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I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Nobody: 7:48pm On Apr 20
Editor's note: Popular musician and television presenter Charles 'Charly Boy' Oputa has again addressed the issue of Biafra agitation and his recently solidarity for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

Charly Boy in this frsh piece says, while he does not support nor agitates for the freedom of Biafra as a country, he is a 'Biafran' at heart.

The musician said he is also an advocate for human rights and justice irrespective of who is involved.

I am aware that my recent picture with Nnamdi Kanu at Federal High Court, Abuja, has generated a lot of reactions and comments; some witty, others dim-witted, not that I blame them though.

I am also aware that the picture has encouraged a vast number of people to take a decisive position on whether or not Biafra is the right cause.

Even more, I am aware that the picture has left many people confused and skeptical of reports that I am now supporting Biafra. Na wa.


I am also aware that the picture has encouraged a vast number of people to take a decisive position on whether or not Biafra is the right cause.

I would like to say for the umpteenth time, that, I am Not in support and will never be in support of a country to be called Biafra. However, I am a Biafran in my heart, period.



My reason, however, for visiting Nnamdi Kanu in court, was to make my discontent and disillusionment on his prolonged incarceration known to the federal government who have kept him behind bars for too long.

If the government have issues with Nnamdi Kanu, let them charge him to court and let the rule of law decide.

For whatsoever reason, no man deserves to be ill-treated in his fatherland as Nnamdi Kanu is being treated. Hence, the need for my interference in the ever-growing call for his release.

I stand for equal rights and justice, period. Advocating for the Okada community does not make me an Okada rider.

Advocating for gay rights does not make me a gay person. So, asking for Nnamdi's release does not make me a Biafran supporter. Lai Lai!

Sometime in January 2017, I wrote about my thoughts on the Biafra agitation and how I do not consider it a feasible adventure especially when there are so many important things my Ibo kindred can alternatively dedicate their all to.

I titled the article "The illusion called Biafra", those who haven't read it should read it up because what I wrote therein will always be my stance on Biafra.



Back then, I had written that the dreams of nationhood are lost on the altar of deception, and my Ibo people must be circumspect of this fact and not be hoodwinked into some insane propaganda that will only lead to more wahala.






I stand for equal rights and justice, period. Advocating for the Okada community does not make me an Okada rider.

So, instead of Biafra, we should channel our energies and abilities towards developing the South-East to become the economic hub of Nigeria.

The fight for Nationalists who will drive the discourse and the engagement necessary in answering the Nigeria National questions must not be bugged down by petty sentiments and tribal colourations.

Abi... Didn't the fall of Biafra after the genoocide, starvation, and immense suffering of my people teach us anything?

I Believe the Failure of the Igbo nation is the fault of the people, her elites and decision-makers. Why have we not poured our energy, capacity and ability into making the South East the Dubai of the Nation as well as the engine room of the Nigerian Economy?

Who would be our leaders when the south east is infested with political power-grabbers, 419ers, mindless criminals and looters of our commonwealth and resources? Need I mention names?

Our problem is the lack of men of integrity and a progressive mind set.

We lack the right kind of leadership that will fight for the interest of the People. Let it be clear to all that the sufferings and malfeasances of the People from the South East is also the sufferings and malfeasances of the peoples from the other geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

Even the nascent anti-corruption fight in the country has seen all tribe accordingly represented. It is therefore retrospectively insane to begin to think that a people with a problem would suddenly be relieved when they are attached with a tag #BIAFRA; Abegi.

Therefore, I conclusively insist that Our Mumu Don Do because; The Failure of Leadership is evident in our agitation for Fairness, Justice and Equality for every Nigerian not just for every Igbo man. And so the Mind of the typical Igbo Leader Needs a Revolution so that it can be realigned for the Interest of the People rather than the interest of a few.

Comrades, Let's focus on our homeland, Naija and begin to demand accountability and responsibility from many of our Scammers, Riffraff and Fraudsters in the entire nation.



Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state was quoted last week as saying that Nigeria cannot break up because members of the elite are united in preserving their advantages over the masses irrespective of their differences of tribe and religion.

Straight from the horse’s mouth! A candid admission that, it is the elites who run Nigeria’s affairs that has kept “the common man” squalid, wretched and “in hell” despite the nation’s enormous oil wealth.



Our problem is the lack of men of integrity and a progressive mind set.

We see the ruling elite quarreling and calling each other bad names—but it’s just a game intended to fool the public: in reality, they are quite united in quietly sharing the money and delivering little or nothing to their various constituencies.



They have a stake in keeping the country exactly as it is—weak and confused and easy to exploit.

Again and again, I dare to ask that we pause on the fantasy tagged Biafra for now. Let us dutifully work ourselves back into reckoning, by Fighting for Fairness, Justice and Equality for all Nigerians; Not Igbos Only; Yorubas Only or Hausas Only but all Nigerians.


