Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Unity Party of Nigeria Supports Declaration Of Emergency
The Unity Party of Nigeria without reservation supports the declaration of emergency on the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in other to stem down the level of violence inflicted on those states by Boko Haram .
The action of the President is in consonance with provisions of Section 305 of the Constitution regarding the procedure of state emergence.
We want to add , however, that under a Unity Party of Nigeria administration, the situation would not have been allowed to degenerate into this stage of constituting a threat to our national survival before it is nipped in the bud.
Boko Haram activities escalated as a result of failure of our security intelligence and the inability of the government to act decisively before now.
Nevertheless, the Unity Party of Nigeria urges all Nigerians to stand by President Jonathan Goodluck’s administration to ensure that peace quickly returns to Nigeria. The time of emergency is akin to war time and we should work together to restore peace to our land.
We should therefore eschew extreme partisanship and this is not to say that the opposition parties can not bring suggestions for peace , we must however be constructive as we give our opinions in a manner that would not endanger the security of our country in order to shame those who have vowed to make our country ungovernable.
Alhaji Bari Adedeji Salau
UPN protem Publicity Secretary