www.odogwublog.com reports that the former Executive Director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Prof Okey Chidolue has joined the race to represent Anambra South senatorial zone at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

The former NPA boss made his intention known yesterday during an interactive session with the executive council of Nnewi North local government area of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

Prof Chidolue pointed out that he is founding member of APGA and that he was a Special Assistant to the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu noting that he played a pivotal role of resuscitating and revitalization of the party which went comatose immediately after the 2014 Anambra guber polls.

The aspirant said that it is imperative for Nnewi community which is the home of APGA by all standard to be represented in the senate since senate is the next important position in party politics after the office of the governor.

Prof Chidolue, a forensic accountant and a marine lawyer noted that he is the best qualified among the five to six aspirants jostling for the position based on qualification and experience.

He used the occasion to debunk the claims in some quarters that the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano has promised to give the APGA ticket to a certain aspirant for the plum job noting that the governor who is very responsible would not contemplate such idea.

The widely traveled aspirant declared that if free level playing ground is provided during the APGA primary to pick the standard bearer, he would emerge victorious and eventually win the election because he has paid his due in the party.

The aspirant said he decided to declare his intention to contest in his ward because charity must of necessity begin at home and that he would eventually visit all the one hundred and nineteen wards in Anambra South senatorial zone to sell his aspiration to them.

The chairman of APGA in Nnewi North local government area, Chief Chike Aguncha said that the aspiration of Prof Okey Chidolue is a welcome development and that he is the first to officially notify the party in the council area of his intention.