Give Buhari Time, Ben Bruce Urges Nigerians
The senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Bruce, said on Sunday that Nigerians should give President Muhammadu Buhari time to meet their expectations.
Mr. Bruce stated this in a series of tweets on his tweeter handle, @benmurraybruce.
“Again, I repeat that nations grow over time not overnight. Give President @MBuhari time. Nigerians elected a man not a magician,” the senator said.
Mr. Bruce, who before his election as senator, was the chairman of Sliverbird television, said though he belonged to a different political party as the president, he did not consider himself an opposition.
“My idea of opposition isn’t to attack Buhari\APC.Opposition to me is proffering alternative solutions/ideas for the betterment of Nigeria,” he said.
“Even the term ‘Opposition’ is a misnomers borrowed from other political climes. I prefer ‘alternative.’ I’m an alternative not an opposition,” he said.
The Bayelsa politician also cautioned elected officials against attacking their predecessors.
“The more you attack your predecessor the more the bar is set for you. Know how slippery a road is before knocking those who slipped on it,” he said.
“Nigeria is broke because we spend on consumption rather than on productive activities, on salaries instead of projects. We must flip,” he said.