Former Defense Spokesperson, Major General John Eneche explains why he said shooting during #EndSARS protest at Lekki tollgate was photoshop
Former Defence Spokesperson, Major General John Enenche (retd.) has explained why he said the shooting during the #EndSARS protest at Lekki tollgate was a photoshop.
Eneche offered the explanation following the outcry that trailed his inclusion in a Presidential Campaign Council list released by the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 election.
The outcry pushed the party into releasing a statement, promising to review and publish a new list before the inauguration of the council.
In tweets he shared on his official handle, @EnenchejohnEne1, the retired General said at the time he made the comment, he was working with the overriding interest of Nigerians at heart based on the oath of allegiance he swore on commission into the military service.
He also said that everyone that anyone that commented in any way was right based on the information at their disposal and individual analysis.
“Dear country men 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 anyway 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 the social media as it were. On that note, I want to assure all 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.”
Eneche also said that his cause for electing credible leaders spurred him to declare his support openly for Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running-mate, Dr Yusuf Datti-Ahmed, as he is sure they will provide quality leadership.
“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. All 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.”
Press statement by Major General John Enenche (rtd) pic.twitter.com/jjq7ZxaPUb
— Major General John Enenche ( rtd) (@EnenchejohnEne1) October 14, 2022