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Byline: Bridget Amaraegbu
Ejike Asiegbu is the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, a position he has held for the past three years. In the wake of the commissioning of the AGN new offices, Asiegbu speaks about his challenges on the saddle and the future of AGN with him as chief driver.
How long have you been on this seat as the president?
I've been the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria since 2005 by God's grace.
What is the stipulated length of stay in office according to the constitution?
It is usually a two-year stay in office.
Does it mean you are doing a second tenure?
Not exactly, but immediately after our two years stay, there was a congress bearing in mind that it was time for fresh elections and there were some burning issues about the previous elections we had and the constitution we had.
The general congress which comprises the national and state executives decided that we should have a review of the constitution. We had it and it was passed into law, so it was like amending the constitution.
Our executive was given a vote of confidence to stay another one year in office. Within this period, we are to organise all the state and national elections which we have already started doing and also to continue the good work we have started.
Out of the seventeen states we have, we've already concluded elections in about ten so we are hopeful that by the end of August, we should be rounding off and by September, we should be doing the national election.
The new constitution stipulates that each tenure will now run for four years as two years is just too short for any meaningful …