Former PMAN president, Charles Oputa, aka CharlyBoy, on Tuesday led a group of young protesters to the National Assembly in Abuja.
The 65-year-old had announced on Tuesday November 8, that he would lead a 10,000-man anti-corruption protest within the Federal Capital Territory.
Area Fada, as he loves to be called, rode on his bike during the protest, saying he was there to encourage the young protesters.
Greatest Nigerians. The procession has started. We need answers! Come out wherever you are! pic.twitter.com/FOJCR4VjDs
— Charlyboy(Official) (@Areafada1) November 15, 2016
“I am here to encourage some youths who told me that they are not happy with the way things are going in this country. I have always had this faith in my country. I have always said that the future of this country lies in the hands of its exceptional youths and until these youths start to crawl out of wherever they are hiding, Nigeria is going to be in jeopardy.
“I was happy that some youths are doing what young people should do and I am just here to encourage them to take their rightful place in society. I have also advised them on the need to go back to the drawing board and come out massively because this is a course for the few men and women of integrity left in Nigeria to come and speak out against this oppression,” Charly Boy said.
The “Occupy Unlimited” protesters were denied entry into the National Assembly by policemen, who said “they had not written to inform the lawmakers of their coming.”
But this move didn’t prevent the protesters as they barred movement in and out of the complex and promised to continue until their demands are met.