Emeka Rollas beats Emeka Ike to become the National Actors Guild of Nigeria President.
An open election was also conducted, electing Emeka Rollas as the new National Actor Guilds of Nigeria President after he polled 42 votes against Emeka Ike's 12.
Determined to build a strong and united guild for Nigerian actors, Rollas said the first step is healing the wounds of the past.
“Having gone through deep crisis which almost destroyed the very foundation of our guild over the years, we have commenced work immediately towards healing the wounds of the past," he said.
“We are resolute in building a strong and united body for Nollywood actors with a view to restoring total peace, forgiveness and reconciliation amongst all aggrieved parties, for our strength lies in our unity."
“I open my hands of fellowship to all for us to rebuild this Guild, for there cannot be a good leader without good followers."
Rollas, who was once the General Secretary of the Guild, revealed that part of the rebuilding process includes elections in state chapters, which hitherto have no elected officials.
He added that his administration is headed towards creating a new peaceful AGN with a new vision, better structures, welfare package and programmes for members.
“We pray that our administration will be a point of reference in terms of positive impacts we intend to make on our members in particular and indeed Nollywood in general,” he said.
On March 23, 2016, Ibinabo Fiberesima was removed as the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
Following the verdict, Nollywood actor Emeka Ike was announced as the interim president of the guild pending its elections in 2018.
For a long time, the guild was undecided about its rightful leader.
Emeka Rollas is popular for movies like "Not My Wealth," Last Warning," "Not Your Wife," "House Party" among others.