The Chairman of the Interim Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, has stated that the party wants the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to join it.
Okocha, in an interview published by The Nation on Sunday, said he both openly and secretly begged Wike to join the APC.
Based on the insinuations in some quarters that Wike is already psychologically a member of the APC, and just a mole in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okocha said those who say so are entitled to their opinions, but Wike has never been present at the meeting of the APC and the The former Governor of Rivers State is not the only opposition politician working with President Bola Tinubu.
He, however, added that the APC could not have won the presidential election in Rivers State without the support of Wike, adding that the former governor has nothing to prove to his opponents.
According to Okocha, “I have gone on stage and even on the streets a million times to beg Wike to come to the APC. I used the words: come to Macedonia and help us. We begged him to come to the APC.
“He is the magician and the dean of politics of Rivers State. As of today, he is the grandmaster. And after beating everyone back to back, he's the champion. How many lions can one kill before he can be called a lion killer?
“On the claims that psychologically and everything else he is in APC and a mole in PDP, I will say that people are entitled to their opinions. Wike has never attended APC meetings.
“He is also not the only person from the opposition party who is in the federal cabinet. All I can say is that he has been rewarded for the impact he made in helping APC win the presidential election in Rivers State.”