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 Khloe 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…”