Count us out of anti-Buhari protests, says Ekiti CNPP

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State chapter of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has dissociated itself from any planned protest rally against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the freezing of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s accounts.

In a statement issued on Sunday the end of its monthly meeting, it expressed disgust at the inclusion of CNPP among other groups mobilising to protest against the President and EFCC, saying that as a
law-abiding political party, it would show respect to the judicial intervention that the governor had already initiated.

The conference comprising 18 political parties, said as a law-abiding group, which respects the constitution of Nigeria, it would not be party to any protest over the matter that was already before the court of competent jurisdiction.

“Apart from the question mark that will be put on the morality and credibility of the groups storming the streets to rally in support of a clear fraudulent practice unearthed by the EFCC, it will be an
irresponsible contempt of the court to protest in the matter over which the governor has already submitted himself to the court of  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 so henceforth,” the statement warned.

The conference said it stood solidly behind Buhari’s anti-corruption war and vowed never to support any group that is promoting criminal activities that have left Nigeria in ruins in the last few years.

The conference also condemned members of the House of Assembly for protesting on the highway in support of the governor and condemnation of EFCC, which was fighting corruption to enable the country rediscover herself again for the growth and development of the economy and welfare of Nigerians.

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