Major General John Enenche (retd.) has stated why he described the #LekkiShootinh incident as “photoshopped” and “cropped”.
The inclusion of the ex-army general in the presidential campaign council of the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, attracted several backlashes from many Nigerians over his comments on the #LekkiShooting.
Premium Politics had reported that Peter Obi while reacting to the development described his Inclusion as erroneous and he also promised that the party will amend the error.
Enenche in his reaction stated that he had to declare the #LekkiShootings photoshopped because of the oath of allegiance that he swore to the Nigeria Army.
The ex-General via his Twitter account tweeted, “Dear countrymen and women, following my appointment on the campaign council of Labour Party, there were reactions on the social media about my pronouncement concerning a video shot at the scene of #EndSARS incident at Lekki toll-gate on October 20, 2020. Everyone that commented in any way was right based on the information at their disposal and individual analysis.
“Personally and professionally, I worked with the overriding interest of Nigerians at heart based on the oath of allegiance I swore on commission into the military service, which is sacrosanct.
“I sincerely shared in the pains of that breaking news through social media as it were. On that note, I want to assure you that more efforts will be put in so that all assertions can be cleared convincingly from appropriate sources. God bless our cause for the recovery of our dear country Nigeria.”
Enenche went on to say that his desire to see genuine leaders elected in 2023 compelled him to openly back Obi, adding that he was confident Obi and his running companion, Dr. Yusuf Datti-Ahmed, will deliver great leadership.
He said, “Recall I underscored the need for every conscience-bound Nigerian, cutting across societal class to join in the current political exercise in the country towards electing credible, competent and capable leaders in 2023.
“In addition, I enjoined all to speak out and not to sit on the fence.
“Consequently, I made bold to openly and objectively support the candidature of HE Mr. Peter Obi and Dr. Yusuf Datti-Ahmed, without fear or contradiction. Based on my knowledge of the duo for about 17 years and 5 years respectively, that they can provide quality leadership for the Nation that will guarantee effective followership.
“This is what Nigeria needs now to overcome all the numerous challenges imposed on the citizenry in the last two decades,” he added.