- Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has waded into the controversial AGN patron and Senator Elisha Abbo saga
- Veteran actress Hilda Dokubo had called out AGN for appointing Abbo as a patron of the guild, despite the violence against women controversy he is embroiled in
- According to Maduagwu, if Jesus can forgive, then Abbo is fit to be a patron of the guild
Things are not always easy for women in the society and it was with dismay that people saw the video of a young Nigerian senator, Elisha Abbo, slapping and harassing a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
The video caused a lot of uproar on social media with people calling for the head of the senator. He eventually apologised and the matter seemed to have been forgotten.
However, it is no news that the evil people do lives after them and the ugly head of Senator Abbo’s sins lifted itself up again after veteran actress, Hilda Dokubo, noticed that he was listed as one of the grand patrons of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and she called out the guild while demanding for Abbo’s removal.
The call-out has now led to a brouhaha at the AGN with a lot of actors being on the fence. While some actors supported Dokubo’s stand, others have been against it.
Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has taken to social media to comment on the issue. According to him, if Jesus can forgive sins, then there is nothing wrong with Abbo being made patron.
“@hildadokubo If Jesus can forgive our sins, Senator Elisha Abbo is more than fit to become AGN patron.
Ma, if God forgives us our sins and does not hold any against us, what is wrong with Senator Elisha Abbo becoming AGN patron? Is there anyone in this life that does not make mistakes?
If someone allegedly treats a woman in a manner that is not proper, and such a man regrets his action and apologize publicly, should such a man’s past be used to define him?
Ma, you are someone I respect so much, I do not only see you as a senior colleague in Nollywood, you are like a big sister, as a legend in this industry, your views are always respected, but if we don’t tell ourselves the gospel truth, who will?”
See his post below:
In other related news, Legit.ng reported that Kate Henshaw also called out AGN for making Elisha Abbo its patron.
The talented actress re-posted Hilda Dokubo's video on her Instagram page and called out the AGN president, Emeka Rollas, for his decision to make Abbo a patron of the respected body.
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