Charly Boy Was Paid To Attack Buhari - Okorocha
The Imo state government has accused musician, Charly Boy, of being used by the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari to disrepute his government.
In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Imo State governor, Sam Onwumeodo, the state government alleged that Charly Boy was contracted by Governor Okorocha's opponents way back in 2014, and that he launched his attack on the governor at the burial of his father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa.
Onwumeodo said that the attack came after Charly Boy had received financial support from the government for the burial of the late jurist and after the state government had built a road leading to his father's compound as well as a High Court Complex named after the jurist.
"Charly Boy personally came to Government House to collect. But before the burial, they told him that the former President had directed that he should not allow Governor Okorocha to talk at the burial service, not minding that protocol demanded that the governor should talk.
Acting on the script given to him, Charly Boy snatched the microphone from a sitting governor, who came to honor his late father and who also gave money for the burial. He did that to satisfy Governor Okorocha’s opponents and see whether that could help them in the 2015 election," the statement read.
On the demolition of the popular Eke Ukwu market which has generated a lot of controversies, the state government alleged that Charly Boy, in support of the enemies of the governor, has been making uncomplimentary comments about the Okorocha administration.
The government accused Charly Boy of joining forces with political opponents of the governor to politicise the death of a 10-year-old boy, Somto Ibeanusi, who was killed by a stray bullet during the demolition of the market.
It would be recalled that Charly Boy, had in August, organised the #OurMumuDonDo protest against the continued stay of President Buhari in London for medical treatment.
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