In a recent development, Senator Abdulahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed the opinion that the party’s prospects for 2027 could be positively impacted by the defection of prominent politicians, such as the former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to the ruling party.
Ganduje, in a statement made public on Wednesday following a private meeting with the immediate past Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, clarified that the recent visit of Nyesom Wike to his residence in Abuja on Monday was not indicative of any confirmed move towards joining the APC, dispelling speculations about a potential defection.”
Ganduje stated: “You know Wike is a honourable minister-designate, so he came, we discussed because I was looking for him to congratulate him for that and also he came to congratulate me and we discussed that when he becomes minister fully, he will work very hard in order to move the ministry he is giving and he is ready to cooperate.
“But we didn’t discuss the issue of his coming to APC or not coming to APC. That issue will arise later.
“And not only that we are coming out with a new blueprint to increase the followership of the party and this includes all strata of officials; those who are in APC and those who are in other political parties.
“I assure you, very soon some of the political parties will even merge with the APC. We are doing that underground.”