Senator Ben Bruce Pulls Out Of 2019 Senatorial Race
Senator Ben Bruce has pulled Out Of the 2019 Senatorial Race. The senator who is representing Bayelsa east, has withdrawn from the race to represent his constituency in 2019. Bruce made this announcement in a letter he wrote to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.
Here is the letter:
“I thank God and the good people of Brass, Bayelsa East Senatorial District who offered me the golden opportunity four years ago to represent them and the state in the Senate, Nigeria’s highest lawmaking chamber,” the letter read.
“It is without doubt that I have tried to discharge my duties as a legislator and representative of my people creditably to the best of my ability so far.
“My voice has been very loud on the issues that matter to our people and our country at all time. My support to our party, my people and state government is unquestionable. I am humbled that the national leadership of my party supported by the State chapter in appreciation of my efforts offered to support my reelection to the senate to continue my service.
“I have also intensified consultations in the last couple of week in the course of which I have come to realize an existing local rotational arrangement of over 20 years beginning with the late Great Chief Melford Okilo, by which arrangement the Senatorial seat rotates per local government area among the three councils for four years in the Senatorial District.
“Even with the support of my party at the National and state levels with the full backing of my state government and leadership, as a man of honour interested in the well-being of my people, I hereby announce my withdrawal from the Senatorial race.
“I do not want whatever reason to appear to have used my privileged position and influence to do anything other than the well-being and the stability and the good of the people. I am in all of these for the people, not for myself.”
Bruce expressed gratitude to all those who have contributed to his career as a lawmaker.
He also thanked his constituents for giving him the opportunity to serve.