The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over the defection of some of its members in Ogun State, but said it will not affect the chances of the party in the forthcoming elections.
The party, in a statement issued in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the party would have expected its reconciliatory efforts to yield fruits.
“Yes, the defection of some our members will create some challenges for our party, but we will go back to the drawing board to re-strategize and redouble our efforts to retain the state in 2015.
“Every member of our party is important to its overall success, but none is more important than the party. Against this background, no member can hold the party into ransom,” it said.
APC described as fallacy the conclusion of some people that the defection will affect the party’s chances in the coming elections. It therefore urged its members in Ogun State not to be worried over the latest development.