MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo on Thursday declared self-government in a live broadcast on a newly established radio station: Voice of Ogoni. He vowed that by their declaration of political autonomy, they (the Ogoni people) are determined to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without fear or retreat. (In case you missed the story, read it HERE)
However, Amaechi said Diigbo (the initiator of the Autonomy Day) “would run into the bush” if attempts were made to ask him questions.
According to him, “On Ogoni autonomy, I wish them well. Ogoni autonomy is not achievable. The man (Diigbo) who declared Ogoni autonomy will run into the bush tomorrow morning. What Diigbo is doing is treasonable felony. You do not declare autonomy on the pages of newspapers and magazines or on radio and television.”
The Chairman of MOSOP Provisional Council, Prof. Ben Naanen, and other authentic Ogoni leaders immediately disowned the declaration of the Autonomy Day by Diigbo, insisting that Ogoni people were not for sovereignty.