AGN Secretary under Ibinabo Fiberesima, Abubakar Yakub, says the actress cannot be cowed out of office as the AGN president.
Following the verdict, Nollywood actor Emeka Ike was announced as the interim president of the guild pending its elections in 2018.
The announcement was made on Monday, April 4, 2016, by the National Treasurer of AGN, St. Maradona J. Mikevine.
AGN Secretary under Ibinabo Fiberesima, Abubakar Yakub, has now released a new statement stating that the actress remains AGN president until a supreme court judgement.
According to Yakub, the actress cannot be cowed out of office.
“The National Executive Committee of AGN received the news of a group purported to have set up a Caretaker Committee to take over the Guild as a shock because no group/stakeholders approached the NEC on the said meeting," Yakubu said.
“The matter between St. Maradona Mclive Johnson and AGN, which judgment was pronounced by the Justice T.S Tshoho of the Federal High Court Lagos on March 16, 2015, is a subject of appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal Lagos, no: Ca/l/498/16.
“Until final judgment is given by the Supreme Court, if it takes us there, it will ever remain like that. Examples abound of how state Governors were sacked by tribunals and even appeal courts, but were never removed from office until Supreme Court gives its final judgment.
“She cannot be cowed out of office. We have respect for the rule of law and shall abide by the legal and constitutional process in order to entrench lasting peace in our noble Guild. We urge our members to disregard the so called resolution, which is aimed at satisfying theinordinate ambitions of a disgruntled few in the Guild,” he said.
His statement comes after Emeka Ike's claim that the body has settled its crisis. "Stop crying bereaved to start another crises, it has been properly resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction," he said in a recent interview.