by crossriverwatch admin
The National Executive Council, NEC of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN has suspended some of its members in Cross River state indefinitely for running a parallel executive in the state.
The suspended members include Maureen Ekpenyong, Magnus Edet, Prince Emmy, Ekpedeme Moses, Emmanuel Williamson, Mbuotidem Akpan, Ekpo Daniel, Ubok Edide Ita, and Stella Okon.
This is as contained in a letter dated July 2, 2014 and signed by the National President of the Guild, Ibinabo Fiberesima and copied the association’s Board of Trustee, the South-South Vice President, Chairman of the Cross River chapter and the Cross River Commissioner of Police.
The suspension notice reads in part “this is to inform you of the resolution of the National Executive Council, NEC, to suspend you indefinitely from the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, for illegally running a parallel executive in AGN Cross River State Chapter, which is punishable under section 8, E of the constitution of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (2011 Amended).”
“Kindly submit the entire Guild’s property in your possession to Monica Udofia, Chairman, Cross River state Chapter, AGN” the notice further ordered.
It will be recalled that the Cross River chapter of the guild fell apart early this year and a faction created by the former chairman of the chapter, Eric Anderson after he failed to secure re-run for the chairmanship position following issues he left unresolved while he was chairman of the guild.
Eric, now hustling for an elective position in the Cross River House of Assembly, told our reporter he no longer has a hand in the faction an indication that he may have lost control of the faction.
As the guild heads towards suspension of its perceived turbulent members the big question would hinge on the impact this decision would possibly have on the unity of the guild in the state.
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