The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has thanked APC members and supporters in Kwara for their unflinching support to the party despite the gale of defection in the National Assembly.
In a statement signed by the minister and made available to newsmen on Thursday, Mohammed expressed gratitude to the party members and those from other parties for their solidarity for President Muhammadu Buhari.
He specifically thanked the Kwara APC members for their “unwavering commitment” to ensuring that the party emerged stronger than ever in the state.
“That commitment has been reflected in the overwhelming support and solidarity that we have received, not just from our party members but also from other parties and stakeholders across the state since the melodrama at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
“In particular, there has been an expression of overwhelming love and support for Buhari from across Kwara in the wake of the defections by federal legislators from Kwara,
“I call on all our members and supporters in Kwara to remain calm, because there is no cause for alarm.
“We are presently consulting with the national leadership of our great party, with a view to coming up with a programme of action that will take into consideration the recent developments,’’ he said.
Mohammed assured the members and supporters that whatever decision taken after the consultations would be in their overall best interest.
It will be recalled that some Senators and House of Representatives members had on Tuesday announced their defection from APC to other political parties.