Nobody Can Pay Me To Protest – Charly Boy
The music star and activist, Charles Oputa popularly called Charly Boy has confidently refuted claims that he is being sponsored by politicians or any sort to lead protests within Nigeria.
Charly Boy, who is the leader of an independent “Our Mumu Don Do” movement, has in the recent weeks been making demonstrations, alongside his group to condemn some affairs in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
For about 10 days, the group took to the street of Abuja demanding the resumption or resignation of President Buhari while he was in London.
Now, the group has again begun a fresh protest demanding the expatriation of the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison Madueke, to face charges over alleged corruption.
Responding to the query posed to him by journalist, in a recent interview that he was been paid to lead protest against the government, the singer answered and said:
“Paid? Who fit pay Charlie Boy? Look over there and you will see the people that are being paid to counter what we are saying. Don’t you see the crowd there?.
“We are only seven people here but we are here because we believe in what we are doing. In fact, you are not going to see so many people here because we
are not sharing money, rice T-shirts or fez-caps. We can’t attract the kind of crowd you expect but I tell
Nigerians including you that if you don’t stand for your right, you will lose it. You may collect money today, you may collect food from them today but you won’t collect for another four years of your life. If waiting for the crumbs from these people is the only thing you are
going to be doing with your life, I am sorry for you. It means you don’t have a future in this country. If Nigerian youths don’t wake up to fight and retrieve their
stolen future, there will be nothing left for them and their children in the years to come.”
In the meantime, the ‘Bring Back Diezani Alison Madueke’ continues today, August 29.