of two arms: a Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE) based in Diaspora, and a Biafra Shadow Government (BSG) based in Biafraland. The Biafra Charter is a product of a successful wide and extensive consultation and inclusive representational approval.
To you, then, we declare: “That, which you / we, the people, have mandated, we have carried out.” We expect of all of us responsibility and accountability, and diligence: we keep the faith from now until Biafra is finally actualized; and then thereafter, because, we have our own Nation of Biafra to manage. Our work is only just beginning: recall that during the Biafra war, some impatient and misguided Biafrans failed to wait for us to secure Biafra properly and completely first before they started off on a self-righteous path which led them to judge Biafra prematurely and unwisely, and ultimately, to betray Biafra, robbing us of a victory which was certainly ours. This time around, we have our eyes wide open and will sideline any such ill-advised moves.
We hear, already, that some Biafrans are running around jockeying for positions in the new Biafra Provisional Government. We will not do things the way they are done in failed Nigeria; we have to refer you and such to the Biafra Charter wherein Biafra Principles are clearly stated; we shall stick to the Principles and to the spirit of that document. Busybodies should therefore do a re-think and desist from carry-over mentality from dead and corrupt Nigeria. Biafra will secure and offer many more opportunities so that persons can do what they are best suited for, and thrive therein and self-fulfill, rather than flock to Government which in Nigeria proved the only lucrative way to survive, attracting ill-suited do-or-die desperados with no skills and little or no sense, never mind knowledge, the extent of whose job was to capture and share monies meant for Public Works. That’s Nigeria’s way: we now discard that and introduce and practice Biafra way.
We extend a hand of brotherhood to all Biafrans, whether they used to be one-Nigeria supporters before or not. We all should understand by now that Nigeria’s hatred and phobia against Biafrans is universal and incorrigible; therefore, the Biafran erstwhile one-Nigerian advocate should know that he or she was not and would not be spared by Nigeria’s anti-Biafran policies. It is time to close ranks so that we can complete Biafra’s program. There is nothing in Biafra actualization which prevents Biafrans, acting in their capacity as Biafran Citizens, from offering genuine help to Nigeria if and when Nigeria requests such, and if Nigeria will guarantee the security of Biafran Citizens working in Nigeria like she does for other expatriates. As a matter of fact, only when protected by Biafran Citizenship can any Biafran provide effective and valued help to Nigeria.
In the meantime, while we are still under occupation by Nigeria, those Biafrans who are working as functionaries of the Nigerian State in Biafraland, in any capacity, from the highest to the lowliest, have to find creative ways to cooperate with the will of the Biafran people, which will is Biafra and the Biafra imperative. They are going to be held accountable to Biafra, regardless of what their relationship with Nigeria is. They will make their center of operation Biafraland, not Abuja; they shall apply Biafra principles, not Nigeria’s corrupt and thieving ways. Malfeasance, corruption, stealing of public funds, and PDP criminal conduct will not be tolerated and can no longer be shielded by Nigeria: Biafrans will hold them accountable. Any funds returned (“allocated”) to them by the State of Nigeria must be used to improve Biafraland in a transparent and visible manner.
As for Nigeria, as we have stated all along, we wage neither war nor peace against her by our advancing our right to Self Determination. It is our own prerogative to claim, protect and exercise our own rights: it is in our own best interest to remove ourselves from lethal harm’s way, and we are doing just that by refusing, as Biafrans, to remain forced into a pathologic relationship called Nigeria. We trust that Nigeria will resist the temptation of remaining in psychological denial regarding this issue: we trust that Nigeria will honestly work within the reality framework woven by its past and present, as amply revealed by History, and vividly experienced by all. We believe it is also in Nigeria’s best interest to act on the fact that Nigeria is not a union—never mind, a functioning one at that; that all the suffering and retrogression of the hapless Nations caught up in the pernicious Nigeria-web is the result of the blind efforts made by Nigeria in futility to force on a unity which was never there, and of which the basis did not, does not, and will never exist. In the final analysis, Biafra claims and exercises its own God-given rights, regardless: we march on to Biafra!
