The Chairman of National Electoral Committee of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has pledged the committee’s commitment to ensure that the Guild’s forthcoming election is credible.
Steve Eboh, popularly known as Ajebo stated this in an interview in Abuja.
According to him, the election is slated to take place at the 2019 National Convention of the AGN scheduled to hold on October 30 to 31 in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom.
He explained that having passed through leadership crisis in the recent past, it was imperative to have an election that would produce leaders that would build on the success recorded by the current executives of the guild.
“As an electoral committee, we are determined to have credible elections in Uyo, in order to build a strong, united and peaceful guild for Nigerian actors.
“We are expecting nine delegates from every state, apart from observers, because constitutionally, we operate the guild with nine executives both at the state and national levels.
“There is office of the president and nine other positions to be contested for, including six zonal vice presidents coming from the six geo-political zones,” he explained.
Eboh, a former vice president and former chairman National Caretaker Committee of the AGN, also said that a new constitution would be unveiled by the guild at the conference.
He noted that besides the election, the conference would present an opportunity for interaction between the actors, relevant stakeholders and their fans.
“Particularly, interactions of the stars with the public and their fans and there would be a novelty football match also…There is a going to be presentation of a documentary of what the present government of National Unity has done within the last two years,” he said.
Also Ace actor and musician, Sani Danja said that there was need to have a formidable guild for Nigerian actors.
Danja who is a member of the committee, urged all delegates to attend the conference and participate in the forth coming elections.
It is recalled that after successive factional leadership crisis, the AGN in August 2017 had a Peace and Reconciliation Conference in Awka, Anambra, in which an open election was also conducted.
Its current president, Emeka Rollas and other executives were then elected to serve a two – year term, with the first mandate of healing the ‘wounds’ of the past and reconciling warring factions.