The National Unity Party has condemned the rising spate of ethno-religious crisis and economic hardship in the country, saying they constituted a threat to national unity.
The NUP lamented the economic backwardness in the country as encapsulated in the exchange rate between the US dollar and naira, and concluded that “Nigeria is moving backwards.”
The National Chairman of NUP, Chief Perry Opara, stated this while unveiling its membership card and ratification of its merger with Solution Party.
Opara said, “What we need in Nigeria is to unite. We have more strength in unity than division. I do know that if we unite, we will do better. What we also need is good governance.”
He declared that a new world order had come to Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections, in the mould of Donald Trump’s emergence as the President of the United States.
“We will usher in a new Nigeria where there is freedom, no more hardship and economic development. We are in a new world political order. Times are changing. God will take over Nigeria. I speak without fear or favour. I don’t look at people’s face, height or size. God that brought back the NUP will make us win in 2019,” Opara added.
According to him, the NUP participated in last year’s governorship election in Ondo State to ascertain that the party is re-registered.
He expressed optimism that the NUP would contest the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.
“We contested the Ondo State governorship election not to win but to fine-tune our registration process. But in the Anambra State governorship election, we shall participate and make a difference.
“In the NUP, we operate an open-door policy, despite ideological differences. The new parties willing to join the NUP will become part owners of the mega party structure which we are building,” Opara said.