Veteran Nigerian singer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has urged Nigerian youths to be calm and not overreact to the 2023 election results declared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It was reports that some youths had stormed the Unity Fountain in Abuja, to protest the outcome of the presidential election.
Speaking during an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, Charly Boy said the youths are protesting the alleged bogus election result declared by INEC.
While expressing satisfaction the activist described the election as the most annoying and a financial disaster considering the money wasted on the exercise by the Federal Government.
He added that youths cannot afford to be seen as overreacting because they know how the enemies will use it against them.
He said: “Young people are gathering to protest the situation and bogus elections that have just been concluded.
“As Area Father, I am just here to make sure that it is peaceful and that they are doing the right thing.
“I believe in what they are doing and I am here to show support.
“The election result is the most bogus, most annoying and a financial disaster looking at the money wasted on the exercise by the Federal Government”
Also speaking, the convener of the peaceful walk Isaac Balami, said the gathering was to protest the 2023 presidential election results released by INEC.
He said INEC had broken the code and peace accord reached by political parties by failing to deliver on its promises.
Balami attributed the massive turnout of voters across the country to promises made by INEC that the election would be transparent and that their votes would count.
He alleged that INEC’s Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) stopped working in the middle of the election when it discovered that the APC was losing the election.
Balami said the non-celebration of the APC victory across the country was an indication that the election result was not a reflection of the choice of the people.