The former Rivers governor declared his ambition during a political rally underway at Port Harcourt Stadium.
The fire at the site, which had forced surrounding vegetation to wither, is yet to be put out as at Thursday morning.
The minister also said the ministry was prepared to work with the navy to achieve maritime security in the country.
The endorsement was confirmed in a ‘unity list’ seen by Peoples Gazette and jointly signed by key stakeholders of the party in the geopolitical zone.
The tough-talking governor reiterated his resolve to sustain the war against illegal oil bunkering and artisanal refining activities in the state.
Federal Oparminola was seized at gunpoint at his residence on Thursday.
The crashes were attributed to over-speeding, tyre bust, brakes failure, wrongful overtaking and other reckless activities.
The church building collapsed on Tuesday.
The police confirmed the attack but could not immediately provide details on the details of the who were freed.
NNPC said the fire was contained within two hours.