President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t mention anything about the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday night during a nationwide broadcast on Thursday because it would be “premature and presumptuous.”
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this on Friday evening while featuring on Politics Today, a live programme on Channels Television.
He said the President couldn’t have said anything about the shooting because it was being investigated.
“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.”
Many Nigerians had carpeted Buhari for not mentioning the shootings and empathising with the victims during the much-awaited presidential broadcast on Thursday evening, describing the omission as deliberate and callous.