The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has revealed that the party’s National Working Committee is working to address the concerns raised by his supporters regarding the addition of a former military spokesperson to his campaign council.
Recall that John Enenche, the army officer who claimed that images and videos from the massacre of unarmed protesters at Lekki Tollgate were altered, has been named a member of Peter Obi’s presidential advisory council. Earlier, Obi’s supporters had criticized the party for including his name.
The appointment of Mr Enenche had sparked a backlash from the party’s supporters, who insist that given his involvement in covering up the Lekki massacre in October 2020, he is unfit to hold any position in Mr Obi’s campaign team.
However, responding to calls by his supporters for the removal of the military official, Obi, in a tweet, admitted that there were some omissions and erroneous entries into the list
“I’ve received several calls of concern following the release of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council list. Admittedly, there were some omissions and erroneous entries in the list, hence the concerns expressed,” he wrote.
“In response, the Labour Party Chairman in the presence of members of the NWC addressed the issues during a press conference. In keeping with our commitment to accountability, responsiveness and transparency, an updated list will be issued in due course. I plead for patience.”
I've received several calls of concern following the release of the Labour Party's Presidential Campaign Council list. Admittedly, there were some omissions and erroneous entries in the list, hence the concerns expressed. In response,
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) October 14, 2022
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