Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party, was of no consequence.
Okorocha spoke with journalists in Abuja ahead of an emergency meeting of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC.
“I don’t see any way it has affected the party negatively and the issue there is that President Muhammadu Buhari will win this election come 2019,” Okorocha said.
“He is much stronger on ground. It (defections) is allowed and as they are going, many people are still coming into the party in their thousands. It is neither here nor there, and we shouldn’t make a big issue out of it.”
Okorocha added that Saraki had the right to chart the course of his political future.
“I wish him good luck,” he said. “The Governor of Kwara my colleague leaves, good luck too. They are all responsible men.”