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May 12, 2018

Unending AGN Crisis: I was never invited to the past presidents meeting — Ibinabo

Unending AGN Crisis:  I was never invited to the past presidents meeting — Ibinabo

By Benjamin Njoku

•Insists being authentic president of the guild

Embattled former president of Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN,  Ibinabo Fiberesima has denied recieving any telephone call or invitation  from  Mr. Emeka Rollas to attend the close-door meeting which the past presidents of the guild held with him last week, in Lagos. 

The  meeting, held at Lounge 50, in Surulere and exclusively reported by HVP had about five past presidents of the guild in attendance. They were Chief Lari Williams, the first president of the guild, Zack Orji, Ejike Asiegbu, Emmanuel Agugua and Segun Arinze who handed over to Ibinabo as AGN president.

Ibinabo, according to Emeka Rollas, was duly informed about the meeting. But in a statement she released during the week, the ex-beauty has denied being invited to the meeting. She insisted, however,  that she’s still the authentic president of the guild.

The statement reads thus: “The attention of the National Executive Council of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has been drawn to a false allegation on our National President, Ibinabo Fiberesima that she turned down the invitation to attend the Meeting of the Past Presidents of the Guild. We want to state categorically that the allegation is totally untrue, cocuted to malign and tarnish the name and image of our National President. “The National President was never invited nor contacted by the conveners of the so called meeting.

Even though she is still incumbent, authentic elected National President, she would have used the opportunity to brief her colleagues on the position of the Guild and the act of illegality currently being perpuated  by a section of the members led by Emeka Rollas.”

“The present Exco is still in the Appeal court battling the judgment of March 16, 2015 by the Federal High Court which declared us illegal at the tail end of our first tenure. We respect law and order thus we have not conducted a fresh election.”

“Ibinabo is not desirous of remaining as AGN President forever just as the case in the appeal court will not last forever too, therefore the National Executive shall midwife a credible election as soon as all the pending court cases are resolved.”

“For the records, Emeka Rollas is on suspension for his fraudulent practices as National Secretary under the Government of National Unity led by Segun Arinze. He was indicted by the probe panel therefore he cannot parade himself as the President of the Guild.”