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Charly Boy The criticism of those who dare

The criticism of people who dare to challenge the government doesn't make sense.

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Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) at Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 play

Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) at Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Charly Boy called off his anti-Buhari protest in Abuja.

Charly Boy called off the protest after he was attacked by a mob in Abuja a day earlier. The veteran entertainer has always been vocal against the Federal Government, whoever is in power.

While Charly Boy and a few others took time out to protest the 3-month stay of the President in London over health issues, many people slammed him for constructing a publicity stunt.

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Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy protesting at Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 16, 2017



Charly Boy has always had his haters and they came out to berate him for his #ResignOrResume protest. Charles Oputa's critics said his protest wasn't sincere and he was parading himself for some financial gain.

The criticism of Charly Boy shows why Nigerians who want to do something about the dreadful state of things in the country are afraid. You can't please Nigerians. We moan and complain about the state of the country and wonder why we can't come out and protest.


When someone has the nerve to come out and protest we question the person's motives. We always think there is an angle or hidden motive for challenging the government. There are still a few good people who believe that they have a part to play.


Ok, let's entertain the fact that the protesters were doing it for 'show' and playing to the gallery. What should matter the most is that some people are challenging the government who have been very secretive about the health status of the President. Looking at the bigger picture, the health of the nation's number one citizen should weigh more than ulterior motives.


The people criticizing Charly Boy have most likely not contributed anything positive to the country. Nigerians are ungrateful and that is why it is hard to find people who are willing to bell the cat. Instead, all we do is complain in our homes.

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Charly Boy during the 'resume or resign' protest against President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling in absentia

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The criticism of Charly Boy is unfair. This is a man who is demanding for the right thing but some people feel he is doing it for publicity and some other reasons.

Until we appreciate the few that challenge the government, Nigerians would never stand up.

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