Listen to VOBI on the Internet: http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm
Read VOBI News Analysis on the Web: http://www.biafraland.com/NewsAnalysis.htm
Visit Biafra on the Internet: http://www.biafraland.com
This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For November 13, 2009
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Once again, we will use the events and news coming out of our homeland—Biafraland—which is still under severe occupation by Nigeria, to open everyone’s eyes to the current state of our affairs.
Last week, Nigerian newspapers and Nigerians were reporting on whatever it was that Dim Ojukwu said to them regarding Nigerian elections in Anambra; and all kinds of responses were tendered. First, as our people say, “if you behave and make yourself look like a mouse, the cat will come after you.” So, it is in this light that one can interpret the undue and unnecessary insult that Dim Ojukwu received from Nigerians—be they Nigerians or those Igbo and other Biafrans who unfortunately and misguidedly still consider themselves Nigerians. As we have advised him before, Dim Ojukwu should stay with Biafra, and reflect on the potential Biafra had and still has. Dim Ojukwu should be proud of his service to Biafra and in Biafra, which service saw that Biafra rose to defend itself when unexpectedly attacked by Nigeria with a genocidal intent. Despite overwhelming odds against Biafra, we managed to survive that war, “intact” enough that Nigeria continues to see us as a threat today, in response to which Nigeria has imperiled itself with flagrant but unjustifiable anti-Biafra policies since the war, assuring that Nigeria is dead, only now one step away, in coma. Despite what ignorant people will say, and despite what spiteful persons may do in a futile attempt to re-write history, the Biafra War was a war of survival for our people and a war of genocide by Nigeria against our people; that we are still here today is a measure of success. That’s where Dim Ojukwu’s importance, relevance, glory or fame derives from; he led us in this gallant effort. It is Biafra which makes Dim Ojukwu, and not the other way around: Ojukwu did not make Biafra, nor is Ojukwu Biafra. The day Dim Ojukwu deviated from Biafra and joined Nigeria/one-Nigeria, in words, in deed, in body, soul and spirit, on that day, the cloak or mantle and aura of Biafra left him: he, of his own choice, became thoroughly Nigerian again, exposing himself once again to the vagaries of Nigeria. When he got involved in Nigeria’s election in part of Biafraland which Nigeria made and called “Anambra State,” he had descended even lower, becoming or making himself, in the proverbial sense, “a mouse,” thus, “fair game” to be attacked viciously by “cats” (his “fellow Nigerians”), in a place where fairness is not part of their vocabulary. Dim Ojukwu and they deserve one another. Biafrans have no interest and no involvement in Nigeria’s politics. We wish that Ojukwu could still see himself as a true Biafran and remain true to Biafra; but he has chosen Nigeria, and there is nothing we can do about it, even when his preferred fellow Nigerians cheek and insult him at every turn.
Having said that, we have nothing but loathe for most of the respondents. A group calling itself “Anambra PDP Elders” could not contain itself. The fact that any Igbo or Biafran would belong to PDP makes such a person truly idiotic. For such to call himself or herself an Igbo “Elder” only speaks to the fact that Nigeria bastardizes every concept and every term; these pretend-Elders are thoroughly infected by Nigeria’s disease, otherwise, they would understand what “Elders” means in Igboland / Biafraland. For that matter, any response by an Igbo or Biafran which fails to recognize that it is wrong for the Igbo and other Biafrans to be participating in Nigerian elections, is truly misguided and ignorant. It is clear that these persons just don’t get it: our people are not interested in Nigeria: they want Biafra. They have no interest in PDP or Nigeria’s elections. Our people are for Biafra and Biafra only.
We reserve the harshest criticism for the hypocrite called Yakubu Gowon and his response. It was Gowon whose first statement in 1966 reflected the true and unchanged, unchanging intent of his fellow murderers in Nigerian Military uniform who performed the July 1966 coup d’état and put him in charge: “…the basis for unity of Nigeria is not there…” For that matter, in demonstration of full agreement with Gowon’s statement, that murderous coup was named “Operation Araba”—meaning, “secession.” The North wanted to separate from Nigeria. But, Gowon was willing to sacrifice the lives of millions of Biafrans and his own Nigerians, against the truth, in a war which he claims he won but which only leaves Nigeria properly fractured and non-functional, a war which he claims preserves the unity of Nigeria when everyone understands that there is in fact no unity in Nigeria, and no peace, for that matter: the war still goes on! In a recent press interview, Gowon himself admitted that his own children refuse to return to Nigeria or to live in Nigeria. What a damning verdict as to who really lost that war!
Still not getting it, Gowon is quoted as saying: “…he [Gowon] and Ojukwu had agreed in December, 2008 in Abuja not to do anything that would dismember the country as the unity of the nation is more important than individual interests…”
We can only wonder if Ojukwu was really at that meeting: the Ojukwu we knew would have asked Gowon: “what unity, what nation?” When better to remind Gowon of the only accurate epiphany he, Gowon, ever had about Nigeria that “the basis of unity of Nigeria” DOES NOT exist? Since Gowon is bringing up the issue of “agree[ment],” the Ojukwu we knew would have asked Gowon what happened to the Aburi Accord of 1967, the one agreement which might have saved Nigeria, and, who broke that agreement.
