Comrade Christopher Isiguzo, President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has blamed the crisis rocking the leadership of the union under his watch on faulty Constitution.
He said this when his campaign train berthed on Thursday night in Kano in Kano State where he denied affinity with the proscribed Indigenous People of IPOB.
Isiguzo who is seeking re-election to the same position at the NUJ triennial delegates Conference billed for next week in Umuahia, Abia State Capital.
He stated that it is cynical for his traducer and contender who have restricted to campaign of calumny on social media to smear his reputation, emphasized that infraction, and infighting within the hierarchy of NUJ on the Constitution.
But he promised to lead advocacy to review the document and provide welfare for NUJ members if given the mandate to return.
According to him, for want of reasons, NUJ Constitution was due for amendment in 2011, but nothing was done, we got another opportunity in 2016, the status quo was maintained, but I want to assure you that NUJ Constitution, just like any other guiding document are dynamic which calls the need to initiate amendment if given the opportunity ones again.
“I’m in Kano to seek your votes and I believe, Kano will reenact the Abeokuta experience that took us to where we are today”, Isiguzo asked “how can I be a member of a proscribed organisation, this is crude politics?”.
“Politics apart, this issue is trivial, uncalled for and I see a blatant attempt to set me up against a failed theory. Of course, it won’t fly, because members know my avowed stand on national issues”.
“Our challengers are only campaigning on Facebook and WhatsApp, but it is of importance to remind us that the election has gone beyond that.”
He also defended the choice of Abia State for the forthcoming triennial delegates conference and appealed to Kano delegates to vote for him in order to correct the wrongs in the pen profession.