Mr Femi Gbajabiamila recently said the exit of some National Assembly members from the All Progressives Congress(APC) would not undermine the strength or the popularity of the ruling party.
Gbajabiamila said APC remained strong despite the defection of lawmakers mainly to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He maintained that the development had not eroded the faith of Nigerians in the ruling party.
“It is no more news that some National Assembly members announced their defection from our great party to other political parties.
“For some of us in the house, we had expected it. There had been so much noise about the defection plans before Wednesday both at the Senate and the House of Representatives.
“In fact, what they were saying was that about 80 and 70 of them were leaving, but at the end of the day, the threat did not reflect the reality, as only about 32 or so left the APC.
“Let me assure you that the APC is still much on ground, even with the defection. The party still remains strong despite the development.
“Go to the North, the South, the East, the popularity of the APC is soaring by the day. Nigerians have great faith in our party.
“This defection will not distract the APC from its course of doing its best to the generality of Nigerians,” he said.