#EndSARS comment: I spoke based on information available to me – Gen Enenche


Major General John Enenche (rtd) says he spoke on behalf of the Nigerian Army during the #EndSARS protest from the information available to him.

Enenche was appointed as a member of the Labour Party presidential campaign council on Thursday. However, his appointment was greeted with protests following his description of the video of the shooting to death of youths at the Lekki Toll gate on October 20th 2020 as photoshop.

Supporters of the party called for his removal. The party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi had said the list has been withdrawn for review and amendment.

Reacting to the development in a statement on Friday, Enenche said that: “I made bold to openly and objectively support the candidature of HE Mr Peter Obi and Dr Yusuf Ahmed-Datti without fear or contraction.

“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 Obidient Nigerians among others that believe and are working towards a new Nigeria and taking our country back have the same conviction like me.

“In this regard, I appeal to all in this endeavour to allow us 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.

“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 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.”.