But, we all know that it is the same Gowon who is behind the scenes working the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF): who does not understand that ACF has only one interest—“one North” (no: not one-Nigeria); and that ACF will do anything and everything to promote the interest of the North, at the expense of Nigeria? The only reason ACF (and Gowon) are still insisting on one-Nigeria today is because the current unworkable structure allows the North to operate as an independent Islamic Nation of Arewa, with its own laws and constitution, while at the same time affording the North protection to loot, steal and parasite off its weakened, threatened and frightened neighbors. The North needs the cover and the instruments of State [of Nigeria] to terrorize and intimidate and take away the resources of other nations in Nigeria, for its own use and betterment. Not content, the North has also embarked on forced Islamization of every nation in the Nigeria geospace. That’s why Gowon wants one-Nigeria. Does it bother him, a so-called Christian, that his Nigeria is an official member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)? That’s why the North pretends to want one-Nigeria. Hypocrites, all!
If, in fact, Dim Ojukwu was part of this agreement as claimed by Gowon, he owes our people an apology. Our people want Biafra; our people are Biafrans. That’s what we told Dim Ojukwu in 1966; and that’s what he, under our direction, and with our support, led us to achieve in 1967. If any person wants to claim to speak for our people, or claims leadership role in our land, and such is embracing one-Nigeria, he or she is out of his or her mind: he or she could not speak for our people; he or she should stop misrepresenting themselves. Such may delude themselves today with one-Nigeria, but Biafra will be actualized. “Biafra cometh, quicker than they think!”
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,
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.
Unu a nula osisa a sara Dim Ojukwu maka ihe a si no o kwuru na Newspaper ndi Nigeria gbasara election Nigeria na ime Anambra. O wu kwa anyi a gwa la Dim Ojukwu ka ya hafu ihe gbasara Nigeria, dota obi ya na Biafra; kama, ya na e so ndi one-Nigeria. Anyi na a su ilulu si “Onye mee ka oke, nwa-mba (poosu) e gwu ya onu.” Mgbe Dim tiiri aka ya na election ndi Nigeria na Anambra, ndi Nigeria a kpari wa ya. Dim mara kwa na o wu Biafra nyere ya aha; ma naani ihe Nigeria ga e nye ya wu mkpari. Nkea ka anyi na a gwa ya oge dum.
Ndi sara Dim Ojukwu okwu na ihea wu ndi iwhorhiwho; nke ka nke, ndi kporo onwe ha “Anambra PDP Elders.” A si na ha nwere ako-okenye, ha ga a ma na PDP wu onye iro ndi Igbo, onye iro ndi Biafra; PDP wu nshi nye ndi Igbo. Ndi ozo sara osisa ka ha a maghi na o wu aru na ajoo ihe na ndi Igbo ka no na ime one—Nigeria, ka na e kwu okwu election ndi Nigeria na Anambra. Oha Igbo, Oha Biafra, choro naani Biafra; ha a choghi ka ha na Nigeria mekorita ihe owula. Ha a choghi election Nigeria. Sooso Biafra.
Ma o wu osisa Yakubu Gowon, ajoo mmadu onye ihu abuo, wu nke ka si anyi iwe. Gowon si na ya na Ojukwu zukoro na December 2008 na Abuja ebe ha kwekoritara na idi-otu Nigeria di oke mkpa. A si nu na o wu na ezi na Ojukwu na Gowon zukoro otu ahu, mma Ojukwu anyi ma a juo Gowon: “olee ‘idi-otu’ a na e kwu okwu ya?” Ojukwu anyi ma gara a ju Gowon: kedu maka nkwekorita “Aburi Accord,” na 1967, nke Gowon mebiri, nke butara agha Biafra na Nigeria na 1967?
Mgbe onye o wula ma na ndi Ugwu Awusa nwere Obodo Muslim nke ha na ime Nigeria; na naani ihe di ha na Gowon mkpa wu ka ha zuo na azu one-Nigeria, were otu ahu na e zu, na e megbu, na na e mebi ndi mba ndi ozo, kedu ihe mere na ufodu ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra e nweghi ike i ghota nkea? A bia kwa, ndia na a kpo onwe ha “onu na e kwuru ndi Igbo,” ma o wu ndi ndu, ndi isi Igbo na Biafra, owukwa ya? Ebe anyi a marala ama na o wu naani Biafra ka igwe mmadu anyi choro, onye ahu si na ya na one-Nigeria na a to, o nweghi nu otu o ga e si wuru olu anyi, ma o wu nochitere anyi anya—mba. Ha e nweghi ike duo anyi ma o wu wuru ndi isi anyi—tufiakwa! Biafra ka anyi ga e nweta; Biafra ka anyi ga a chota. Biafra wu nke anyi
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!
Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues
Voice of Biafra International (VOBI)
· A SHORTWAVE Radio Broadcast Service
· A project of Biafra Foundation (BF) and Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF)