Chairman Silverbird Group and Nigerian Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Bruce, who spoke at the Nigerian American Business Forum in Tampa, Florida, said elections are coming and Nigeria must be a better country
Speaking at the Nigerian American Business Forum, Ben Bruce advised Nigerians not to vote in dumb people in 2019 elections.
“Elections are coming, Nigeria must be a better country. You must vote for people who can change Nigeria. It cannot be business as usual. Dumb people should not be in office” He said.
It is no longer news that Sen. Ben Bruce has always been an advocate of good governance especially when it comes to giving back to the masses, the dividends of democracy.
The Senator once had a fracas with the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over who should be given credit for the Abuja-Kaduna railway.
The silverbird chairman was dragged into the altercation after President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned ten new coaches and two locomotives.
While Senator Murray-Bruce maintains the rail was built by former President Jonathan, El-Rufai disagrees and gives the credit to ex President Obasanjo.
Ben Bruce said:
“Dear Gov, no need for insults. Construction on Abuja-Kaduna rail began on February 2011 and ended on December 2014. Jonathan built it. These are facts. Yes, I held beauty pageants and produced the first Black Miss World which you and I should be proud of.”
Senator Murray-Bruce had earlier stated that:
“I hope President @MBuhari remembers to say thank you to former President @GEJonathan for the train ride he enjoyed in Kaduna. Some of us haven’t forgotten that that achievement was ENTIRELY the handiwork of the Jonathan government. Nigeria should give honour to whom honour is due.”
This was after the president plied the rail in a bid to commission the coaches and locomotives.
But the Kaduna State governor, had replied him saying that the former President Olusegun Obasanjo should rather be given credit for the Abuja-Kaduna railway, claiming that the Obasanjo administration,
“designed, raised the financing and started the EPC of the Lagos-Kano dual track-standard gauge rail system, and the Abuja Light Rail.”