The ugly incident happened at the sacred heart cathederal during a memorial mass for the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa yesterday in Imo state. Shortly after the secretary of the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim finished reciting president Goodluck Jonathan’s condolence message, the Imo state governor was called to make his speech. But charley boy surprisingly got up aggressively and snatched the microphone from the governor. Despite the intervention of the officiating priest, Bishop Mathew Kukah, Charley Boy insisted that no politician would take advantage of his father’s burial to score ‘cheap political points’.
This made the angry governor to storm out of the church in the company of his commissioners and aids and was besieged at the gate by angry supporters who berated Charley Boy for humiliating the governor. However, the crowd disappeared when security men made efforts to bring the situation under control.
Can Nigerian politicians ever gather and not discuss politics?