The National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Chris Isiguzo has said that there is no iota of truth in the publication making the round that he was denied United States of America, (USA), visa and called on the general public to discountenance same.
In a statement by the Director of campaign Organization for Isiguzo, Comrade Ali Atabor regretted that almost two years after the NUJ election, people are still playing politics with the feature of the union, when the president and his was trying to place the union on the world map..
The statement which reads in part, said “The attention of Rescue Mission Organisation, the Campaign platform of the Comrade Chris Isiguzo, NUJ National President has been drawn to a story planted in some blogs purporting that the National President was denied visa by US embassy in Nigeria for alleged forgery.
“A cursory investigation into the source and owners of the blogs bearing the report revealed that the same disgruntled and desperate fellows who lost the NUJ elections more than a year ago were behind it.
“To further demonstrate their sadistic bent, dept of frustration and readiness to dance naked in the market place and swim in the gutter, they diabolically dragged the name of Thisday Newspaper into the concocted cocktail of fallacy.
“To set the record straight, there is no iota of truth in the publication and the general public is advised to discountenance same.
“This is clearly the handiwork of those who lost election in NUJ and therefore determined to drag everybody down with them. We are sorry, to once again disappoint them by not joining issues with them (which they are desperately seeking), but to allow them to continue to wallow at their decrepit level.
“This is not the first time people are losing in our Union elections. Granted that the pain and shame of losing election in one’s bedroom or homestead could be a bitter pill to swallow, particularly as an incumbent seeking reelection, but one could have expected that having embarked on serial litigations, the losers would be be civilised enough to allow the matter run full course in the court of law instead of endless campaign of calumny, blackmail and mudslinging.
“Suffice it to say that this is not the first of such fallacious publications, which is a clear demonstration of the saying that he who is on the ground, fears no fall again. But, surely, their cup will soon run full and they will come face to face with the consequences of their well documented senseless actions.