Former president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, shocked many of her fans and followers on Tuesday with the news that she h
Former president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, shocked many of her fans and followers on Tuesday with the news that she has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Formerly a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the 46 year old actress announced her defection in a Facebook post, where she stated that she was exercising her constitutional right to freedom of association.
“I am one that has respected and enjoyed such rights especially making use of such association for the furtherance of my aforementioned goals and objectives,” she said.
According to Oed.ng, sources say that her decision to dump the PDP is not unconnected with her failure to secure the party’s ticket to contest the Rivers State local government election in 2018. The former beauty queen had sought to contest for the chairmanship of Okrika Local Government but was made to step down for someone else. There are indications that one of those opposed to her candidacy was former First Lady Patience Jonathan who is from the same area.
Alluding to that in her Facebook post, Ibinabo Fiberesima wrote “I strongly believe that associations must foster accommodation and value for those within it. It must appreciate efforts and risks taken to sustain that association and when it seems that one has been relegated to the point of redundancy and lack of mutual respect in spite of herculean efforts thereto, it then sadly signals a time to say goodbye and accept the recognition offered by another platform.”
Recall that during Ibinabo Fiberesinma’s time as president, Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), she enjoyed unfettered access to former President Goodluck Jonathan and was responsible for contracting actors for Jonathan’s 2015 presidential election campaign. However, four years after the former president left office, the actress expressed her resolve to assist President Muhammadu Buhari “in his bid to move the nation forward.”