This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For September 12, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Two weeks ago, following our last Strike exercise, we heard apologetic statements from some people because of their perception that the Strike was not a complete success. We also heard mockery and rejoicing from Igbo and other Biafran efulefu, and from Igbo and Biafrans of the Nigeria political class because they think that MASSOB has failed as a result of the efulefu’s perceived lack of successful Strike. We will spend a brief amount of time addressing this misperception and spend the rest of the time on an outrageous and ignorant statement of response by one of these efulefu’s.
First, the August 28 2008 Strike called for and led by MASSOB was a success. Anyone telling you otherwise is ignorant of how things really work in real life. That the response to the Strike was not the same as previous ones is only natural, and normal. Events, effects, efforts and results always vary from one to the other in any dynamical system; more so in a system where human beings are the key players; even more so where human beings are taking risks with life and death implications. No one should expect the same level of result every time the same action is taken. People who understand nature will not see our Strike as less than a success just because it was not as successful as previous ones.
Second, regarding those Igbo and other Biafran efulefu, let’s suppose for one moment that the Strike failed, and by their reckoning, MASSOB failed, we ask them: how is this cause for celebration and mockery of our people? How does this improve their and our life of slavery in Nigeria? How does this stop the ongoing cheating and humiliation that Nigeria is actively dishing out to them and to our people even as we speak? Just how is it that their wishful thinking and assumed failure of the Strike and MASSOB help them in their and our life of misery and deprivation, of disease and unemployment, of hunger and despondency in Nigeria today, conditions which are also promised for the future? Nde iwhorhiwho!
Let’s leave it at that.
The report from at least one Nigerian Newspaper publication of September 1st 2008 on the issue is really the aru that we want to take up now. A certain “Nnamdi Nwokocha,” according to the report, with the title of “The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council,” claimed: “…We believe in one indivisible Nigeria:..” Tufiakwa! What cave is this boy crawling out of? Who is paying him, and who indoctrinated him? Who is he speaking for, when he uses the term, “we”? No matter what else came out of this efulefu’s mouth, he spoke his mind and we now know his mind; we know where he is coming from; we know where he is going; we know that he is not one of us; he is not with us, and he is not about what we are about.
How is it that a real Igbo or Biafran youth would forget all the peppering Nigeria has been doing to our youth, all due to the fact that we have been forced to remain in one-Nigeria? So, Nigeria has paid him, Nnamdi Nwokocha, off, just as Nigeria paid off Ohaneze leadership and membership; he now has money in his pocket, clothes on his back, a car, maybe one of those token jobs Nigeria reserves for Igbo efulefu-sell-outs, and he can eat a few meals a day; now, he can claim that he believes in “one indivisible Nigeria”?
At some point in the coming weeks, we will address Igbo and Biafran youth. Until then, we just want to remind our youth that the future, as well as the present, which we fight now to secure for them through Independent and Sovereign Biafra, is mostly for their own benefit. Nothing will please us more or make us feel more fulfilled than to get Biafra right now so that those of us older Biafrans can taste the greatness of Biafra, and as such, our own greatness, and see the smile on the faces and the beam of real hope in the eyes of our youth. However, based on time, timing and timeliness, we realize and understand that it is really for our youth and their offspring that the full benefit and blessings of Biafra will flower.
We want our youth to get their education now and stand shoulder to shoulder with other world youth in knowledge and intellect. We want our youth to obtain technical and professional skills and experience now in order to get commensurate employment; and we want appropriate employment always available for them, now. We want our youth to have normal opportunities, to grow up in normally nurtured and secure family environments, to thrive, to succeed, to aspire and soar to greater out-of-this-world heights along with the best of their peers in the universe, if they so want—now. Are these “wants” and plans different from what you, our youth, want for yourselves? What we all agree on is that Nigeria has made sure that all these doors are, not just shut, but bolted, so that you, our youth, can go nowhere good. On the other hand, these things and more Biafra can do for you and for us. So, how dare one who considers himself one of you, and titles himself as your representative for that matter, make such a foolish and unthinking statement that he is for one-Nigeria? For him to use “indivisible” next to “Nigeria” reveals how utterly confused and deluded he is.
Your task, oh Youth of Igbo, Youth of Biafra, is to gently but firmly re-educate this errant person: remind him of where the rest of you are—in Nigeria’s Hell, prepared by Nigeria, especially for Igbo – Biafra and her youth—even if he personally cannot identify with you, given his corrupt one-Nigeria connections. Remind him of the reason for your suffering—Nigeria / one Nigeria. Contradict him in public, and make it known that he does not represent you when he clings to one-Nigeria. Above all, get him to understand that without Biafra, you, our youth (and he, too), are finished: no hope, no help, no life. Also, never elect such a person to an office—any office. While doing all this, re-dedicate yourself to Biafra actualization. We have the Self Determination path to follow. The sooner we can have your full and undivided support, the sooner we will get there. For our sake; for your sake.
