Former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, paid a solidarity visit to the new National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, at his private residence in Abuja.
Wike, one of the 45 ministers-designate of President Bola Tinubu, was met warmly received by the APC chairman.
Viral photographs of the duo posing with some of Wike’s loyalists and chieftains of Rivers chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on social media has fuelled rumour of a possible defection to the ruling APC.
Hours after hosting the minister-designate and his delegation, Ganduje was spotted coming into the party secretariat at about 2.35 pm.
The development is coming barely one week after the president hosted Wike and former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai at the State House in Abuja.
The two ministerial nominees were screened by the Senate two weeks ago. While Wike successfully scaled through, El-Rufai’s confirmation was delayed leading to his eventual withdrawal.
In recent times, futile attempts have also been made by top chieftains of the PDP to have Wike expelled from the party over his alleged anti-party activities.