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This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For March 13, 2009
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Why the Biafra Shadow Government (BSG)? It is mandated by the Biafra Charter, as part of the Biafra Provisional Government. Listen to the Biafra Charter (http://www.biafraland.com/BGIE/Biafra%20Charter.htm), which we know that you are mastering, even now:
In furtherance of this exercise, the Biafra Charter, a formal organ of the People and Nation of Biafra, lends authority to, and issues a mandate for,the creation and formation of a Biafra Provisional Government (BPG)..." [Our emphasis]
We emphasize: In actualizing Biafra, and forming an interim Provisional Government of Biafra in Biafraland, we make neither war, nor peace, with Nigeria. We only exercise an incontestable, basic Right, a right supported by the United Nations Organization Charter—the Right of Self Determination.
"Principle 2" from the Biafra Charter puts it this way: "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."
As you work to form this government, let us remind you of what the charter said about the People and their government:
And, the"Declaration of Nine Basic Laws," on Government, in the Charter, states that:
"...The people may choose "Government" as a modality and agency to carry out the powers of governance. Such Government becomes a service whose master is the people, whose terms are determined by the people; a service rendered for the people and to the people, functioning at the pleasure of the people, for as long as the people desire its services. No Government shall be, or shall act as a master over the people, or a master of the people. Above all, no Government shall be independent of the people, or "set itself apart" from the people, or set itself as a parallel process or entity with regards to the people. No persons or agencies working in Government shall "rule" over the people or rule the people, or arrogate to him/her/itself any powers or authorities of rulership of the people or over the people; but such must at all times be servants of, and subordinate to, the people, where full accountability and responsivity are required at all times."
What is this saying? In Biafra, the Biafran People own the Biafran Government which is created by the People to meet the needs of the People. The People should never forget that they own the Government; that the government doesn’t, and should never own the People; and never shall the People allow any government to function as such, without first sacking it, and then, replacing it.
We emphasize this in order to have mature and effective citizenry in Biafra, as opposed to the nonsense that applies in Nigeria. Thus far, Nigeria has poisoned us so bad that, judging from how organizations are run in Biafraland today, we are no more and no better than the "almost dead" Nigerian citizenry. We have allowed so-called "leaders" to get out of hand in suicidal and unwarranted arrogance and despotism. We fail to challenge such efulefu leaders when they err; we are afraid to stand up and ask them for accountability. Some of us are blinded by a leader’s personality such that we can’t see beyond his trickster’s cuffs and hand-gestures. When disgraceful conduct on the part of a leader is uncovered, there is no resulting outrage by the people; rather, there is a flurry of activity to "keep it buried and quiet," else..." "Else, what"? we ask you. Little wonder that even publicly compromised so-called leaders in our land will not find it in their conceited and pompous but soiled hearts to come out and apologize to the people for their waywardness, but rather continue headily in their deceit of the people, a People unwilling and unable to even respect themselves by at least demanding honesty from the corrupt and corrupted leaders lording it over them.
So, consider the formation of the Biafra Shadow Government a hands-on exercise, a practice and practical session for the real thing soon to come. We do not expect our leaders to be perfect, but we demand accountability and honesty; we demand an apology when they have let us down, and a change of heart and direction; and although we shall forgive them if they apologize, these erring leaders will always face the consequences of their actions, either by their outright dismissal or legal injunctions or both. In Biafra, we have no "Immunity Clause"; we have only a "Consequences Clause," and when deserved, "Pardon" in addition—in addition to consequences. If you are not firm on this as citizens of Biafra, if you are not strong, then, don’t expect any more from Biafran leaders and don’t expect any different than you would expect from effete and maximally corrupt Nigerian leaders: Tufiakwa! In Biafra, we will be firm and we will be strong; this we are learning now.
Where are Uchenna Madu and all the other Biafrans who still remain in Nigeria’s jails? Why have they not been released? A question for Nigeria. A question for all.
Biafra alive! Because it is God Who makes it so. This year, 2009, WE MAKE it really 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,
Nkea wu akuko nke anyi na a kpo News Analysis, si na Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
O wu maka gini ka anyi ji a si unu ka anyi bido Biafra Shadow Government na ala Biafra? Maka o wu ihe e dere na Biafra Charter anyi, na ebe gbasara Biafra Provisional Government, ebe Biafra Charter ahu na e kwu na ndi Biafra e kwere la na anyi ga a ga na ihu na ihe gbasara Biafra Independence a mara okwa ya na May 30 1967. Ndi Biafra e kwere kwa la, na kwue na, na anyi i chota Independence Biafra taa a wughi na anyi na a lusi Nigeria agha, ma o wu na anyi na Nigeria na e me udo—mba! Anyi na e nweta Independence Biafra maka na o wu Ike anyi, na ihe anyi, nke no anyi na aka i me; maka Chi na Okike nyere ndi mmadu ike i noro onwe ha, chia o nwe ha; ndi UN e kwere kwa la otu ahu. O wu ihe mere anyi ji e bido government Biafra—anyi kwere na, na a cho, Independence Biafra.
Ma, anyi na e bido, na na e me, government Biafra, anyi e chefughi la na ihe Biafra Charter kwuru maka government: o wu Oha Biafra nwe Government—o wughi Government nwe Oha; nde Biafra e kweghi kwa la ka Government na e me ka ndi Biafra ha wu zi ohu government na ohu ndi ishi na ndi na aru oru government—mba nu! O wu Oha Biafra ga e nye government ike, ma o wu napu government ike ahu, otu o jiri masi Oha Biafra.
Ihe anyi ji a rutu ihea aka wu na anyi a hula otu ndi Biafra no na otu, otu ha si a hapu ndi ishi ha ka ha wu ndi ishi na e me ihe soro ha, ma o wu ihe ojoo ma o wu uruh na aru, na o nweghi onye otu si ha kwusi ihe ojoo di otu ahu, nke wu uruh na aru na nlefuru-anya dika e si e me na ime Oku-Mmuo ahu a kporo Nigeria. Anyi na a si unu e kweghi la ka ihe di otua mee ozo, na ime Biafra, na Government Biafra. Unu juputa eziokwu na onu ndi ndu na ndi ishi unu; ha meghie, a chuo ha na oru, ma o wu kpogaa ha ulo-ikpe; ha rio mgbahara, nwee mgbanwe-obi, anyi a gbahara ha, ma chupu kwa ha na okwa, ziga kwa ha na ulo ikpe. O wu na aka unu, ndi Biafra, ka o di i hu na Government na ndi na a ruru anyi oru na Government—ma ndi ishi ma ndi osuso, ndi odu, ma ndi ukwu ma ndi nta—ruru oru ha na uzo ziri ezi; na a kparighi Oha Biafra. Anyi na e me Biafra Shadow Government, ka anyi buru kwa nkea na obi.
Uchenna Madu na ndi Biafra ndi ozo ka no na mkporo Nigeria—kedu mgbe a ga a hapu ha aka? Nkea wu ajuju anyi na a ju Nigeria; nkea wu ajuju anyi na a ju onye owula.
Biafra: biri kwa! ka Chineke siri kee gi. Na afo ohuru ya, 2009, ANYI ga e me ka o wuru otu ahu.
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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