Fresh crisis appears to be brewing in Actors Guild of Nigeria as the Board of Trustees and outgoing President of the Guild, Emeka Rollas have reportedly agreed to set aside the Guild’s constitution to conduct the national election.

It all started after a meeting was brokered between Emeka Rollas and Ibinabo Fiberesima whom he allegedly outsmarted to become the interim president.

Since then, a furious Ibinabo was said to have turned her back on the AGN she practically brought to prominence.

However, Ibinabo, reacting to the story, has said she was not part of any meeting with Emeka Rollas.

“You people should get your story right, because I was never part of this meeting and I had not met Emeka,” she stressed.

Sources at the closed door meeting, however, revealed that Ibinabo gave certain conditions before she could settle with Emeka Rollas and the Board of Trustees. One of the conditions, according to our insider, is that her former secretary, Abubakar Yakubu, return to serve as secretary in the coming national election.

Emeka Rollas who we hear had been longing to reconcile with Ibinabo was said to have accepted the offer and sold the idea to the Board of Trustees.

Confirming the development, a member of the National Executive council who pleaded anonymity said that the outgoing president has been going round the six geo-political zones of the country canvassing for supports ahead of the National election.

”I can confirm that this development is not going down well with those of us who have the interest of the Guild at heart. This Abu man has already served two tenures as National Secretary under Ibinabo Fiberesima, why bring him back just because you want to make peace with certain people? The constitution of the Guild is sacrosanct but they are saying they are not using the 2011 constitution because it is under review but even if the constitution is under review, it has not been concluded and passed into law.”

“Until then, the 2011 constitution remains valid. “Although, I may not be returning to contest for any position in the election, but I am very worried because another major wind of crisis is blowing and the Guild may not survive it.”

This is not the first time it is happening. We the pillar of peace know the role we played in Enugu to bring about this peace that we have in AGN today which they are trying to destroy again to satisfy their selfish interest.” “If the truth must be told, the mandate given to the Emeka Rollas government of national unity is to unite the guild and conduct an election that will herald a brand new national executive just like Segun Arinze did. That was the mandate in Enugu after the peace conference but here we are.”

Meanwhile, a group known as AGN G-7 in a recent message on social media said it has started a sensitization campaign ahead of the election in September to ensure only those who are ready to work and move the Guild forward are elected.

-Biodun Fariogun

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