Segun Arinze has warned Emeka Ike to stop parading himself as the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
Segun Arinze, veteran actor and former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, has lashed out at Emeka Ike, to stop embarrassing the guild.
During a celebrity chat show, Rubbin Minds, anchored by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV recently, Segun Arinze said Emeka Ike had wrongfully declared himself as the leader of the Guild, an action that could divide the body.
Segun Arinze, who recently clocked 50, recounted what traspired in the chat show;
I was president of the guild, duly elected in Port Harcourt and succeeded Ejike Asiegbu. All the state chapters came to Port Harcourt, where we had this election and I became the president. He had an intention, because there was a division then between Ejike and Board of trustees so aligned with the. When I came I brought everybody together and he was told to become the Vice President. I told him after my tenure, he could go through the proper procedure and go in for the office.
We made him vice president South East, he said no, he wanted to be president. He went to Adeniran Ogunsanya, took the Bible and started swearing, without buying a form, going through screening or anything. Emeka should wake up and stop all these nonsense. He should grow up. As far as I am concerned, Ibinabo Fiberesima is the bonafide president.
Even in the judgment that came out recently telling us to return to the status quo, what does it mean? We were told to go back to the way we were. There was no time Emeka Ike was pronounced the president of AGN. Let him bring out the copy of the judgment and show us if he is man enough. He should wake up and stop embarrassing the guild. If he wants to play politics he should go and join a political party. The AGN is not a platform for politics.
Emeka Ike has also been in the news lately for the divorce suit filed against him by his wife. In reaction, he blamed Pastor Chris Okotie for his marital crisis.