Why I called #LekkiShooting photoshopped — John Enenche2 min read
Major General John Enenche (retd.), who described the #LekkiShooting incident as “photoshopped” and “cropped” has said the reasons behind his claim in 2020.
The ex-General who made the list of the 1,234 members of the presidential campaign council of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had come under fire on social media for his stance on the #LekkiShooting, which led Obi to declare that the LP would review the campaign council list and issue an updated list in due course.
On Friday night, however, Enenche released a press statement on his official Twitter page, @EnenchejohnEne1, addressing the issue raised. He said he only declared that the massacre was photoshopped because of an oath of allegiance he swore on commission into military service.
He said, “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 20 October 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.”