The election was illegal — Ibinabo
Ibinabo Fiberesima and Emeka Ike have jointly rejected the newly formed Government of National Unity,GNU, an interim government under the umbrella of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, which is headed by actor, Emeka Rollas, arguing that “ the AGN matter is still in court.”
Rollas emerged the head of the interim government after he defeated Emeka Ike at an election that was organized by the congress. The election held penultimate Tuesday, in Enugu. But reacting to the outcome of the election, Ibinabo disassociated herself from the exercise, describing it as ‘illegal.’ “I am still in court, which election brought Emeka Rollas to power as GUN president,” Ibinabo queried.
In a statement posted on the film makers platform on WhatsApp called, Movie People, she declared, “The Ibinabo Fiberesima-led National Executive committee of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, hereby dissociates herself from the illegal election of Government of National Unity conducted in Enugu on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. The elected officials are in appeal court over a judgment granted St. Maradona Mikevine by the Federal High Court Lagos. Disregard the Government of National unity as it’s totally illegal and can not stand.”
Also, reacting to the new development, National Secretary in the Emeka Ike-led faction of AGN, Mr. Femi Durojaiye said there was no congress of Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, in Enugu. In a statement he titled, “ AGN Enugu Débâcle: Beware of Fraud’ and which was made available to HVP, Durojaiye said “I would like to correct the impression that there was a Congress of Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, at Enugu.
There was none. The meeting at Enugu was another peace and reconciliation meeting, an earlier one was held in Lagos. It is an act of idiocy to posit that a court judgement gotten by a member of AGN was “handed over” to a dubious and non existent “Congress”. The judgement of a court of competent jurisdiction is a law enforceable not just by AGN members but any interested party.”
“The only competent and constitutionally empowered persons to call a congress of AGN are the two factional presidents of AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima and Emeka Ike. They are yet to do so. It is important to note that the reference to the Board of Trustees led by Ifeanyi Dike at the Enugu meeting is a monumental error of judgement. This board has since been sacked by the court!”
It is untrue that the the two National Excos of Ibinabo Fiberesima and Emeka Ike, which were recognized by the attendees of the Enugu peace meeting, were dissolved.
The body empowered to dissolve the National Exco are the Exco themselves, principally after setting up an electoral body to conduct national elections. The two National Excos never did and Ibinabo Fiberesima didn’t even attend the Enugu peace and reconciliation meeting. The purported vacuum created after the “dissolution of National Excos” is a figment of the imagination of the Enugu power hungry fellows who made a futile grab for power.
Those who had sinister plans for the supposed Enugu peace and reconciliation meeting and who meticulously executed their evil plans right before the press forgot one simple fact. The press coverage of an illegality does not confer any shred of legality on it. Rather it exposes and expounds such illegality. Our members and the general public are enjoined to disregard the Enugu meeting and all illegalities that has emanated from it, including the “election” of a fake president.
The coming together of the two National Excos of Ibinabo Fiberesima and Emeka Ike to bring AGN crisis to a close is laudable. They are working hard at it. They remain the legal mouthpiece of Actors Guild of Nigeria,” the statement read.