Kate Henshaw and Hilda Dokubo, veteran Nollywood actresses, have kicked against the investiture of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, as a patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Both actresses took to their social media handles on Monday to register their displeasure over the investiture by the Emeka Rollas-led AGN.
At the unveiling the AGN’s dream secretariat and investiture of patrons’ event held recently, Rollas had named Senator Abbo, who was caught in a viral video assaulting a woman and threatening to arrest another one at a sex toy shop, as one of the guild’s patrons.
Reacting, Henshaw, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told Rollas via a post on Twitter that Senator Abbo cannot be considered worthy to be named as an AGN patron considering that they are women who are also members of the guild.
She asked for an immediate revocation of the honour, saying the women do not want to feel slighted by the investiture.
On her own part, Dokubo in posts published on her Twitter and Instagram accounts described Senator Abbo as an individual whose reputation is worse than the novel Coronavirus, the pandemic which is currently wreaking havoc globally.
She stated that the lawmaker’s investiture is an “unpardonable abuse of the rights of all the females in the creative space especially #actors”, alleging that he is an “abuser of women”.
The actress demanded the immediate delisting of Senator Abbo as a patron of the AGN, adding that Nigerians must stop rubbishing its values as a people.
Rollas is yet to comment on the actresses’ demands.