The national Secretariat of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has described as fake, a report circulating online purporting that the leading chairmanship candidate for the Association’s Saturday’s election in Imo state, Nneoma Ukpabi, was disqualified by a screening panel ahead of the election.
This is even as the formost actress’s campaign organization has disclosed that its principal was fit, capable and ready to contest the Saturday’s Imo AGN’s election.
Expressing optimism, the campaign organization, stated that the National secretariat had since cleared her to contest the election on the ground that she was a qualified member of the Association who had contributed immensely to the growth of AGN, Nationally and internationally.
According to the campaign organization, the paddlers of the fake information were jittery of Ukpabi’s overwhelmeing popularity and acceptance going into the election which is slated this weekend.
According to a statement, the actress would bring positive innovations to bear should she emerge the next chairman of the Association in the state and would not give heed to petty politics.
The statement read “our attention has been drawn to a spurious probe report circulated on some WhatsApp platforms.
It is important we react, to avoid our teeming supporters not to be misled.
“The purported probe is not only fake but a calculated attempt to malign the image of our principal.
“We confirmed with the AGN National Secretariat to find out the authenticity of the report but we were made to believe that It emanated from the figment of imagination of the culprit posting the fake report.
“It is unfortunate that some people can be so desperate for power and descend so low in fanning the embers of members to cause chaos and destruction in our noble Guild.
“At NNEOMA UKPABI CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION, we are guided by humble principles of articulating what our Principal is capable of achieving…. dishing out our manifestos and descent campaign strategies.
“Please we urge our supporters and esteemed voters in Imo State Chapter and indeed all AGN members to discountenance the fake report.
We thank you for your overwhelming support.
“A vote for Nneoma Ukpabi is a vote to take AGN Imo Chapter to greater heights.”