Nollywood actresses, Hilda Dokubo and Kate Henshaw have called for the removal of Senator Elisha Abbo as a patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Hilda had earlier on Monday bitterly said an abuser of women can not be a patron of AGN.
She said: “An abuser of women as patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria is an unpardonable abuse of the rights of all females in the creative industry. Consequently, Senator Abbo #Sextoysenator must be delisted from our list of patrons now…”
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An abuser of women as Patron of Actors Guild of Nigeria is an unpardonable abuse of the rights of all the females in the creative space especially #actors. We must stop every attempt at rubbishing our values as a people with such appointments in whatever guise. Consequently, Senator Abbo #sextoysenator must be delisted from our list of Patrons now. @k8henshaw @ajokesilva @ibinabofiberesima @uchejumbo @shangeorgefilms @omonioboli @monalisacode @ritadominic @iamshaffybello @realomosexy @genevievennaji @uzoosimkpa @stelladamasus @stephanielinus @mofedamijo @nfvcb @alibabagcfr @gideonokeke.ng @@oshinbose @bimboakintola @iniedo @instablog9ja @bimboademoye @actionaidnigeria @fida.nigeria @unwomen @bbcnews @drjoeodumakin @macfound Please keep tagging all stakeholders until he either steps aside or gets delisted by those who appointed him #saveourwomen #artislife #stopviolenceagainstwomen #savethecreativespace
Following Hilda’s call, Kate also took to her Twitter handle and directed her demands to the president of the guild, Emeka Rollas.
She tweeted: “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…”
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!!
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) March 16, 2020
In July 2019, Abbo was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop.