Entertainment icon and rights activists, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly boy has said that corruption and impunity in governance have robbed posterity of a rich existence in Nigeria.
Oputa said this when he led youths to a protest in Owerri, the Imo State capital, against what he described as bad governance in Nigeria.
The protest which was tagged “Our Mumudondo,” saw the protesters matching through the major streets in the state capital, clutching various placards and singing songs which condemned what the group described as spate of bad governance and corruption in the country.
According to Oputa, the movement was an umbrella association for “every frustrated, angry, oppressed Nigerian, and I am the President.”
He asserted that for too long, Nigerians had suffered worrisome levels of deprivation of amenities while state funds are fleeced away by public office holders.
He said: “People need to ask questions though we are our own worst enemies. We have been quiet for too long. We want to aggressively sensitise the people that nothing can change overnight except we make a move.
“Corruption has stolen our grandchildren’s future; there is impunity in the land; and there is criminality in government whereas public office holders ought to serve us and not the other way round.”
Oputa charged Imo youths to rise up and take over the future, noting that the politicians were just interested in wallowing in endless corruption.