A 66-year-old Nigerian singer, Charly Boy, is not happy with his colleague, 2face Idibia, for not joining him in his agitation for the return or resign of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Charly Boy, in a new video, which he posted on Instagram on Wednesday night, said: “my guy 2face, I am not happy with you. Since I couldn’t reach you directly, I decided to reach you through this medium. Do you remember when you called on Nigerian youths to come out and protest?
“We obeyed because we thought you had a good intention to stand up to the injustices against the youths and masses of this country. But, as you retreated into a hole since then, I am very pained. If a beckon of hope like you can be lily-livered when people need you more, what is your problem?
“2face are you happy with the way Nigeria is headed? Are you saying you have not heard about the resume or resign protest, why are you not involved?”
Charly Boy’s anger was expressed a day after he and members of his group were assaulted at Wuse market in Abuja. The protesters, whom he led, demanded the immediate resumption of President Muhammadu Buhari to office or his resignation.
2face had earlier organised the #IStandWithNigeria protest in February but pulled out in the last minute due to police reports that hoodlums were planning to hijack the protest.
Charly Boy has similarly suspended his protest after the attack in Wuse market, even as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration vowed not to allow anybody to take any form of protest to the market again.
Charly Boy has however defended his decision to withdraw from the protest indefinitely.
“This wasn’t an ethnic Protest, but they turned it so. It was a peaceful protest, but they made it violent. It wasn’t a personal attack on our sick President, but they twisted the matter. I called off the protest because I value the lives of the tenacious, consistence, dogged, rugged and focused exceptional Youths. We know the game and we will beat the modaf**kers at it. OurMumuDonDo,” he wrote on Instagram.[myad]