spokesman of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the defection of about 51 lawmakers from the ruling party.
The party said that its leaders had worked hard to prevent further members from leaving the party.
In a statement by its spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, says, “In the last couple of weeks, our party leaders have worked to stave off this situation as responsible Party leaders would do.
“ It would appear however that the individuals involved have different considerations beyond the grievances that they were willing to discuss and our leaders were willing to address.
“As a truly democratic party, we respect the right of every citizen to political association.
“APC remains in firm control of 25 states of the 36 states of the federation and maintains a clear majority in the federal House of Representatives and state assemblies.
“We assure members and supporters that our great Party will continue to consolidate on our majority status in the leadup to the 2019 General Elections, even as our government continues to work hard to deliver on our promises to Nigerians”, He added.
The party’s reaction comes after about 51 members of the ruling party today defected to various political parties including the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC has therefore called on Nigerians to remain calm as their party continues to work hard towards the forthcoming 2019 general elections.