Reports reaching Nigeriafilms.com confirm that Nollywood actor and president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Segun Arinze has resigned as the guild's head.
Segun resigned as a result of the recent crisis at last week Friday's AGN election in Benin, Edo State, which resulted into violence.
In a statement made available to us, Segun pointed out that his resignation takes immediate effect.
An insider source confirmed Segun Arinze's resignation to Nigeriafilms.com. Efforts to contact Segun on phone to confirm this story was futile as he calls made to him on phone were on call waiting as at press time.
His resignation letter reads:
The Chairman board of trustees Actors Guild of Nigeria.
In view of the recent happenings in the actors guild of Nigeria and the recently botched elections in Benin. It is indeed a sad development for AGN.
In actual fact my tenure as president ended on the 9th of December 2011 but stayed on as president in deference to the BOT and the vast majority of our members who prevailed on me to oversee a successful transition to a new president through a free and fair election.
The events in Benin on the 28th of April 2012 is now common knowledge. I know I constituted an independent Agnec that was to supposed to be devoid of any electoral rancour or external influences.
For my integrity and honour, I hereby resign as president of actors guild of Nigeria and it comes into effect immediately.
I want the BOT for all the support given during my tenure, the state chapter chairmen, my fellow presidents from other guilds in Nollywood, all AGN members and especially the media for their tremendous support and positive given during my tenure.
I want to thank profoundly my wife julie for holding on during the challenging period of service to the guild.
I wish the guild the very best as we move forward.
Thanks and warm regards.
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