Former Coordinator of Defence Media, Maj-Gen John Enenche (rtd), on Tuesday expressed optimism that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, if elected president would tackle the security crisis rocking the nation.
Speaking with Channels TV, Gen Enenche recalled how the former Anambra governor restored security in Onitsha and other parts of Anambra while serving as governor of the state.
Enenche revealed that he first met the Labour Party candidate in 2006 when criminals and agitators were wreaking havoc in the state.
“As it were then, there was no Operation MESA in Onitsha in Anambra State. Criminals and agitators were doing whatever they liked.
“He made presentations and they approved Operation MESA for him and I was operations commander.
“As it were when he came, the problem was so serious that police were prevented from even doing their work inside Onitsha town.
“His Excellemcy, Peter Obi, when
Operation MESA was permitted, all that we needed was provided,” he said.
Asked if Obi has the capacity to end Nigeria’s security challenges, Enenche said, “If what we did in Anambra State then and what even the police confirmed, yes, it will. I can tell you that he will be in command and control and he will be available 24/7, he will be passionate.”