Media business owner, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, on Monday joined the race for the Bayelsa East senatorial district, the home district of President Goodluck Jonathan, when he submitted his expression of interest form.
Murray-Bruce, who stormed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state secretariat in Yenagoa with hundreds of supporters, insisted that what the upper legislative house needed at this critical stage was a game changer, a process which he represents.
Bruce stressed that things had gone terribly wrong with the polity and that it was a problem that must be fixed in order to fix the country.
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 disclosed that he would be resigning his chairmanship of the board of the Sylverbird group shortly even as he reel out the names of opposition party stalwarts and governors whom he insisted will remain his friends despite political differences.
According to Thisday Newspaper reports, Bruce 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.