August 18 2020 | Radio Biafra
Chinua Achebe appears to be a prophet as regards to predicting accurately the future of Nigeria through his novels. His satirical novel “A Man Of The People” comes to mind. There, he showcased the level of corruption and barbarity ravaging Nigeria. He presented characters that were at first loved by the people, some were even former teachers but ended up in corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
Some years after, although Chinua Achebe is gone, Nigeria remains an abattoir were good people are butchered on a daily basis. Nigeria corrupts even the incorruptible. You only need to join politics or start supporting a politician, then you gradually start losing yourself.
Many people at a particular time have risen with promise of bringing salvation to the people, but only few stood tall till the end for their people. It is only recently that a British colonial officer stated that the great Zik of Africa, Nnamdi Azikiwe was compromised.
Taking the East to go into alliance with the North wasn’t for the interest of the people. It was Zik working for Britain against his own people. The East should have formed alliance with the West. The funny part of it is that the people supported Nnamdi Azikiwe’s move, because they trusted him wholeheartedly. Nevertheless, Zik allowed himself to be used against his own people.
Biafra is almost totally forgotten until Ralph Uwazuruike resurrected her and put up a movement. Movement For The Actualization Of The Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) he called it. It swept the entire South East and people embraced his message of freedom. Then prison happened. While in prison, the man of freedom changed into another thing. Nigeria happened to him. Nigeria changed him.
It became clear that Uwazuruike has been broken. He sold out, while pretending to still fight for Biafra. During Anambra State election campaign, he was in open roof vehicle campaigning for Gov Willie Obiano and against IPOB election Boycott. At Electronics Market and Head Bridge, angry and disappointed Easterners threw sachets of pure water at him.
At a particular time, IPOB members were arrested, imprisoned and killed, MASSOB members were flying Biafra flag at Upper Iweka and dancing around, with Nigeria Police and Army admiring them. I looked at them and shook my head in dismay. I pitied the men he is still fooling. I was told he informed his followers that Military men didn’t molest them because Nigeria fears him.
That particular moment Obasanjo’s government allowed Ralph Uwazuruike to go and bury his mother and never went after him till now, was when he sold out. He can’t go against his agreement with Nigeria, even if he wants to. You know why? These agreements always accompany corrupt gifts and dealings. You will never go against it, and your secrets will remain hidden. That notwithstanding, I still respect Uwazuruike for the fire of Biafra awareness he rekindled. I detest Nigeria for murdering good people.
Asari Dokubo is another of Uwazuruike’s kind. He is another man that Nigeria prison changed. Both Asari’s tango with IPOB and his misunderstanding with IPOB is all for the interest of One Nigeria. I must tell you with all certainty that Asari Dokubo started his fight for the emancipation of Niger Delta with all sincerity of heart. But along the line, they got to him.
He appeared to have negotiated deals with them, and that was when he started the game of the more you look, the less you see. I still find it absurd that a man fighting for the emancipation of his people will agree to a contract deal to guard Oil Pipelines. That was how the owner of Oil was turned into a guard for pipeline by the people that have no drop of oil in their lands.
Ask yourself these questions. Has oil pollution stopped in Niger Delta?
Has Ogoni land been cleaned? How is the environment in Niger Delta? Is 13% enough compensation for those that own the oil and suffer its numerous hazards? Then why is Asari Dokubo no more talking? Why is he no more fighting? An agreement must have been reached. He once in a while makes empty videos to fool people.
Asari cashed-in inside prison. He is now supper rich, while Niger Delta is still poor. He built a massive University abroad when his people don’t have school to go to. He demands for an account from IPOB, but mounts no pressure against Nigeria government looting his people dry. Asari that went to prison is completely different from the one that came out. Imagine what we will achieve should Asari and Uwazuruike start exposing the evils of Nigeria government. Their voices are no more loud. Have you asked why?
Femi Fani Kayode also went to prison. With what is happening today, I won’t be wrong if I say that the former Aviation Minister was arranged to be in prison same time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was in prison. Some elements want him to fraternize with the IPOB Leader. He was planted there to break, steal information and confuse him. To make him drop his agitation. Fani Kayode was the one that wrote when Mazi Nnamdi Kanu appeared in Israel, telling us how he has concluded with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to vote out Buhari in 2019.
It turned out he lied. Fani Kayode’s little imprisonment and his rapport with IPOB Leader endeared him to the people. He started writing articles on what the people would love to hear. And more people kept praising him. His article calling Abba Kyari a good man and making it Igbo bashing by telling us how it was Abba his friend that made Enugu Airport and Second Niger Bridge to be built, was a pointer to the double agent he is, but lots of people never believed. Today, he went to Zamfara, took a Fulani title and now tells us how beautiful RUGA is. Everything about him have changed completely.
Nigeria doesn’t make a saint out of people, Nigeria destroys people. It doesn’t matter if you are a Priest, Bishop, Iman, Activist or Freedom Fighter. Once you get close, you are destroyed. Is that not why Chinua Achebe avoided Nigeria like a plague. He even rejected awards offered to him by the Nigeria government on different occasions. He understood Nigeria perfectly. Nigeria kills immaculate characters. That is why some men of God are still supporting Buhari and APC till today. Leave Nigeria while you can. You will never regret you did.
Only two influential men have gone to Nigeria Prison, come out, and still remain their true selves. One is Fela Kuti, and the other is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Fela without committing any crime was thrown into prison by General Muhammadu Buhari, the then Military Head of State. Fela was in prison for five years, came out and continued his message. Unfortunately, he was a lone voice. The Nigeria populace would rather talk about his women and smoking than the raw truth he was speaking about.
I believe Nigeria Government must have thought bringing in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will offer them opportunity to buy him out. Even Orji Uzor Kalu was sent to meet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje prison by the government to facilitate the move towards luring him to become a typical corrupt, heartless, wicked and senseless Nigeria politician, but they failed woefully.
He rejected their oil wells, said no to their vice-presidential offer, said to hell with their money and refused to betray his people. This is exactly what distinguishes Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from others. They are just two, Fela, an Oduduwa man and Nnamdi Kanu a Biafran.
It is left for you to understand the game and know whom to follow, so as not to be fooled by numerous double agents masquerading as activists, freedom fighters and mouth piece of the people.
The future is blink. Nigeria is going down. The weight of corruption, looting, marginalization, bad governance, killing of Christians by herdsmen and Boko Haram will definitely pull the country down.
May God bless us and keep us all away from evil people.
Source: The Biafra Post
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media