Charles Oputa, the Nigerian famous entertainer and socio-political activist, who is widely known by his stage name, Charly Boy, has thrown his weight behind the decision of President Bola Tinubu to remove fuel subsidy.
There has been public outcry over the skyrocketed new pump price of petroleum products following the removal of the subsidy.
The Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, is currently sold above N500 per litre in many parts of the country.
Reacting to the controversies surrounding the development, Charly Boy, a staunch supporter of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last election, Peter Obi, backed the removal, saying there is no better time than now.
In a tweet on his official handle, the singer opined that the fight is beyond support for his preferred candidate, but the alleged criminal elements disturbing the country’s economy.
He wrote, “Listen and be informed. Okonjo Iweala bares it all on the subsidy removal. There can be no other time, and the time is NOW.
“My fellow Nigerians this fight is really not about Obi. It’s about the criminals who insist on stealing our national patrimony leaving us poor and hopeless”.