NUJ Presidential candidate reacts to Ogun Court order vacates, boycotting election


Ogun Order vacated/NUJ ELECTIONS:

“All facts considered, we have resolved to fight the procedural irregularities and pursue all pending litigations relating to the fact that Chris Isiguzo and Garba Mohammed are unfit to be President and Chairman Credentials Comittee respectively. This we shall do even after the charade in Umuahia.

“Meanwhile, let it be known that we are boycotting the so called election and demand that no vote shall be entered in the name of our Presidential candidate, Yusuf Idris. Our candidate has formally notified the Credentials Committee on this.

The statement signed by Dahiru Garba Mohammed National Coordinator noted that “We appreciate the numerous councils and professional colleagues that are boycotting this charade in solidarity with our legitimate concerns as Journalists who refuse to accept misfits as leaders.

“We also wish to reiterate our respect for the rule of law and all laws that guide the affairs of people in a decent society as ours.

Earlier,a statement was issued by the embattled NUJ President, Chris Isiguzo as seen below.

“To the Glory of God, the Ex-parte Order obtained by some union members in Ogun State Council from the Ibadan Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria suspending the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference has been vacated by the court in Ibadan today. With this, all encumbrances have been cleared. I therefore use this opportunity to welcome our teeming delegates from across the country to Umuahia, Abia State. In all, the Union is the winner as collective interest surpasses individual’s interest.

“Chris Isiguzo
NUJ President”.