This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For September 14th, 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We will, as a matter of important routine, from time to time, bring to you portions of the Biafra Charter, as reminder, a primer; for information, for education, for our edification. We should never forget where we have been; never take the present for granted, nor refuse to take stock of where we are going.
The Biafra Charter states in Section A of “Biafra Charter Authorization”:
“Whereas the Peoples and Nation of Biafra and their land and property find themselves under physical, sociologic, political, economic and psychological subjugation by the State of Nigeria since 1967, a "state of occupation," by Nigeria, of Biafra, has existed and continues to exist;
Unwilling to continue to live under such stifling servitude while suffering such indignities as are inappropriate for human beings,
determined to exercise the natural and legal rights to Freedom and Liberty,
Think about it. Everything we have done—we do—has a reason based on facts and experience which justifies it, and we follow logical, well-thought out steps. We do nothing arbitrarily.
“We the Peoples of Biafra in praise of our God do hereby proclaim this government of Biafra by the power and authority of our common law founded in the expressed free will of our peoples. We do solemnly declare the promise of Biafra's posterity and our common commitment to the freedom, liberty, respect of human rights, prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of ourselves and the generations of Biafrans to come.
Declaration of Principles:
Principle 1: It is a fundamental truth that all of Biafra's peoples shall possess the first right of decision for the common good and each shall be respected with equal dignity.
Principle 2: The Biafran peoples possess the right of self-determination, and by virtue of that right freely choose a social, economic, political and cultural future according to their needs and customs.
Principle 3: The peoples of Biafra reserve the right to freely exercise their religious beliefs without coercion or expressed intolerance; and the government of Biafra shall not create or promote one religion over another; and neither shall the practice of bigotry, intolerance and or cruelty be condoned as a religious right.
Principle 4: The lands and natural wealth of Biafra shall belong to the respective peoples and communities of Biafra; and shall be secured to the peoples as individual private property and communal property; lands and natural wealth may be expressly conveyed (by the people) to the government of Biafra for development purposes and for the collective benefit of all of Biafra's peoples in accord with laws of the land.”
Our Charter is a binding document which states firmly our individual rights...right to decide for ourselves, right to respect of self and right to equal dignity; the collective right of Self Determination, the right to choose our future, the right to freely exercise our different religious beliefs, the right to own and manage property individually and as a community. Our government is not in the business of religion; but will act, using the authority vested on the Government by the people, to protect us from crimes and human rights abuses committed under the guise of religion.
Think about it. And, live by it!
Let us all remember that Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, other MASSOB officials and other MASSOB members are unjustly jailed by Nigeria for leading and facilitating the actualization of Biafra, a process that gave birth to the Biafra Charter—our Charter—the Charter which we just read from. Nothing Nigeria does or will do can tarnish the seminal work and sacrifice of our MASSOB brethren: every single word of that Charter is a testament to their excellent work. It is time that Nigeria releases them all—unconditionally.
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 ga na a rutu aka na Akwukwo Biafra—akwukwo anyi—ahu, “Biafra Charter” were ya mee ishi okwu. Biafra Charter na e chetara anyi ihe mere anyi ji na e me ihe anyi na e me, nke wu nweta Biafra na ihe ndi ozo so na ime ya. Onye e chefughi kwa la ahuhu anyi ta ra na aka Nigeria, nke anyi ka na a ta ma o wughiladi taata—mmekpa-ahu nke mere anyi ji gbapu na Nigeria gaa i chota Biafra. O wu ihe ziri ezi ka anyi mere na nchota Biafra; na ihe dum anyi mere, anyi soro uzo ako na uzo ogugu-isi, uzo eziokwu nwa nke madu Chineke kere ga e so e me ihe. Unu e chefughi kwa la.
Ihe e dere na ime Biafra Charter ahu nke gbasara govument Biafra na e nye anyi na ile obi-uto na olile-anya oma. Anyi gu ta ra na o wu na aka anyi ka o di—e nyere anyi ike, anyi e nwee ike ahu—a na a kpo “rights” na ihe gbasara i chi onwe anyi, i ghoputa ndi ga a chi anyi, i nye onye Biafra owula nsofuru. E nyere anyi ike ka aku na uba nke anyi jiri aka anyi kpata, ka o wuru nke onye ahu kpatara ya—ma o wu nke otu onye nwe aku ahu, ma o wu aku na uba nke oha nwere. Govument e nweghi ike i nara onye o wula aku na uba onye ahu, ma o wu ihe nke onye ahu nwe. Na otu aka ahu kwa, onye ozo e nweghi ike ghioro ihe onye ozo—mba. Onye o wula ji ike / nwere ike i kpe chi masiri onye ahu—aka govument ma o wu aka onye ozo a noghi na i me ya; ma Govument a gaghi e kwe ka e jiri aha okpukpe-chi megbue ma o wu gbuo ma o wu meruo onye Biafra ahu. Okwu Biafra Charter wu okwu oma, wuru okwu ako: o na e wetara anyi obi-uto nke ukwu.
O wu kwa nu maka oru Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, Uchenna Madu na ndi ndu MASSOB ndi ozo, na ndi otu MASSOB ndi ozo, ruru ka anyi jiri rute e be anyi ga na zi e de Charter. A si ma o wughi maka ha, onye ma udi oku-mmuo anyi ga a no na ya ugbua? Ma, ha ka no na mkporo Nigeria. Okwu no na Biafra Charter na a gbara ha aka-ibe na ihe ha mere wu ihe di mma na ihu madu na na ihu Chineke. Ka nkea kasie ha obi; anyi na ha mara kwa nu na o nweghi ihe Nigeria ga e me nke ga a gbanwe ihe oma puru ichie di otua nke ha mere. Anyi si Nigeria: Weputa umu nne anyi ndia na mkporo, ozugbo-ozugbo.
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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