Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has appointed John Enenche, the army officer who claimed photos and videos from the massacre of unarmed demonstrators at Lekki Tollgate were photoshopped, as a member of his presidential advisory council.
Peter Obi on Wednesday released a list of his campaign team, which had 1,234 names, including the army general appointed as a representative of the North-Central.
The appointment of Enenche, a retired general and former director of defence information, has triggered an outcry from the party’s supporters.
The Obi’s supporters insisted Enenche is unsuitable to take up any position in the former Anambra State Governor’s campaign team due to his role in covering up the Lekki massacre in October 2020.
According to Peoples Gazette, the campaign’s chief spokesman, Yunusa Tanko, did not immediately respond to request seeking comments on the matter.
It will be recalled that Enenche had claimed that the Instagram live footage of DJ Switch, which showed #EndSARS protesters dying from Nigerian army’s bullets, was photoshopped. The video of his claims has been posted on Twitter.
Obi’s supporters, christened ‘Obidients’, are clamouring for the removal of Enenche’s name from the campaign council.
A minority of Obidients, however, defended the army general, saying he was only acting on orders from above two years ago.