You Are Jealous Of Denja’s Achievement – Synw Tells Dzukogi
The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has berated BM Dzukogi over a comment recently made by him that Denja led ANA neglects writers, published 3 books in 2 years. SYNW described this statement as misleading, childish and egocentric.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan yesterday by the National President of the Society, Mr. Wole Adedoyin.
According to the statement “ Dzukogi is a shameless man, he is yet to recover from his first defeat. Disgrace made him to utter such stupid statement. He can only fool his Niger State toddlers and not intelligent and diligent ANA members across the country”
The Statement further read “When Dzukogi alleged that Denja led ANA neglects writers, published 3 books in 2 years, he never mentioned the planting ceremony of the ongoing ANA’s Mamman Jiya Vatsa Writers’ Village, Mpape, Abuja, professional enhancement of ANA’s website, the electronic membership database, Authors Groove, ANA Documentary, Enhancement of ANA literary prizes, first National Teen Authorship Conference, appointment and reappointment of ANA Committee members to mention but few”.
“It is also painful and confusing to see how Dzukogi has been personalizing and arrogating the achievements of Prof. Remi Raji led ANA exco under which Denja too served to himself alone. Denja Abdulahi, the outgoing National President of ANA had hand in one way or another in all what Dzukogi termed his “Selfish Achievements”.
“Our major question for Dzukogi is ‘Was ANA founded to publish only books?’ Majority of Members in ANA across the country are fully aware of Dzukogi’s claim of promoting teen authorship has an hidden and selfish agenda best known to him and his sponsors”.
He added that the allegation being sponsored by Dzukogi who was intimidated by Denja rising profile in in ANA and Nigeria was false and unjustifiable.
SYNW further urged diligent and intelligent ANA members across the country not to listen to Dzukogi whose mission is to destroy the good literary legacy laid down by ANA’s founding fathers.