The National Unity Party (NUP) has received a massive boost.

Some political parties and associations have joined its ranks to create a formidable front to unseat the APC in 2019.

The Fresh Peoples Democratic Party (Fresh PDP) led by its national chairman, Obi Nwosu; a faction of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Party (APDA), led by factional chairman, Mainasara Illo and the Kwankwasiyya Movement in all 36 states led by its National Chairman, Farouk Kurawa are among the groups.

Other recruits are the Alliance for National Unity (ANU) led by Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu and a Labour Party group led by its former Chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu.

The National Secretary of the factional APDA, Amobi Nwosu, National Treasurer of APDA, Chinyere Onyemekara, Hassaka El- Abdullahi and National Coordinator of the Kwankwasiyya movement, Abubakar Mohammed Inuwa, attended the meeting.

The parties declared their intention in Abuja on Wednesday during the national integration and harmonisation meeting to raise awareness.

They vowed to remain united in their quest to provide committed and patriotic leadership that would offer the much desired dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

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Welcoming the parties, National Chairman of NUP, Perry Opara, said;

“The country has been polarized along ethnic and religious lines, a fierce class struggle, exploitation and expropriation of the masses is going on in Nigeria evidenced by the killings and hardship, which have become a regular feature with the current administration.

“Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo; former military President Ibrahim Babangida; former Defence Minister, Theoohilus Danjuma; Hassan Kuka and other leaders and statesmen had decried the killings and divisiveness of the country. Evidence points to the fact that Nigerians are more divided now than ever,”.

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