Minister- designate, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Gnaduje, in Abuja.
Details of the reason for the visit are not available, but speculation has been going that the former governor of Rivers state might defect to the ruling party.
Wike’s joining the APC speculation got wild after President Bola Tinubu nominated in his ministerial list
It is believed this visit might not be unconnected with the s[peculated decamping.
Wike had worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 election.
But he has repeatedly denied the speculation.
During a thanksgiving service organised in his honour shortly after he handed over power in Rivers, Governor Simi Fubara asked Wike not to abandon him if he ended up in the ruling party.
“While we are seeing signs that it’s like you want to go over to the other side with everybody wishing that, please don’t be too far from me because I know that the sharks, the tigers are really around looking for what to hurt. So, being around would continue to guide and put my head straight for the purpose of this state,” Fubara had said.
The PDP leaders had expressed displeasure over this and mulled the move to sanction the former Rivers governor.