Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze, has aired his views on the crisis rocking the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) he once led. Since a court ruled that status quo be observed, which put the election of Ibinabo Fiberesima as president of the guild into question, Emeka Ike has announced himself as president of the actors' body. However, the case has been appealed.
In his recent comment, Segun Arinze described Emeka Ike is nothing but an attention seeker.
Segun explained that Emeka never applied for the position of the Guild’s leadership and will only keep making noise until Ibinabo’s tenure is over without achieving anything.
“I don’t want to trade words with him because he lacks pedigree. Emeka Ike was never AGN President. The media should stop giving him attention because he is just an attention seeker who wants to be in the news for the wrong reasons. If he wants to head the guild, let him go through the right process.
"The process is, get the form, go through the required screening, then contest for the elections when certified. It is when he becomes victorious at the election process he can then declare himself as the president of AGN
“He has been claiming to be the AGN president since I left as the head of the guild in 2011 before Ibinabo came in. Why didn’t he purchase the forms to contest elections then? This is how he will continue till Ibinabo’s tenure expires next year and another individual will emerge president. He is hallucinating and he needs to wake up from his slumber,” Segun told E-Rave.
On the court’s declaration on Ibinabo’s election, Segun said "there is no problem with that. The court said the guild should return to status quo which in military parlance means ‘to return to normal or as it is’. Ibinabo still remains president and her tenure expires next year.”