Why Buhari never spoke about the Lekki toll gate shooting finally revealed


The presidency has explained why President Buhari didn’t speak on the Lekki toll gate shooting during his speech yesterday October 22.

Incidentally, the president was spectacularly silent on the tollgate shooting incident that brought his government worldwide condemnation.

He had come under severe criticism for his silence on the #EndSARS protests, which had raged for 14 days, spreading from Lagos State to over a dozen others with attendant disruption of essential economic activities.


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This made many Nigerians share some reactions with most of them being negative ones considering how innocent protesters were injured with some dying as result.

After several back and forth, the Presidency through the presidential aide, Femi Adesina has revealed why the president didn’t speak about the incident.

Presidential aide, Femi Adesina in an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ said it will be “premature and presumptuous” for Buhari to talk about the shooting as it was still being investigated

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In his submission on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ program, 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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