APR issue with apache

Hi i am at the last step after configuring

./configure --prefix=~/apache-64-2-4-12/Apache64HTTP --enable-ssl

I have tried using absolute path as well but i keep on getting below

checking for APR... configure: error: the --with-apr parameter is
incorrect. It must specify an install prefix, a build directory, or an
apr-config file.

Any idea why this is happening???

I have already installed apr and apr-util

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