By G9ija

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is in talks with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for him to back the party in next year’s general elections.

Wike and his allies have been at loggerheads with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership since he lost the party’s presidential ticket to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. On Tuesday, Wike endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State who is of the APC, a move that further deepened the PDP crisis.

And as far as APC chieftain Farouk Aliyu is concerned, the party will not hesitate to welcome Wike into its fold ahead of next year’s exercise.

“We are talking to Wike. We are talking to so many of them. Of course, it is politics. So, we are not enemies of Wike, and he is a very important person in this country – a governor for that matter – and you cannot ignore Rivers State,” he said.

“So, if Wike decides to come to us, we would gladly welcome him, and I can confirm to you that we are talking to him.”