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Senator Abbo’s appointment sparks row in entertainment industry

Senator Abbo’s appointment sparks

Barely hours after Senator Elisha Abbo was appointed as the patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) by its President, Emeka Rollas, Nollywood actors have come forward using their social media to protest against the appointment.

The Adamawa lawmaker made wave last year after his video assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja went viral.

Veteran Nollywood actor Hilda Dokubo called for the immediate removal of Senator Abbo, stating that his appointment is an abuse of the rights of all the females in the entertainment industry.

Dokubo through her Instagram page posted a video addressing the issue, she said

“In the case of a guild, when you appoint a patron it is to have a positive branding for the association.

“The responsibility of patron is to educate and motivate people into positive action.

“Get him out now, I am calling all right thinking, mentally balanced honourable male and female members of AGN to stand up and reject Elisha Abbo as a patron of the association

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“I, Dokubo will not have an abuser serve as a patron in an organisation that I belong to,” he stated.

She went further by saying “an abuser of women as a patron of Actors Guild Nigeria is an unpardonable abuse of the right to all females in the creative space especially actors”

“We must stop every attempt at rubbishing our value as people with such appointments in whatever guise.

“Consequently Senator Abbo #sextoysenator must be delisted from our lost of patron,” she added.

On her part, Actress, Kate Henshaw via Instagram and Twitter called out the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Emeka Rollas for appointing the lawmaker as patron of the association saying he is not worthy of the position.

She pointed out that there are women in the guild, and they don’t want to be slapped.

She wrote, ”Emeka Rollas, I cannot find your handle on Twitter.

“My name is Kate Henshaw and I do not mince words when I say @AbboElisha is NOT worthy to be a patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

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”We have women in this guild, and we do not want to be slapped,” she wrote.

The lawmaker is yet to react to the development.

Senator Abbo’s appointment sparks

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