The Performing Musicians of Nigeria (PMAN), Akwa- Ibom State Chapter, has debunked widespread insinuations, that the association is in crisis.

The group made the clarification over the weekend at a Press Briefing convened by its Governor-elect, Comrade Ime Charlie, at the Council for Arts and Culture, Uyo.

“There is no conflict or faction in PMAN, I therefore do not see any reason the union should be neglected by both the government and individuals who should constitute as members”, Comrade Ime Charlie said.

Comrade Charlie who maintained that there was no friction in PMAN, challenged anyone who insists that PMAN is crisis or has any form of faction, to petition the Union and the factional leader.

While insisting that PMAN under his leadership will be great again, he appealed to members to cooperate with him and also the government, to give the body in Akwa Ibom the needed support to record immense growth as in other states in the nation.

“For PMAN to be strong again, it requires both support of the government and its members, it is the only way we can make impact and attract membership of artists as well as people who are talented in this area to harness their talents”, he said.

He charged members to unite for a reawakening of the association as it has been dormant for some time, urging all performing artistes across the state to register under the umbrella of PMAN to have their arts promoted and protected by the Copy Rights Commission.

He further spoke of the upcoming PMAN week with the theme,” The Role of Music in Societal Development”, an event he said newly elected States and Zonal Executives will be inaugurated.

He revealed that the event will kick off with a sanitation exercise at the Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation Administration office, Udo Udoma and the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Uyo, on the 12th of November, with a novelty football match on November 13th, 2019.

He also said Lectures, Dinner, Awards/Inauguration shall hold on the 14th and 15th of November, respectively.

“For PMAN to be strong again, it requires both support of the government and its members, it is the only way we can make impact and attract membership of artists as well as people who are talented in this area to harness their talents”, he said.