Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, picked nomination and expression of interest forms at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, on Monday.
He is seeking to clinch the party’s ticket for Jigawa west senatorial district.
Abba told reporters that he was in the race to make meaningful contribution to national development.
The APC has fixed September 27 for primary elections to elect candidates for the senatorial poll in 2019.
Mohammed Sabo, a member of the APC, is the current senator representing Jigawa west at the upper legislative chamber.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan sacked Abba in April 2015 after the general election for allegedly working for the APC.
He was replaced by Solomon Arase.
Before Abba was appointed IGP in August 2014, he served as police commissioner in Lagos and Rivers states and later assistant inspector-general of police in charge of Abuja.
Abba holds B.A in history of university of Jos, LLB (Hons) from the University of Abuja. (The Cable)