The internal wrangling in the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) which came to a height since the assumption of office by the Ibinabo Fiberesima-led national executive has taken its toll on the Kaduna state chapter: The state chairman, Mr. Gabriel Okotie has been removed.
Okotie’s sack was communicated via a text message after an emergency meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) in Kaduna on Friday night.
Though reasons were not advanced for his impeachment, it was however gathered from an insider that Okotie was impeached for abdicating his duties as chairman.
He was also accused of anti-chapter activities, non-challant attitude toward the executive members as well as lack of accountability.
The text message reads that, “This is to inform all members of AGN that Mr. Gabriel Okotie, the chairman of Kaduna State Chapter has been impeached with effect from 19/07/2013.
The message warned that anyone who transacts any business with him on behalf of AGN does so at his or her own risk as he has no mandate anymore to act on behalf of artistes in the state.
It disclosed that pending when election is conducted to install a successor, the Director of Guild’s Services in the chapter, Uche Ijegalu would act as chairman.