Buhari Is a weak leader – Ben Murray-Bruce

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a weak leader.

Bruce said the Buhari-led administration failed in completing any major project in the country apart from Daura Helipad in his hometown.

The Bayelsa lawmaker writing on his Twitter page stated that a strong leader would look after the people rather than himself.

“It is sad that this administration cannot point to any major project initiated, started and completed in the three years they have been in power except the Daura helipad.

“It is a weak leader who looks after himself. A strong leader will rather look after the people who he leads,” Ben Bruce stated.

This is coming at a time when President Buhari hinted on the possibility of probing former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the failed $16 billion power project.

This has generated reactions from Nigerians, as well as civil society organisations.

Ben Murray-Bruce, was born on February 18, 1956 to Mr Mullighen and Mrs. Margaret Murray-Bruce of the Ijaw ethnicgroup of Nigeria. He is a native of Akassa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

He is a business man, politician and founder of the Silverbird Group.A member of the People’s Democratic Party, he was elected to the Senate of Nigeria in March 2015,and currently the senator that represents the Bayelsa East constituency, in Bayelsa State of Nigeria.

Bruce attended Our Lady of Apostles primary school, Yaba, Lagos. After that, he went to St Gregory’s College, Obalende where he sat for and obtained the West African School Certificate.

After his secondary education, Ben Murray-Bruce traveled to the United States of America for a university education at University of South Carolina, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing in the year 1979.

Ben has served in various capacities at the public service. He was the Director General of Nigerian Television Authoritybetween the years 1999 and 2003. In 1983, he was the one who promoted the Miss Universe Nigeria Pageant, Miss Intercontinental Pageant 1986-1994 and to date.

He is the current promoter of the annual Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant which he started in the year 1986. Ben served as a Member of the Board of the Nigerian National Arts Theater, Federal Films Censors Board, Nigerian Film Corporation, National Film Distribution Company and Anti- Piracy Action Committee of Nigeria.

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