The politician is running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He will face the Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, and other aspirants at the primaries.
Already, Princewill has set up a campaign structure, the ‘Princewill Exploratory Committee’ to mobilise support for his bid among stakeholders.
His media aide, said the outfit will also mobilise for the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said the aspirant was advised by the committee “to use his popularity among youths, the non-political class and elders to encourage participatory funding by the generality, to prevent the system being hijacked by moneybags. The belief is that he is about the only one who could do this.
Princewill told reporters in Port-Harcourt, the state capital, said that his ambition is not a conjecture.
He said: “I’ve been with the grassroots many years ago, even when it was not about politics. Let others play catch-up and tell the public where they were and what they were doing for them, even without a political appointment.”
Princewill recalled that, in 2007 when he contested for the governorship, he defeated the governor in his ward and Buguma Local Government.