By Daniel Edu
Renowned singer and activist, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has pointed fingers at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), alleging that the party is responsible for the prevailing suffering, hunger, and hopelessness among Nigerians.
Charly Boy voiced his grievances in a social media post on Monday, expressing his dismay with the state of affairs under the APC’s governance. “See as APC dey wicked us with hunger and hopelessness. Dia Fathers,” he remarked.
This outcry comes in the midst of an ongoing economic crisis that has sparked protests in various parts of the country, with the Labour Congress threatening a nationwide strike.
In contrast, former Emir of Kano State, Muhammadu Sanusi, urged Nigerians not to place blame on President Bola Tinubu for the economic challenges facing the nation. Sanusi argued that it would be unjust to hold Tinubu accountable and instead pointed fingers at the previous administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing it of poor management and disregard for his economic advice.
Turning his attention to other matters, Charly Boy commented on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, expressing acceptance of the Super Eagles’ 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in the final. He acknowledged the opponent as the better team and urged fellow Nigerians to confront the challenges confronting the nation.
“The Super Eagles really tried, but the best team won. Oya, make we face the demons facing us,” Charly Boy posted on his social media handle.
During the AFCON final match, Nigeria took the lead with a goal from William Troost-Ekong’s header in the first half. However, Ivory Coast equalized in the second half with a header from Franck Kessie. The decisive goal came late in the game when Sebastien Haller scored, securing victory for the Ivory Coast.