By now, it should be abundantly clear to Nigeria that Biafra actualization marches on, in spite of Nigeria unjustly holding Ralph Uwazurike, the Leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, in Nigeria’s jails, as well as other MASSOB officials and MASSOB members. It is our destiny to actualize and have Biafra: jailing our people, torturing them, killing them, murdering them, dispossessing them and violating our people’s human rights and civil rights will not deter us from going where we are fated to be, which is Biafra. It is in Nigeria’s best interest to release these brethren of ours from Nigeria’s Gulag. The whole World now sees nothing but Nigeria’s wickedness and a-morality in this matter, for as long as Nigeria holds our MASSOB brethren in Nigeria’s prisons. Release them—unconditionally—now! we demand.
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.
Na ubochi August 28 2007, ihe unu diiri anyi ka anyi mee, site na akwukwo nkwekorita a na a kpo “Biafra Charter,” anyi e mee la otu ahu. Na ubochi ahu, anyi gwara ndi Uwa, maa okwa, na anyi e nwee la Bafra Provisional Government, nke wu govument nke anyi—nke ndi Biafra na Obodo Biafra—ga e lezi anyi anya, site ugbua rue mgbe anyi ga e nweta Biafra—mgbe Nigeria ga a puwara onwe ya ka anyi nodiri onwe anyi. Biafra Provisional Government nwere mpampa abuo: Biafra Government In Exile (BGIE) nke ga a no na “Diaspora”; na Biafra Shadow Government, nke wu government ga a chi ochichi na ala Biafra, owurugodi na government Nigeria ka no na ime Biafra.
Anyi e mezue la ihe unu gwara anyi, nye kwa anyi ike, ka anyi mee, na aha unu—na aha anyi, aha Biafra; ugbua, anyi na unu—anyi na ile—ga e mezu kwa nu nke diiri anyi na aka i me. Nke wu na anyi na ile ga a kwado Biafra Provisional Government, mee ihe anyi kwesiri i me ka o gaa ofuma. Anyi ga na a kpa agwa ka nde Biafra—o wughi ka ndi wuru-wuru, ndi oghi na ama, ndi njo na ndi a vuru-onu—ndi Nigeria: mba! Biafra a wughi Nigeria—Chinekwe e kweghi la! Anyi ga na e me ihe ka ndi Biafra site ugbua gawa na ihu. Nkea gbasara ndi Biafra na ile, ma ha na a ruru government Nigeria oru ugbua, ma ha wu ndi mere onwe ha ndi efulefu maka ha e kwetaghi na Biafra na mbu: anyi na ile wu ndi Biafra; anyi dum ga e tinye obi anyi na i me ka Biafra di mma.
Na anyi i chi onwe anyi, na na anyi i nweta Biafra, o nweghi onye anyi na a lusi ogu—Nigeria mara kwa nke ahu—ihe anyi na e me wu ihe ruru anyi, ihe lara la anyi. Ndu anyi, na oga-na-ihu anyi wu okwu aka anyi, na isi anyi ka o di; o gbasaghi Nigeria; naani na aka nke anyi ka o di. Nigeria sepu kwa aka ya, hapu anyi ka anyi gawara onwe anyi.
Nigeria jiri kwa nkea mara na i tu, na i ji, Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, otu na ndi ndu MASSOB, ndi ndu MASSOB ndi ozo, na ndi otu MASSOB ndi ozo, na mkporo Nigeria, na o nweghi otu nkea ahu ga e si a kwusi anyi i na a ga na ihu na anyi i nweta Biafra. O wu kwa anyi e nwee la Biafra Provisional Government ugbua: Nigeria tulee kwa ya anya; ha i jigide Uwazurike na ndi MASSOB a kwusighi anyi na ihe anyi na e me na nweta Biafra. Nigeria nwee ako, o ga e weputa umu nne anyi ndi ya site na mkporo Nigeria, otu anyi siri choo, otu anyi na a gwa Nigeria ka o mee.
Ndi Biafra: anyi a maa la okwa Biafra Provisional Government, ka unu siri gwa anyi, nye kwa anyi ike i me. O di zi anyi na ile na aka ugbua i kwado Biafra Provisional Government, mee ka o puta ighie, mee ka o di ire. Otua ka Chineke anyi na Mmuo Ya ji e du anyi.
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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