Even as we speak, you know these our MASSOB brethren caught in Nigeria’s prison web and kept there by Nigeria, include Igbo-Biafran Youth. Get that efulefu, Nnamdi Nwokocha, to read out these names loud, so he can now understand his own folly in continuing to claim one-Nigeria. They are: Samuel Onwuka, Jude Onuasoanya, Sunday Mmadubuike, Chima Okafor, Richard Oko, Isaac Obi, Sunday Agudike, Uchenna Onuegbe, Anayo Nwali, Chukwudi Dennis, Arinze Obodozie, Oko Uru, Emeka Ugwu, and Uchenna Madu. Even Ralph Uwazurike himself, the leader of MASSOB, is still not free from the court case and return-to-jail threat. Our stance is that all their cases must be dismissed and they freed unconditionally from Nigeria’s Gulag.
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 (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm) now continues in Igbo, one of the Biafran languages.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee unu.
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Tutu anyi e kwuo ihe anyi ga e kwu taa gbasara ihe otu onye efulefu kwuru gbasara Strike anyi na MASSOB mere na izu abuo gara a ga, ka anyi ga kwa tulee ihe ndi ozo mere gbasara Strike ahu. O nwere ndi na e che na Strike anyi a gaghi nkeoma, were otua na a chi anyi ochi, na a si na nke MASSOB na Biafra a gwuchaala. Ndea wu ndi Igbo na a cho one-Nigeria na ndi Igbo no na ochichi one-Nigeria. Ma, ma o wughiladi nwatakiri a marala na ubochi na omume na ihe so ya na azu a naghi a wu otu ihe ahu mgbe dum; na ihe na a di iche iche na oge di iche iche. O wuru na Strike anyi ya a dighi ka nke anyi mere na mbu, kedu zi otu nke ahu jiri wuru na Strike ahu a daala a daa, na o meghi ire? O wu sooso na obi ndi efulefu ka udi echiche di otu ahu na a di.
Nke ozo a wuru na a si godu na anyi na nweta Biafra na MASSOB a daa la, olee uru nke ahu baara ndi efulefu ya? O wu nkea ahu ga e mezi ndu ojoo ha na ndu anyi Nigeria mebisiri e mebi? Kedu otu ihe di otu ahu ga e ji e gbochi ntam-ahuhu ha na anyi na a ta site na aka Nigeria? Ndia wu nnoo ndi iwhorhiwho. Mgbe ha chere na dibia naani ya ga a gwo ha oria ga e gbu ha e gbu, a nwuo la, ha na a ňuri oňu: kedu nzuzu ka nke ahu?
Ka anyi gafee nke ahu, ga lee ihe onye efulefu a na a kpo Nnamdi Nwokocha, si na ya wu onye isi ndi Youth Council Ohanaeze, kwuru na newspaper na a si na ha (umu Youth) kwere na Nigeria i di na otu. Anyi ji na a ju ya: kedu ndi Youth o na e kwu okwu ya? O nweghi nu otu o ji e kwutere umu Youth Igbo-Biafra nde ma na o wu one-Nigeria wu ihe na e gbu si umu Youth anyi, napu ha nchekwube, napu ha ndu na ihe e ji e bi ndu. O nwere onye tara udi ahuhu umu Youth anyi tara site na ihe ojoo na aru Nigeria na e me anyi? Nkea ka anyi ji a kori nwata nwoke ahu, Nnamdi Nwokocha, maka nkwugheri onu ojoo ya o kwughere. Anyi si umu youth ibe ya gaa gwa ya na naani Biafra wu ihe ga a zoputa anyi na ndi Youth, nye ndi Youth anyi oghere ka ha nodu onodu ndi Youth uwa na ile ihe na a gara nkeoma. Gwa unu ya na o nweghi ihe anyi na Nigeria nwekoro otu; na ya choo, ya ga wa Nigeria ka o nweghikwala ihe anyi na ya jikoro onu. O wu kwa nu e nweghi ogugu-isi mere ka oghoghita la na o wu umu youth anyi ka anyi na a chotara Biafra, maka ntam-ahuhu ha na ime Nigeria kariri oke, ma uru na onyiye Biafra ga e nye ha wu ndi youth anyi karikwara oke.
Onye ga e chefu na umu Youth anyi so na umunne anyi ndi MASSOB ndi Nigeria tinyere na mkporo? Efulefu Nnamdi Nwokocha kwesiri i kpo ndia aha na otu na otu, ka o na e cheta ihe one-Nigeria ya na e me umu Youth Igbo – Biafra. Aha ha wu: Samuel Onwuka, Jude Onuasoanya, Sunday Mmadubuike, Chima Okafor, Richard Oko, Issac Obi, Sunday Agudike, Uchenna Onuegbe, Anayo Nwali, Chukwudi Dennis, Arinze Obodozie, Oko Uru Emeka Ugwu, na Uchenna Madu. Ralph Uwazurike na onwe ya, onye isi MASSOB, a ka kpechaghi bee ikpe court Nigeria ya, ma o wu di ihe gbasara bail ya. Ihe anyi no na ya wu na a ga a doka ikpe ndia na ile, weputa ha na mkporo Nigeria.
Biafra: biri kwa! ka Chineke siri kee gi.
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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