I share In your Pains, Gen. Enenche Tells LP Supporters
Major General John Enenche

I share Your Pains, Gen. Enenche Tells Obi’s Supporters

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Ex-Nigeria’s military Spokesman, Maj-Gen. John Enenche, has responded to reactions that trailed his appointment as a member of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).

In a statement on Friday, Gen. Enenche stated that more effort will be put in, so that all assertions can be cleared convincingly from appropriate sources, and that he also shares in the pains of everyone who was affected by the #ENDSARS agitations in 2020.

Recall that in October 2020, Major General John Enenche (now retired), described the Lekki shooting incident as being “photoshopped” and “cropped.”

#ENDSARS was an agitation by Nigerian youths that called for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, notorious for engaging in extrajudicial killings.

Criticisms have trailed the appointment of Enenche in Obi’s campaign team, over his alleged role in the defence of the Lekki shooting by the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020, during the popular #EndSARS protest.

The retired Army General while speaking on why he endorsed Peter Obi of the Labour Party, explained that the task ahead calls for everyone to join hands to rescue Nigeria and not find faults against one another.

Enenche 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 sit on the fence.

“Consequently, I made bold to openly and objectively support the candidature of HE, Mr. Peter Obi and Dr. Yusuf Ahmed-Datti, without fear or contraction.

“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.

“I believe that all Obi-dient Nigerians among others that believe and are working towards a new Nigeria and taking our country back has the same conviction as me.

“In this regard, I appeal to all in this endeavour to allow us to maintain focus to achieve this all-important mission.

“Let me state here that a good number of us in this liberation effort have a lot to give and contribute based on knowledge acquired over time in excess of thirty years, that will give solid foundation to Labour Party Government at all levels in Nigeria from 2023.

“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 the ENDARS incident at Lekki toll gate on 20 October 2020.

“Every one 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 military service which is sacrosanct.

“I sincerely shared in the pains of that breaking news through the social media as it were.

“On this note, I want to assure all that more effort 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.”

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