NATIONAL Unity Party, NUP, at the weekend changed its name to Peoples Mega Party of Nigeria, PMPN. The decision to change the party’s name was taken by over 4, 000 delegates at the national convention of the party held on Saturday, July 30, at Royal Palace Hotel, Enugu. National Unity Party was registered 10 years ago but was de-registered by Prof. Jeja’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in 2011, prompting the party to dragged INEC to court to challenge its de-registration. On June 2, 2016, the Court of Appeal at Enugu gave a unanimous and declarative
judgment in favour of National Unity Party and urged INEC to immediately restore the party. In compliance to the Appeal Court judgement, the National Unity Party informed INEC of their willingness to continue with the party; sent Certified True Copy, CTC, of the landmark judgement and notified INEC of its National Convention to reactivate the organs of the party and take far-reaching decisions. On July 30, INEC in compliance to the judgement sent in five of its officers to monitor/observe the convention where four motions were moved and adopted by the convention. The party therefore at the convention
changed its name from National Unity Party to People’s Mega Party of Nigeria and retained its founder and national chairman, Chief Perry Opara. In his speech, Chief Opara commended INEC and its chairman, Prof. Yakubu, for his leadership and respect for the rule of law. The motion to rename the party was moved by Barr. Niyi Ajewole from Oyo state. In their separate remarks, Mrs. Chika Ibeneme from Anambra and Hon. O. Okeme from Kogi said that the event was a divine call from God to have an alternative political platform for Nigeria and the Mega Party had come to salvage Nigeria.

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