Members of the Abia State chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) have appealed to the national leadership of the organization to promote peace among actors.

Following their monthly meeting in Umuahia on Wednesday, the AGN members accused the National President, Emeka Rollas, of fueling crisis within the Abia AGN.

Nathaniel Nwoko, Daniel Egwu, and Chukwuemeka Onyekwere, the Public Relations Officer of Abia AGN, expressed grievances over Rollas’s alleged interference in the affairs of the Abia chapter. They stated that David Amalaha, who was elected as Abia State Chairman in May 2023, has not been acknowledged by Rollas.

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Instead, they claimed that Rollas imposed Dorris Ogala as the interim Chairman of Abia AGN, despite the existence of a duly elected executive led by David Amalaha.

The actors also accused Rollas of inciting crises and intimidating actors by reporting some AGN members to the Zone 9 Police Command, alleging their affiliation with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Additionally, they claimed that some Abia actors were disowned through a media publication.

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Furthermore, they criticized the AGN National office for failing to compensate the families of deceased actors from Abia State, despite their significant contributions to the film industry.

The actors stated that the David Amalaha-led executive has taken their case to the High Court in Umuahia to defend their fundamental human rights, urging the AGN National body to respect the court’s decision.

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They pledged to abide by the court’s ruling and demanded an end to the creation of parallel groups that disrupt the progress of the Chairman’s work in the state.