The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has conducted a fresh election ushering in Ejezie Emeka Rollas for a second tenure as its National President for the next three years.
According to reports, the new leadership was re-elected on Tuesday at the end of the 2022 Nollywood Actor Summit of the guild held in Benin City, Edo.
Emeka polled 115 affirmative votes from about 120 delegates from 20 states against four nays to retain his position just as Abubakar Yakubu Salisu got 120 ‘yes’ votes against one nay vote to return as National Secretary.
The election was supervised by NEC Chairman, Steve Eboh, and Emma Ogugua, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the guild.
Emeka Rollas, the incumbent National President of the guild, was re-elected, while Nazareth Jesse, Marcus Maina, Bukky Fagbuyi, Clement Anigbo, Moklese Osain emerged Vice Presidents for North-Central, North-East, South-West, South-East and South-South respectively
Veteran actress Oby Okaforwin emerged the new National Treasurer of the guild. She defeated Rhoda Adugba who polled 50 votes.
Meanwhile, the position of National PRO of the guild formerly held by Monalisa Chinda-Coker was declared vacant as the star actress declined to contest for a second term.
Insiders disclosed that the actress was cooking a new project that will require her total concentration in the coming year. It is understood that the Guild will fill the post in a by-election at a later date.
The new Exco, which was sworn in on Tuesday, will serve for a fresh term of 3 years.