News went viral over the weekend of Charly Boy publicly embarrassing the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha at the burial of his late father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa.
Gov. Okorocha & Charly Boy
Charly Boy has issued a statement over the issue, saying there is no ill feeling between him and the governor.
In the statement, he expressed gratitude to the Federal Government and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Imo State Government and Governor Rochas Okorocha, Rivers State Government and Governor Rotimi Amaechi, for their immeasurable support and participation.
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The statement reads in part:
“This is to register my utmost pleasure and appreciation to all Nigerians for the remarkable show of love to me and my family in giving my father, Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa, a most befitting burial.
“May I use this medium to clear the air concerning news making the rounds. There is no ill feeling between me and His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha (SAM). I did not snatch microphone from him, no such thing happened at all. I do not put out as portrayed by these news reports; I believe I am a very cultured individual, not one to rubbish a good gesture.”
He once again thanked all Nigerians for their support.
After the death of his father, on May 4, 2014, Charly Boy had warned politicians not to politicise his father’s burial as he was prepared to embarrass any politician who tries to hijack the burial plans.
During his father’s Lying-In-State, he had stormed out of the venue without warning, which according to report, he did because he was angered by the fact that the lying-in-state was heading into the wrong direction, and was not about commemorating his father, but more about politics.