Mr. Charles Oputa, the popular musician known as Charly Boy has expressed disappointed over the remarks of Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka, about supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the February 25 poll known as Obidients.
Soyinka labelled Obidients as one of the most repulsive concoctions he has witnessed in any political arena.
The octogenarian had on Friday criticised an attempt made by the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, to dictate to the Supreme Court regarding the party’s suit challenging the presidential election as unacceptable.
Soyinka however came under criticism from the Obidients over his remarks.
The renowned playwright and poet fired back at the Obidients, stating that they thrive on intimidation. He also challenged Baba-Ahmed to a one-on-one debate.
While reacting to this on Saturday, 72 year-old Charly Boy said in in a post on Instagram that he had lost respect for Soyinka.
“The kin respect I had for dis man, was almost the kind of respect I had for the late Justice C.A.Oputa, The Socrates of the Supreme Court,” he wrote.
“It has finally dawned on me that Soyinka can never be the man Chinua Achebe was.
“Look at a man many Nigerians put on such high pedestal reducing himself to a boyiboyi for criminal politicians.”