MOSOP USA demands political autonomy ln Nigeria
By Dennis Essang, Port Harcourt
The secretary general of The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni people MOSOP United State of America (USA), Rev. Elder Augustine DineBari Kpuinen, says MOSOP USA and Ogoni people stand by the Ogoni Bill of Rights and its demand for an autonomous state in Nigeria.
These were some of the critical positions of the MOSOP USA in the paper presented on behalf of the people of Ogoni during the just concluded public hearing on the 1999 Constitution Review organised by a senate committee of the National Assembly.
In an interview, with newsmen, Kpuinen who is also the chairman United MOSOP Forum, said, Ogoni people should be granted political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the republic as a distinct and separate unit by whatever name called, provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs,
the right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development.