Nigerian entertainer calls on Nigerian youths to bring down the “criminal enterprise” called “Nigeria” in deleted tweet
Nigerian entertainer known as Charly Boy, real name Charles Oputa in a tweet on Saturday, called on Nigerian youths to burn down the “criminal enterprise” called “Nigeria” following the violent protests in France.
The 73 year old whose late father was a Supreme Court justice, commenting on the protests rocking France over the killing of a 17 year old teen by the police, called on Nigerian youths to take their destinies into their hands by emulating what the French youths are doing.
Charly Boy a supporter of the opposition Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi who is currently contesting the presidential election results in court, has been vociferous on Twitter following the inauguration of President Bola Tinubu.
His tweet was seen as an ethnic call to burn down the south west region which Tinubu. a Yoruba hails from as he is Igbo from the south east a region that Obi, hails from.
“Burn down your own SE REGION…. as for the SW, never again will we allow miscreants and criminals to burn it down like you all did during ENDSARS. WE will fight every single one of you on the streets. We are the majority, you are and always will be a minority with zero power.” a respondent Omo Olufi from the south west posted.
Following outrage over the tweet Charly Boy was forced to delete the tweet and re-edit with a picture of a burning French city.
“This isn’t Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan. This is France where 9% of the population has brought down entire cities! Karma from Africa? Am waiting on the exceptional Nigerian Youths to reject a system that let dem down. Una destiny dey una hand.”
The entertainer later clarified following the backlash.
“I no ask anybody to go burn anywhere. As it concerns France, I feel is their Kama hunting them. I only charged the exceptional Nigerian youths to take their destiny in their hands. If the judiciary fails to dispense justice, the last hope of the common man should be the common man,” he wrote.
He refused to say what will happen if the courts affirm the victory of Bola Tinubu.
Akowe with reports from Abuja
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