Source
https://www.naij.com/1100474-opinion-my-stand-nnamdi-kanu-biafra-by-charly-boy.html

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Nobody: 7:51pm On Apr 20
mynd44 Lalasticlala
Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Akshow: 7:59pm On Apr 20
Of I'm not surprised. Only children born yesterday and jobless youths support the biafra secession agenda.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by 1Rebel: 7:59pm On Apr 20
Who cares if you support Biafra? Have you finished supporting your sexually confused lifestyle?
Who told you biafrans need your support? undecided

See this irrelevant old man seeking media attention undecided nonsense.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Onwardvic(m): 8:00pm On Apr 20
Everybody is entitled to his/her own opinion.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by michael142(m): 8:00pm On Apr 20
Na fear be this oh

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by momodub: 8:00pm On Apr 20
Na wah
Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Nobody: 8:00pm On Apr 20
IPOB youths right now....




Nnamdi Kanu, nna, make we issue ultimatum to CHARLIE BOY. angry angry angry


It is sad, Biafra has no leaders. That's why they adopted Saraki, Fayose & Dino Melaye who are ALL AFONJAs as their gods shocked

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Noblesoul123: 8:01pm On Apr 20
Sharp Guy!

Make Ipob no come pour sand sand for I'm garri.

Ipobians will soon be screaming " Charly Father" don fall our hand.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by hope4jobseeker: 8:01pm On Apr 20
Biafra is an ideology.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by ProsperOkec: 8:01pm On Apr 20
IpobExposed na u dey front page so? grin You really carry this Biafra and IPOB for head o

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by littlewonders: 8:01pm On Apr 20
Who ask you?

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by hahn(m): 8:01pm On Apr 20
Epistle epistle undecided

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by JohnXcel: 8:01pm On Apr 20
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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by alignacademy(m): 8:01pm On Apr 20
Now he's finally gotten that off his chest, let's patiently wait for his next single (perhaps feat. Dino Melaye)

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Gangster1ms: 8:01pm On Apr 20
Who beg u angry

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by mikeycharles(m): 8:02pm On Apr 20
Did the Biafran​ people ask you to support them? Comot your hand for their matter.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by 1Rebel: 8:02pm On Apr 20
Money has changed hands wink

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by baakus(m): 8:02pm On Apr 20
move over Oga Ade

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by malton: 8:03pm On Apr 20
Well said, sir.

Numerous ethnic nationalities make up the space called Nigeria. As such, we should live together as one only if we are all ready to achieve a harmonious and homogeneous unity. Otherwise, each and everyone should follow a different path, which is not a bad thing in itself.

I have always advocated for one Nigeria because I don't want us to be divided, disunited and in opposition to one another. But it seems those who should be making movement for unification are always treading the path that further divides us. They preach unity on the one hand, and hold dagger on the other. It's almost as though we live in perpetual chaos. Boko Haram today, Fulani herdsmen tomorrow. And just when it seems like the dust is settling, religious crisis and tensions build out of nowhere. Leaders with foul mouths let them run like taps.

It would be difficult to make a meaningful life in all of these. Because such things inevitably end in conflicts between the various nationalities that make up the entity.

Nigerians are strong, stoic people. Otherwise this marriage would have ended a long time ago. We have endured a lot of hardship and put up with too many excesses of the oppressors.

Whoever tells you that the Igbo man has no reason for wanting out isn't speaking the truth. People now distrust and mistrust the Fulani man whom they hitherto considered harmless, and rightly so. I mean, people literally get slaughtered in their farms and homes for no just cause. Who'd take that?

In my world, when someone wants out of a relationship and you want them to stay so badly, you have to change your ways and invite the dissenting voices to air their grievances.

However, in Nigeria, everything is fire brigade. Charlie Boy has his reasons, which is great. But dissenting voices must be given listening ears, lest we all perish. Give them the peace and progress they seek or allow them to chart their own course. We cannot continue like this.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Odingo1: 8:03pm On Apr 20
Rubbish,your voice doesn't count,you can stay back in Egypt when the time come.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by annnikky(f): 8:03pm On Apr 20
Finally ur thread has reached front page undecided oya money should start flowing na


Ishi aki undecided

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by sirugos(m): 8:03pm On Apr 20
I don't know what to comment.
Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by nengibo: 8:03pm On Apr 20
Hmm, dis one go reach 20 pages when 'they' come, just grab ur popcorn & scroll

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Sirjohn84(m): 8:03pm On Apr 20
good
Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by ab11baddo: 8:05pm On Apr 20
Eyaaaa Charlie boy........ U sure will be useful to them... As u follow dem dull

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by Mrchippychappy(m): 8:05pm On Apr 20
WE DON'T NEED ANY HOMO IN BIAFRA. ALL HOMO'S WOULD BE EXECUTED. YOU SHOULD REMAIN IN NIGERIA WITH BOB RISKY.

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by naijaboiy: 8:05pm On Apr 20
Who cares? undecided

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by ChetaNwaeze: 8:05pm On Apr 20
Charles Oputa aka Charley Boy, an Igbo man, has opposed the agitation for a Biafra. Instead of we Igbos to engage Charley Boy and other Igbos like him who have all denied Biafra, we are busy insulting the great Yoruba race. Does it mean Charley Boy is now an Afonja?


What has the Yoruba's even got to do with Biafra? Why cant we Igbo's leave Yorubaland alone and come back to Igboland if we truely want a Biafra country. The way some of we Igbos use to behave make me concur with BBC World News when they say Biafrans are criminals

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Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by SageTravels: 8:05pm On Apr 20
His own
Re: I Will Never Support Biafra - Charlie Boy by sirvvy: 8:05pm On Apr 20
His business tongue

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