Presidency reveals why Buhari did not speak on Lekki shootings

Presidency has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not mention anything about the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday night.

According to Buhari’s aide, it would be ‘premature and presumptuous’ for the president to speak on the shooting.

Recall that many Nigerians have blasted and carpeted President Buhari for not mentioning about the shootings or empathising with the victims during the much-awaited presidential broadcast.

Nigerians who reacted to the ommission described it as deliberate and callous.

Speaking on the development, the special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who featured on Politics Today, a live programme on Channels Television said the President couldn’t have said anything about the shooting because it was being investigated.

He said: “The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what really happened.

“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while investigation is ongoing. It is after investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”





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