King of Drama! Emeka Ike disrupts Actors Guild of Nigeria election, Guild official arrested

published on Saturday, 29 September 2012

The drama which has been going on in the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) for almost a year, continued on Thursday, as Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, who has vowed to sanitise the collapsed Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) again disrupted the Guild's election held in Lagos.

Five months ago at the guild elections in Edo, the actor was again at the centre of the controversy as that election was disrupted. Emeka Ike is demanding that the guild holds off on elections until after his case in court has been settled.

The actor took some policemen who arrested the vice chairman of the BOT of the Guild, Emma Ogugua during the elections.  "Emma was whisked away to Zone 2 headquarters of the police force where he met with the AIG in charge of the zone. He was accompanied by Steve Eboh, who is contesting in the election as president."

According to Emeka Ike, 'I stormed the venue to arrest Emma Agugua because he was conducting an illegal election. I have a case in court against the leadership of the Guild, until the matter is determined, nobody has the right  to conduct any election under the law."

Emma, according to a Vanguard source, later came back to the secretariat some minutes past 5pm. It was not clear whether the election continued or not.

Emeka Rollas, Steve Eboh, and Feberisima Ibinabo are contesting for the position of president.