Speaking at an event on Monday, the governor said he had decided to run for Imo West Senatorial District in 2019 general election.
He said his “wealth of experience” as a two term governor positions him favorably for the office of senator.
“I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zone because if I don’t, bad people will take the position. If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for the Senate, it will boost APC’s chances in the state. And many from my zone have said they will not contest if I am interested.” he said