Northern actors have threatened to leave the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, if Senator Elisha Abbo is removed as a patron member.
MyNigeria.com reported that there was an outcry from actresses Kate Henshaw and Hilda Dokubo when AGN announced Elisha Abbo as patron of the group.
They questioned why the senator who was caught on tape slapping a woman would be given such an honour.
Reacting to the outcry, the chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the AGN, Jimi Lot, threatened that the Northern actors would leave the group if Elisha Abbo loses the title bestowed on him.
“Even Jesus forgives so why wouldn’t Nigerians accept Senator Abbo’s apologies and forgive him over the assault.
“The guild is not going to withdraw the appointment. We the northern actors will not agree on this and will not take this if the guild tries to do otherwise.
“If they attempt to do that, we are going to secede. The northern actors will break up from the guild and form our own in the North, since our choice cannot be respected.”