Popular controversial musician, Charles Oputa, a.k.a, Charly Boy, has staged a protest movement towards the National Assembly, Abuja, scheduled on Tuesday, November 15.
The entertainer disclosed to the media that the protest planned by ‘Occupy Unlimited,’ – a civil society group that advocates good governance and corruption-free society, is to express citizens’ grieves on how corrupt leadership has put a dent in the country’s economy and rendered ordinary Nigerians penniless as a result of inept governance.
Voicing his opinion via phone call chat with Prime Time, Charly Boy said:
“We are going to Occupy the National Assembly, reasons being that a lot of corrupt mindless looting is going on there. And after that we will focus on other ministries and MDAS that are neck deep in corruption.
“Over 170 million people are living at the mercy of corrupt politicians who have mastered the process of creating division within their own people through ethnicity religion, corruption, and frivolous issues.”
Pushing further, he informed that the process is to hold politicians accountable for their promises, and services to the nation.
Charly Boy continued:
“We are a coalition of ordinary Nigerians from different parts of the country, with no political affiliations; we believe in the interest of our country.”
“We also believe strongly in the fight against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
More advocacy for the upcoming protest revealed by Retson Tedheke, a co-convener of the conference and Public Affairs Officer of the group, include a unicameral legislature for Nigeria to reduce the cost of governance.
Mr. Tedheke lamented that Nigeria’s democracy was one of the most expensive in the world, saying that this was no longer sustainable in the midst of the present economic recession in the country. According to him, Nigerian Lawmakers must begin a process of reducing the Bi-Cameral Legislature to Uni-Cameral Legislature.
Mr. Tedheke said:
“Let them initiate the process of a referendum to review the Constitution, specifically with the aim of scrapping the Senate. Their budget, running cost and other expenditures has to be made open to the public at all times.
“There is need for transparency, accountability and effective monitoring of Federal Government expenditure, the NASS and all agencies of government must ensure that everything went to the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
“Therefore, we need all Nigerians to give their voice in this call to have a national rebirth.”