Emeka Rollas beats Emeka Ike to emerge as AGN President

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After the meeting held to reconcile Emeka Ike and Ibinabo Fiberesima, an election to determine the next President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) was held and the association now has a new leader.

Nollywood actor and former General Secretary of the guild, Emeka Rollas emerged winner of the election after beating Ike by 42 votes to 12.

Rollas, who has featured in films including House Party and Last Warning has said he is committed to building a united guild after setting out to mend broken fences.

He said, ‘Having gone through deep crisis which almost destroyed the very foundation of our guild over the years, we have commenced work immediately towards healing the wounds of the past.

‘We are resolute in building a strong and united body for Nollywood actors with a view to restoring total peace, forgiveness and reconciliation amongst all aggrieved parties, for our strength lies in our unity.

‘I open my hands of fellowship to all for us to rebuild this Guild, for there cannot be a good leader without good followers,’ the new leader said.

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He added, ‘We pray that our administration will be a point of reference in terms of positive impacts we intend to make on our members in particular and indeed Nollywood in general.’

Senior members of the AGN had been at loggerheads over who would lead the guild culminating in a 2016 court ruling which ordered the removal of Ibinabo Fiberesima as president and replacing her, in the interim, with Emeka Ike pending elections.

This post first appeared on TNS.

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