APC Calls on Wike to Join the Party and Dump PDP

Written by Bola Abraham
The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended an invitation to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to join the party, stating that his presence is needed.Tony Okocha, the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, made the call during a press conference in Port Harcourt. He emphasized that the APC is currently the party in power and suggested that Wike should align himself with the ruling party.

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The call comes on the heels of a significant political shift in which 27 state lawmakers defected to the APC. When asked if this mass defection was part of a strategy to encourage Wike to join the APC, Okocha responded, “I don’t think so. Whatever their reason is, when they get to the bridge they will cross it.”

Okocha acknowledged Wike’s influence in the political landscape, stating, “Wike is a politician whose name shakes and echoes in the society; so nobody can think or say for him if he will defect to APC or not.” He also credited Wike with playing a significant role in the APC’s victory in the state in 2023.

The APC’s invitation to Wike underscores the party’s strategy of consolidating power by attracting influential political figures. It remains to be seen how Wike will respond to this call to join the ruling party.

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