Why President Buhari avoided the Lekki shooting in his speech

President Muhammadu Buhari on didn’t mention anything about the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday night during a nationwide broadcast because it would be “premature and presumptuous.”
In the last few days, Many Nigerians have carpeted Buhari for not mentioning the shootings or empathizing with the victims during the much-awaited presidential broadcast, describing the commission as deliberate and callous.
But his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who appeared on Politics Today, a live show on Channel Televisions monitored by The Nation, said the President couldn’t have said anything about the shooting because it was being investigated.

He said:

“The Defence Headquarters stated to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what happened.
“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while the investigation is ongoing. It is after the investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”

Cc: the Gazette

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