January 17, (THEWILL) – Emeka Rollas, the National President of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, has asked members of the guild to support Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh, Femi Branch and other members of the guild, who are contesting in the forthcoming election.
Rollas added that members should support those contesting irrespective of their political parties and affiliations.
In a statement released on Tuesday, after the guild’s NEC meeting, he directed members to use the campaign materials of contesting members on their social media handles.
He said the move is to reach out to eligible voters within their communities and ensure that AGN members come out victorious in the elections.
Rollas added that, although the AGN is apolitical, individual members have the right to participate and campaign for candidates running for various political positions.
“Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh, and Femi Branch are running as deputy governorship candidates in Lagos, Rivers, and Ogun respectively.
“Hilda Dokubo is contesting for Federal House of Representatives in Asalga/Akulga federal constituency of Rivers.”
“Also, the Chairman of the National Board of Patrons of the Guild, Sen. Ned Nwoko, is contesting for Delta North senatorial position.
“I urge AGN members to vote massively for members irrespective of their interest in political parties for the overall interest of Nollywood.
“If we have our members in strategic positions in government, they will help move motions and pass enabling laws that will help our industry become more profitable.
“It has become imperative to vote our members into power to further help the growth and development of Nollywood,” he stated.