Chairman of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, is seeking the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the senatorial seat for Bayelsa East in 2015.
Mr Murray-Bruce, who is also the former Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), submitted his nomination form yesterday at the PDP state secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He was escorted to the secretariat by a crowd from Brass, Ogbia and Nembe, the three local government areas under the senatorial district.
According to report, Mr Murray-Bruce vowed to fight poverty through appropriate legislation.
While Ikisikpo hails from Kolo Creek in Ogbia Local Government Area, Murray-Bruce is from Akassa in Brass Local Government Area.
Murray-Bruce said: “I am running for the Senate because I am interested in making changes. I am not interested in business as usual. Many things have gone wrong in the country and a lot of them can be traced in the chamber. I want to be part of. If we fix these problems, we fix the Nigerian problem…”