In his reaction, the deputy minority leader, Toby Okechukwu said: “This country is based on law and due process. It is clear that our colleagues who wrote to defect are simply quoting the charisma of the speaker.
Gbajabiamila, described the leaders of the opposition as hypocrites, recalling that as minority leader in the previous Assemblies he also protested against defections to the PDP but his arguments were dismissed. He noted that the PDP failed to lay the foundation of sanctioning illegal defections while in power, adding that, “Like you used to tell me, your points are noted. Any more defections?”