“I Felt Like Throwing Up” – Hilda Dokubo Calls For Removal Of Senator Elisha Abbo As Patron Of Actor’s Guild of Nigeria
Senator Abbo who represents the Adamawa North Senatorial District in Adamawa State at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly was appointed by the AGN’s president Emeka Rollas.
Releasing a video on her Instagram page, Dokubo described the appointment of Abbo as “disgusting” and a mockery of every positive value that the guild stands for.
Hilda Dokubo‘s displeasure stems from Abbo’s past. In July 2019, a CCTV footage surfaced on social that saw Abbo assault a female staff of a sex toy shop in Abuja.
The Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police ordered an investigation into the incident. The Senate also set up an investigative panel head by Senator Sam Egwu to do a thorough investigation in the incident and report back to the Senate within two weeks. At the first sitting of the panel a heated argument ensued between Senators Abbo and Oluremi Tinubu on the method to be adopted. Abbo had asked the panel to conduct its investigation off camera.
Hilda Dokubo opines that the guild appoints patrons based on brand gains and the allegations of woman beating trailing Abbo does not put the guild in a positive light.
Watch the video she shared below:
Dokubo is not alone in protesting the appointment of Abbo as fellow actress Kate Henshaw also called for an explanation.
Taking to her social media, Kate Henshaw made it known that she reached out to the president of the guild but has so far not gotten a response.
“Still waiting on your response @emekarollas …..I will reach out to you again like I did yesterday and I would like you to kindly explain what thought processes led to this! The Actors Guild Of Nigeria deserves better and this is definitely not it!!!”
Further taking to Instagram, she wrote:
Emeka Rollas, I cannot find your handle on Twitter, my name is Kate Henshaw and I do not mince words when I say @AbboElisha is NOT worthy to be a patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. We have women in this guild and we do not want to be slapped!!!”