I bet you have asked this question too. It can’t be denied… I checked a whole bunch of actual names. I found many of the same names that used to say, “GEJ till 2019,” are now the same names saying, “Biafra or death.” But the topic is, which comes first, the chicken or the egg. Thankfully I have been listening to Nwannekaenyi Kenny Okwu-Kanu who goes by the stage name, “Nnamdi Kanu,” for quite a bit; assigned by my organisation [ENDS] to monitor his terror potency as part of our primary mission to combat old and prevent new terror in Nigeria.
Before the station re-dedicated itself for instigation of full terror against the new government, Radio Biafra was a Jonathanian bully organisation. In the beginning days and till late 2014 when Nnamdi Kanu recognized that Jonathan was bound to lose, all Radio Biafra did was prop-up PDP candidates and officials and threaten death on Muslims and APC candidates and their supporters. There’s tons of such recorded episodes.
Radio Biafra’s PDP Campaign And Opposition Party Intimidation
Nnamdi Kanu threatened Rotimi Amaechi when the then Rivers state governor picked up ‘arms’ against Goodluck Jonathan; that period when Jonathan made 16 greater than 19…before APC was born. He threatened and promised to kill Rochas Okorocha. He promised death and ordered his members to harass and try to kill Chief Sylvester O. Dimunah for converting to Islam. This was all Radio Biafra was.
His words were as clearcut, cold and blatantly pro PDP and Jonathan as can be seen in this excerpt from a facebook post he made:
“DEALING WITH APC SUPPORTING SABOTEURS IN THE BIAFRAN STRUGGLE …There will be no mercy, no pardon, no forgiveness. All traitors must die and so too their families. This nonsensical disease of Igbo saboteurs springing up all over the place in the name of having a different opinion on Biafra liberation will no longer be tolerated especially those who claim they are Biafrans but are supporting APC or APC candidates.” -Written by Nnamdi Kenny Okwu Kanu, owner RadioBiafra, January 5th, 2014 on Radio Biafra facebook.
In fact at a time when Jonathan’s government was so hopeless to the international world and where the administration-supervised deadly campaign against the northeast was so glaring with Boko Haram/Daesh in Nigeria successfully conquering 90% of Borno state and also capturing the top half of Adamawa state and much of Yobe state, Radio Biafra was strongly for Jonathan and his army chief, General Azubuike Ihejirika despite them both facing increasing global condemnation for the pogrom in the north. Radio Biafra for its many years openly drummed up Igbo support for the PDP-Jonathan-led government and terrorized the opposition.
You must realize that as you can hear in this recording of Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu (Nnamdi Kanu) that I made at the time, Nwannekaenyi said Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was Igbo, his Igbo brethren [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbNCBllNiWM]. Also recollect that General Azubuike Ihejirika is the man that Boko Haram negotiator, Stephen Davis accused of being a sponsor of Boko Haram.
Jonathan was an Igbo president for Radio Biafra and in him and with his policies they were well pleased. Till today, Radio Biafra still holds its support for PDP governors left in the south. See their tweet campaigning for mega corruption accused former PDP governor Godswill Akpabio just this week.
Background Of The Jonathan-Ihejirika North Pogrom, Destruction of Nigeria’s Military
We recollect that General Azubuike Ihejirika was the head of the army for the four years that Boko Haram had unprecedented territorial success, capturing 20 of 27 local governments in Borno, then with public uproar, Ihejrika clears them back while killing hundreds of Borno youth in careless military ops that were as bad as the terrorists and got him Amnesty International condemnation records; then he steps back again to allow Boko Haram capture the 20 local governments again, and so on in a continuous no-strategy cycle to eradicate the northeast of human life. It was a pogrom and it led to the definition and entrenchment the official deadliest terrorist group in the world that killed over 100,000 north-based people and displaced over 2 million, especially farmers, leading to a catastrophe beyond proportions. We recollect that it was General Ihejirika that the US accused of amassing billions of dollars meant for equipping the military via the Boko Haram pogrom which allowed for stupendous military budgets that were diverted under him and Commander in Chief Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. We also recollect that General Ihejirika was a mani beneficiary of the dividing up of lands meant for military barracks’.
The Nigerian military was being purposefully undermined and depleted under Jonathan and Ihejirika while certain civilians were being given Nigeria’s arms and military hardware budget cash to fund private armies. Tompolo was one such individual who was given billions to be a so-called paramilitary force in the south south to “defend Nigeria’s waterways.” It is recollected that at this time oil theft rose to unprecedented levels in Nigeria’s history, suggesting that the funding of Tompolo’s southern army was not for what was portrayed.
My Debate With Nwannekaenyi Okwa-Kanu On Why He Campaigned For Jonathan
In cogniscance of the above background, you will understand why at the time I was frustrated seeing people who pretended to be freedom fighters using their platform to campaign for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the continued anti-north pogrom and deliberate destruction of the Nigerian military under army General Ihejirika’s watch. Jonathan was so bad and dangerous to Nigeria and west Africa as a whole, I did not mind Ihejirika seizing power for him. Yes, when we look back at Nigeria’s military take overs, and history of slightly longer northern rule, the north (80% of Nigeria’s land mass) did not rule for 10 more years than the south because they were elected into power, but because they seized power on the claim that the administration in charge was recklessly corrupt. Kaduna Nzeogwu had attempted the same but possibly when he massacred many prominent Nigerians especially northerners in his attempt, it flopped. Northerners however sacked fellow northerners in power via coups on the claim of doing good for Nigeria. We have even voted one such ex-military ruler as our current president because I guess we appreciated that he was really good and was for good, and wholeheartedly forgive him for the coup. We are as it appears free humans who like progress unrestricted and not slaves to western political democracy per se. So now a southern “Igbo” was president and General Azubuike Ihejirika was in charge of the army. Why did Ihejirika not do something to save Nigeria?
I challenged Nwannekaenyi, aka “Nnamdi.” “Why do you support Jonathan and Ihejrika with their hopelessness and pogrom?” I asked him. “Should Ihejirika not sack Jonathan for us? Why do you support Jonathan?,” I pressed on Radio Biafra, under the fake name “Smart Alec.”
Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu defended the PDP president as his person. It was clear Kanu was an arm or sponsored by Jonathan. Nwannekaenyi said Jonathan was the only president that set up a sovereign national conference. I called his BS. Several identical conferences had been set up in the past and there was nothing sovereign about this conference where certain references had been banned, I told him. I am happy I recorded this debate and evidence of what Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu truly is/was [https://youtu.be/EbNCBllNiWM]. He was Jonathanian through and through. The Jonathanian comes before the Radio Biafran, apparently.
As Jonathan Loses, Radio Biafra Becomes Agitator
It was only when the permutations were poor and it was glaring that Jonathan would loose as Nwannekaenyi started mentioning on his broadcasts that “Biafra or death” started coming up. Biafra or death is the Jonathanians’ plan B. And while these masters, Jonathan, Ihejirika, Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu and the like have tremendous material gain of these various schemes, it is the gullible youth followers that one must pity as they mumuishly follow the chicken and the egg and rubbish perhaps worthwhile and widespread legitimate causes for true federalism, independence and self determination.
Dr. Peregrino Brimah; http://ENDS.ng [Every Nigerian Do Something] Email: [email protected] Twitter: @EveryNigerian