Charly Boy leads protesters to National Assembly gates
TVC E. Nigerian singer/songwriter, television presenter, Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy has led protesters to the front gate of the National Assembly. The protesters blocked the main gate of the Assembly chanting against corruption.
The protesters led by the popular musician have erected five tents in front of the Assembly’s gate and stationed a van, preventing movement to and from the Assembly complex. The protesters are demanding that for such crimes as stealing public funds, all guilty people should be sentenced to death.
They also called for a slash in the salaries of political office holders by about 70 per cent. Also the protesters are demanding for a stop of state and local government joint accounts. They also demand the disclosure of details of National Assembly’s multi-billion naira budget.
The protesters were members of a group known as “Occupy Unlimited,” which is a civil society group that advocates good governance and a corruption-free society. The group who said they would not move till their demands were granted, and they also want the National Assembly to review the constitution towards amending the clause that grants immunity to the president, vice-president, governors, and the deputy-governors. Other things they wanted includes: Amending the law so the officials can be tried for criminal matters while in office and a unicameral legislature, asking that the Senate be scrapped.