Northern actors in the country have threatened to leave the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) if Senator Elisha Abbo is removed as a patron of the group.
The Adamawa born lawmaker was enlisted as a patron of the guild which did not go down well with many actresses.
Reacting to the outcry Abbo’s appointment has ignited, Chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the AGN, Jimi Lot stressed that the lawmaker was appointed as a patron of the group because of his philanthropic acts.
He said that Abbo had apologised and should not be held down or delisted by the AGN. He also added that northern actors will dump the AGN and form their own group if the act is carried out. According to him, Abbo is not guilty of assault until proven so by the court.
“Even Jesus forgives so why wouldn’t Nigerians accept Senator Abbo’s apologies and forgive him over the assault.
“The guild is not going to withdraw the appointment. We the northern actors will not agree on this and will not take this if the guild tries to do otherwise.
“If they attempt to do that, we are going to secede. The northern actors will break up from the guild and form our own in the North, since our choice cannot be respected.”