By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State chapter of the Conference of Nigerian Political PartiesÂ has dissociated itself from any planned protest rally againstÂ President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Financial and other CrimesÂ Commission (EFCC) over the freezing of Governor Ayodele Fayose’sÂ accounts.
In a statement issued on Sunday the end of its monthly meeting, itÂ expressed disgust at the inclusion of CNPP among other groupsÂ mobilising to protest against the President and EFCC, saying that as a
law-abiding political party, it would show respect to the judicialÂ intervention that the governor had already initiated.
The conference comprising 18 political parties, said as a law-abidingÂ group, which respects the constitution of Nigeria, it would not beÂ party to any protest over the matter that was already before the courtÂ of competent jurisdiction.
“Apart from the question mark that will be put on the morality andÂ credibility of the groups storming the streets to rally in support ofÂ a clear fraudulent practice unearthed by the EFCC, it will be an
irresponsible contempt of the court to protest in the matter overÂ which the governor has already submitted himself to the court of Â competent jurisdiction by filling a complaint against EFCC’s action at
the Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti.
“By this statement, we declare that we are not party to any rally and we warn all the groups dropping our name to desist from doing soÂ henceforth,” the statement warned.
The conference said it stood solidly behind Buhari’s anti-corruptionÂ war and vowed never to support any group that is promoting criminalÂ activities that have left Nigeria in ruins in the last few years.
The conference also condemned members of the House of Assembly forÂ protesting on the highway in support of the governor and condemnationÂ of EFCC, which was fighting corruption to enable the countryÂ rediscover herself again for the growth and development of the economyÂ and welfare of Nigerians.