Ibinabo Fiberesima traded harsh words with Mr Ibu months ago over her competency as the President of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria as we reported on July 11th, 2014 here.
Mr Ibu claimed that Ibinabo hasn’t done much for the industry since becoming the Actor’s Guild president and advised her to step down from her second term ambition.
“Going for a second term is making the anger in people expand. It is better for her not to come again. She should leave the office and allow another person to try. No progress at all. As I speak with you, Ibinabo has about two to three court cases. We are tired, we want another person. We should try a new person, let’s see what he or she would do. About 90% of the people she is ruling say no, but she insisted. Why? Because she is gaining something.”
These did not meet Ibinabo well and she fired a shot back:
“Replying Mr Ibu woud be trading intelligence with Ignorance.”
Mr Ibu then produce the bomb of his reason:
“I was the chief coach for AGN for four years. If I’m not a member, why would I be appointed? She is just looking for something to hold. The issue is that she is a small girl, she doesn’t know anything and I was trying to correct her but she was seeing it as if I was abusing her.
I am not abusing her; she is a good person, I must tell you. But she does not know what administration is all about, she should leave it. I’m only respecting her because of the people who are connected to how she became the president of the Guild, otherwise I would have told her straight that she can’t do it.
How can she be the president of AGN and all the states have two chairmen each and she cannot resolve the conflict and the Board of Trustees is not in order. They are not one and she cannot resolve it?
She selects people and gives them post. It is not proper and she is killing herself the more. If she cannot rule, let her come down. Everything about this Guild is what you know.”
Ibinabo already won the presidency again convincingly, and it seems both of them have reconciled, as he was present at her wedding and cracked jokes that got everyone laughing at the event.