Controversial Nigerian entertainer and socio-political critic Charles Oputa, professionally known as Charly Boy, has jettisoned politics as joined the agitation against fuel subsidy regime.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his swearing-in ceremony on May 29 vowed that he would do everything possible to ensure that his administration doest not sustain fuel subsidy regime.
Series of public backlashes have trailed the hiked new pump price of petroleum products following the removal of the subsidy.
The Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, is currently sold above N500 per litre in many states across Nigeria
While reacting to the latest development in the country, Charly Boy, a serial critic of the former Lagos State Governor seems to be on the same page on the issue of fuel subsidy removal with controversial entertainer saying there is no better time better time than now.
Charly Boy took to his official handle on Wednesday, the singer revealed that the fight is beyond political party affiliations, but the longstanding habit of milking the country dry by some criminal elements must stop.
He wrote, “Listen and be informed. Okonjo Iweala bares it all on the subsidy removal. There can be no other time, and the time is NOW.
“My fellow Nigerians this fight is really not about Obi. It’s about the criminals who insist on stealing our national patrimony leaving us poor and hopeless”.
The Abuja-based singer is an unrepentant supporter of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Gregory Obi in the last general election held on February 25, 2023.
Buhari’s government, before it handed over power to the current administration on May 29 had said the country could no longer afford to spend over N7 trillion on fuel subsidy on yearly basis, noting that the money could channeled to deliver basic infrastructural investments that would better the lives of the Nigerian citizenry.