By Raphael Jov, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged its members to remain calm amidst the mass defection of its National Assembly members to opposition political parties.
In a statement by the National public secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party said 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 which our leaders were willing to address.
Recall that fifteen senators and 37 members of the House of Representatives defected on Tuesday with majority of them joining the opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the party, “As a truly democratic party, we respect the right of every citizen to political association. Therefore, we urge our members to remain calm as we continue to work hard to position our party strongly for the next general elections. 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 continue to work hard to deliver on our promises to Nigerians,” it added