Opera News

Opera News App

Exclusive: Nollywood Group Endorses Ex-chairman As Lagos 2021 Actors Guild of Nigeria Candidate

GbengaShaba
By GbengaShaba | self meida writer
Published 14 days ago - 0 views

Actor Emeka Rising

The 'Forward Actors Guild of Nigeria Group', a pressure group in Nollywood, has endorsed Emeka Rising, an ex-Chairman of the Guild, as the Chairmanship candidate in the forthcoming AGN Lagos branch election.


The coordinator of the group, Paul Julius, made the group’s position known at a well-attended press conference with the group, stakeholders and members of the Guild in Lagos on Sunday.


Julius explained that the group endorsed Emeka Rising as its own preference for the Chairmanship candidate because he was the only one that can resuscitate the Lagos Guild that is currently bereft of activities and ideas.


“Our decision to stand by him is neither unguided nor borne out of sentiments. It is as a result of extensive analysis and assessment. We need someone with experience, who can hold the Guild together.


“This is more so because Rising has the experience, capacity and capability to revive AGN Lagos that is currently under intensive care unit."

Leaders of the AGN Forward Group after the meeting.


“Let’s face it, our Guild use to be the envy of other Guilds in Nigeria. They looked up to us for direction, guidance and innovations because we used to be the Guild with the Midas touch. We set the pace others follow.

But today, things are falling apart and that is the reason the project #ForwardAGNGroup is on this rescue mission. We have been meeting (Physical and Virtual) over the last couple of weeks brainstorming, selecting, analyzing potentials and searching for the one person that can be a bridge builder that can put our Guild back on track."

"The #ForwardAGNLagosGroup hereby endorsed Emeka Rising for the position of the chairmanship position and promised to purchase his election form and deliver over 200 votes for him at the election. We urge all other persons nursing any ambition to contest for the position of the Chairman to reconsider their decision and join Emeka Rising in the interest of progress."

"During his first tenure as Chairman, he initiated programmes that are still relevant today in our Guild. We believe with our support he can do it again if given the opportunity." He said.


Paul Julius added that; “The task ahead of us is huge but with dedication, hard work and with the experience of Emeka Rising and the support of our members of AGN Lagos, we will surely take the Guild out of its current state of intensive care unit."


He thanked the outgoing administration led by Moji Oyetayo for her service to the Guild especially in the midst of the pandemic and all the turbulence of last year till now. It's now obvious she cannot give what she does not have. Paul noted that the best thing for her is to step aside as she no longer enjoy the support of majority of members of the Guild. The signs are even for the blind to see. He concluded.


Also present at the press briefing was popular PR enthusiast, Amb. Cornel Udofia, Confidence Osuji, Olamilekan Mohammed, Shedrac Itua and Ademola Moyo.

Content created and supplied by: GbengaShaba (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

"There Is No Doubt That The Newly Captured Wakili Is The Godfather Of Terrorism In South West"- FFK

2 minutes ago

0 🔥

10 Stunning Photos of "Mayowa Nicholas", The 22-Year-Old Nigerian model

3 minutes ago

0 🔥

10 Stunning Photos of

The Nigerian head of state who survived a coup

4 minutes ago

0 🔥

The Nigerian head of state who survived a coup

Bishop Kukah Claims Nigerian Politicians Engage In Spiritual Activities To Win Elections

6 minutes ago

2 🔥

Bishop Kukah Claims Nigerian Politicians Engage In Spiritual Activities To Win Elections

Opinion: Two Powerful Factors Standing Against Tinubu's Presidential Bid

10 minutes ago

9 🔥

Opinion: Two Powerful Factors Standing Against Tinubu's Presidential Bid

Under no circumstances should Wakili be set free - Femi Fani Kayode

12 minutes ago

4 🔥

Under no circumstances should Wakili be set free - Femi Fani Kayode

FFK Sends Strong Message To Nigerians

29 minutes ago

49 🔥

FFK Sends Strong Message To Nigerians

Years After The Death Of Dagrin, Check Out Photos Of The Wrecked Car That Took His Life.

31 minutes ago

22 🔥

Years After The Death Of Dagrin, Check Out Photos Of The Wrecked Car That Took His Life.

Endtime : 5 Shameful Acts By Some Nigerian 'Pastors' In Recent Years

32 minutes ago

57 🔥

Endtime : 5 Shameful Acts By Some Nigerian 'Pastors' In Recent Years

Oluwo Urges Fulani Herdsmen To Come Out And Live In The Town And Leave The Forests

35 minutes ago

76 🔥

Oluwo Urges Fulani Herdsmen To Come Out And Live In The Town And Leave The Forests

COMMENTS