The chairman of Silverbird Group and the senator of the eights National Assembly Ben Murray-Bruce is currently at his home constituency in Bayelsa East.
The senator, who took a local boat instead of a yacht to get there, shared more details about his trip. They show the representative of the political elites can be really close to his people.
Ben Bruce fulfilled his promise to donate half of his wardrobe allowance to widows in his community at Akasa. The wardrobe allowance of a Nigerian senator was set at N506,600.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) December 5, 2015
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“A leader can’t have the luxury of self-preservation. That’s for others. He must pursue the preservation of his people via self-sacrifice.
“I love my people and the people of Nigeria more than any position I will ever hold,” the senator further explained in a series of tweets.
Nigerians reacted really positively on all the actions by Ben Bruce, expressed hope that more Nigerian senators would emulate him.
as much as I don’t trust PDP/APC, I just have a feeling we would be in a better position if more senators were like@benmurraybruce
— Olufemi D. Ogunsanwo (@FemmyDFilms) December 6, 2015
@benmurraybruce Nice one Sir!. High time we need to start seeing the political elites associate with the True Society!. We need more of u!👍👍
— Ramadan (@funkydoctor01)December 6, 2015
At the same time, some of our compatriots saw it as a PR stunt, and nothing more:
@benmurraybruce If you were on a MOVING bike, where was the photographer? In your car? Can politicians pls just stop this Photo-Op madness!
— ogunleyedami (@ogunleyedami)December 5, 2015
— iyanu bamidele (@bamideleiyanur)December 5, 2015
@benmurraybruce laudable i must say..is dis a political stunt ?do u ride bike with your people befor becomin a senator
— adejumobi adesoji (@laceonline02)December 6, 2015