The ‘fire’ which gutted the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is yet to be quenched.
The parties involved in this case have not yet made up their mind to smoke the peace pipe. There have been court actions between Emeka Ike and Ibinabo Fiberesima over who takes the position as the President of the AGN.
However, Ibinabo Fiberesima asserted in a recent interview with the Vanguard that she still holds her position as the President for the Guild.
Fiberesima lamented that Emeka is having the media support that’s the reason why he is making too much noise.
She noted that she won’t descend from her seat until her tenure of office expires.
“I am still the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria; I cannot leave until my tenure expires. People are just confused with all the lies going around town. Did anyone participate in the election where Emeka Ike contested? He did not contest for the post and if so, how did he emerge the president of the association? That is the only question I ask.
“It is the press that is granting him audience to talk and I wonder why. He did not run for any position in the AGN. The court judgement did not make him president of the association and we have gone to the court of appeal,” she said.
According to her, all her efforts to settle things with Emeka Ike have proved futile. She posited that Emeka is thinking about his personal interest first—but not that of the Guild Members.
“We have tried talking to Emeka Ike in the past but he is not really concerned about running the affairs of the guild. All he is bothered about is how much he can make from poor people that want to join the guild. The N5, 000 they collect is what he is eyeing and that is what pays his salary and puts food on his table. I am so sorry but that is just how he is.
“This is not personal, Emeka Ike was my friend but he is not anymore. If he were my friend, he would not do all what he is doing, we all grow in life and he should learn to grow. There had always been chaos in AGN but since I assumed leadership of the guild, there has been peace. Now, they have come again with chaos. We need to think of our members for once and not ourselves. I am still the president of AGN.” she added.