Controversial singer, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, has been attacked by Nigerians for wanting the ‘prayers answered’ in Gabon and Niger to be replicated in Nigeria.
Although the staunch supporter of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi did not directly mention a coup in his post on social networking platform X (formerly Twitter), he said he wanted, for Nigeria, what happened in four African countries that recently experienced coups.
“Oh lord how can we be praying in Nigeria and you are answering prayers in Gabon, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.”
The four countries Charly Boy mentioned recently experienced coups with that of Niger and Gabon happening in the last two months. All four are now governed by soldiers.
Although Charly Boy did not state his motive for praying for a coup in Nigeria, he actively supported opposition candidate Peter Obi in the February presidential election won by Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling party.
Tinubu has been sworn in as president although Mr Obi is still challenging the result of the election in court as allowed by law.
Nigeria has experienced its fair share of military rule and only returned to civilian rule in 1999. Military rule in Nigeria was characterised by draconian rules and decrees, repression and forced disappearances amongst others.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to his account to berate him for such advocacy.
@EnumaAbraham said; “We’ll remain a democratic nation but rest assured that everything will turn around for our own Good. We only need true democracy and true federalism for things to work out.”
@Horlawaley6 wrote; “Nah this is wrong.”
@ladi_olubajo said; “You would be pained till eternity, so shall same be applicable to every enemy of Nigeria ijmn, amen.”
@oluwasiji1977 wrote; “Area Fada Military takeovers of Abacha, Babangida, Muritala, Yabuku Gowon, Aguiyi Ironsi and Buhari combined didn’t help this country …currently we know the situation in the country needs God’s intervention but military isn’t the answer…I believe a revolution is the answer
Military Rule Will Never Be The Solution……
Those that Were carried Out In The Old days gave Birth The Reasons We are Where We Are today.
Going Back,Will Obviously Bring Us To The Exact Position We Are Today. Repeating History Over Again When We Should Be Moving Forward.”