Maverick entertainer Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has withdrawn from the truth, justice and peace commission set up by Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
Governor Soludo had in April set up a committee to unravel the true cause of armed struggle in the Southeast region, which has led to insecurity.
He also appointed Dr. John Otu, Mr. Ngozi Odumuko, Ms Onyeka Onwenu, Dr. Joe Abah, Mr. Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, Mr. Sam Egwuatu and Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu, among others.
However, in a video on his Instagram page, Charlyboy said he withdrew from the committee because he did not receive a formal invitation to be part of the Committee.
He said he received his nomination with gratitude and looked forward to making useful contribution to finding a solution to the problems but the organizers communicated ineffectively.
”I never received a formal invitation to be part of the committee work. Few months ago, there was a few days notice to an inaugural meeting in Akwa. Since there was no arrangement to bring me to Akwa, I attended the meeting via zoom.
”The Governor called me again some weeks back, thinking I was already in Akwa for the Inauguration and I complained about how the handlers have been communicating so ineffectively with us. I am reliably informed that my sister Onyeka Onwenu went through the same experience but has since resigned from the committee. Even though I am honoured by the invitation, I am rather disappointed by the organizers and how they have been unable to engage us in their plans and activities.
”I cannot in good conscience pend my name to a process I was not fully invested in. I am therefore formally withdrawing my name, my participation from this committee. I wish to commend the vision of the Governor for setting it up. I trust that it will live up to its expectations,” he said.