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 Kolo 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 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 Kolo 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…”
Murray-Bruce, who re-affirmed his loyalty to the President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP, however made it clear that his move would not affect the objectivity of news reportage by the Silverbird Television and Rhythm Radio stations nationwide.
He insisted that he shares a leftist political view with the president; hence they would be working most effectively together.
“I am politically loyal to President Jonathan, but I will reach out to the opposition. Even before I am elected, I am already working on 10 bills that would be presented to the house immediately on inauguration. The situation cannot remain business as usual.”
Murray-Bruce, who re-affirmed his loyalty to the President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP, however made it clear that his move would not affect the objectivity of news reportage by the Silverbird Television and Rhythm Radio stations nationwide.
He insisted that he shares a leftist political view with the president; hence they would be working most effectively together.
“I am politically loyal to President Jonathan, but I will reach out to the opposition. Even before I am elected, I am already working on 10 bills that would be presented to the house immediately on inauguration. The situation cannot remain business as usual.”
The decision of the Silverbird boss to contest the senate followed the decision of the state caucus of the PDP to zone the senate position to his Akassa homested.