Former Defence spokesman, Major General John Enenche (rtd) has openly declared his support for the presidency of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
Enenche, reacting to his EndSARS comment that had generated reactions said he would clear the air in a matter of days, saying he shares in the pain of that breaking news.
A recent address by Enenche had called on well-meaning Nigerians cutting across societal class to join in the current political exercise in the country towards electing credible, competent and capable leaders in 2023.
Enenche who said he had decided not to sit on the fence but to speak out called on Nigerians of good conscience to take a position on national issues.
“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,” he said in statement on Friday.
According to him, his decision was based on his knowledge of Obi and his vice presidential candidate for about 17 years and 5 years respectively, assuring Nigerians of their ability to transform the country.
“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,” he said.