The pair of Nollywood thespians, Kate Henshaw and Hilda Dokubo, on Tuesday rejected the appointment of Senator Elisha Abbo as the patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Henshaw, who took to her Twitter page to kick against the appointment of the Adamawa lawmaker, also faulted the decision of the President of the AGN, Emeka Rollas, to appoint Senator Abbo as patron of the guild.
She said the lawmaker was not worthy of the position as there are women in the guild and they would not like to be slapped.
Henshaw said: “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 wrote on Twitter.
In a similar vein, Dokubo criticised the leadership of the AGN for appointing Senator Abbo as patron of the association.
She called for the senator’s immediate removal as AGN patron.
Dokubo said: “In the case of a guild, when you appoint a patron it is to have a positive branding for the association.
“The responsibility of a patron is to educate and motivate people into positive action.
“Get him out now, I am calling all right-thinking, mentally balanced honourable male and female members of AGN to stand up and reject Elisha Abbo as a patron of the association
“I, Dokubo will not have an abuser serve as a patron in an organisation that I belong to.
“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 ‘s*xtoysenator’ must be delisted from our list of Patrons now.”
The senator was caught on a video slapping a nursing mother at a s*x toy shop in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja, last year.
He was later arraigned by the police on a one-count charge of assault, to which he pleaded not guilty.