Over the weekend, Maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa – CharlyBoy made headlines for allegedly stopping Governor Rochas Okorocha midway into his speech at the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa‘s burial.
Reports say the mass which was conducted by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt. Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oguta, went on smoothly until
Okorocha was permitted by the Bishop to pay his tribute to the fallen judge.
However, Chief Okorocha, was stopped midway into his speech, by Charlyboy who was visibly infuriated with Kukah for granting the governor the permission to speak.
He walked up angrily to the altar and allegedly snatched the microphone from the governor, to the embarrassment of all the dignitaries present.
Responding to the reports, Charly has issued a public statement clearing that there is no ill feeling between him and the Governor of Imo state.
Read the statement below:
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.
I am very happy and indeed, very grateful to all.
My special gratitude goes 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.
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 did not put out as portrayed by these news reports; I believe I am a very cultured individual, not one to rubbish a good gesture.
Once again, thank you all Nigerians.
Charles Emeka Oputa (CharlyBoy)