Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has expressed admiration for the iconic singer, Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, as he celebrates his 73rd birthday.
Taking to his verified Twitter account on Monday, the former governor of Anambra State shared a photo of himself with the celebrant, commemorating Charly Boy’s new age.
Obi lauded Charly Boy for his commitment to advocating for good governance in Nigeria. He acknowledged the entertainer’s unwavering courage in speaking out against injustice, corruption, and other societal challenges that hinder the progress of the nation.
Peter Obi emphasized the importance of having more individuals like Charly Boy in Nigeria—men who fearlessly voice the truth to those in power and hold leaders accountable.
“My dear elder brother, Charles ‘Chukwuemeka Oputa’—I rejoice with and celebrate you today as you mark your 73rd birthday anniversary. You have consistently remained an advocate of good governance in Nigeria.
“You fearlessly raised your voice against injustice, corruption, and other societal ills that hinder the peace and progress of our nation. We need more men like you in Nigeria who can speak truth to power and hold the leaders accountable.”