How DSS officials stopped me from greeting Buhari – Ben Bruce explains

A senator from Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Monday said operatives of the State Security Service prevented him from “greeting” President Muhammadu Buhari at a state dinner organised to mark 2016 Democracy Day.

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According to Bruce, who joined his colleagues to a dinner to mark the 2016 democracy day, he had attempted to greet the president like a senator did, but the security agent denied him access.

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The dinner was hosted by Mr. Buhari, and had in attendance the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, among others.

He did not name the senator that was allowed passage to the president after he (Murray-Bruce) was bounced.

“I was at the Presidential Villa today, went to the president’s table. DSS wouldn’t allow me greet him, but let another senator greet him,” Murray-Bruce said via his twitter handle on Monday.

“My critics say I shouldn’t criticize the president openly, so I go and meet him one on one and I’m blocked. Am I not a Nigerian citizen?

“If PMB’s handlers selectively block access to him, he runs the risk of being surrounded only by sycophants!

“I have nothing against the President, however, nobody is too important to be criticized and my mouth will never be silenced!

Mr. Murray-Bruce, who is a Peoples Democratic Party member, and one of the ardent critics of the Buhari administration, had earlier tweeted a photo of himself in the company of other guests at the dinner.

Few hours before the villa incident, he tweeted: “It’s ‘fantastically corrupt’ that Nigeria maintains a 10 plane Presidential fleet whereas the PM of a rich nation like UK flies commercial!”

On Sunday, the lawmaker alleged that Buhari and his ministers spent the whole of last year giving excuses.

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17 Comments

  1. so u want to tell me that senator Ben will purposely tell lies against pmb and his useless DSS to the general public for hatredness sake! fantastically corrupt nation with fantastically corrupt leaders

    • The man Bruce is a clown. He talked of Nigeria being fantastically corrupt by comparing the fleet of aircrafts owned by Nigeria president against that of the UK’s. This man is quick to compare this but will never remember to compare Nigeria senators’ earnings to their counterparts in the US as they are even earning than the most powerful president in the world. He was also quick to offer his salary for Osun State workers when Aregbesola could not pay the workers but silent when Dickson, his governor could not pay workers only to sign an agreement of half salary payment in the state. And this clown will be deceiving the gullible as a responsible fellow. How many times has he condemn the fleet of cars being paraded by the senators? Oode!!

  2. Pls Reasonable Nigerians,Don’t Mind Ben Bruce With His Yeye Common Sense Songs,He Has A Tv Station Where He Records Useless Sense Every Minute And Call It Common Sense,A Very Bush Man Who Doesn’t Know The Dinner Protocols,He Wanted To Start A Cheap Blackmail On The President,That Is Why He Rushed To Twitter As Usual,But He Has Succeeded In Exposing Himself To The World That He Lack The Knowledge Of Good Etiquette In Such A Dinner,Ben Bruce Is A Pdp Agent And Sycophant,Nigerians Should Be Careful Of Him

    • He lacks etiquette abi, but the other senator that was allowed does not. you people simply can’t hide your disdain for truth.

  3. No mind this senseless albino… He is an enemy of Nigeria like all other useless PDP members who anchored Nigeria for 16 good years and several scores years of hardship and anticipated austerity is all we ever get. Shut up forever senseless Ben#bruce

  4. Dumbo like him. PMB has sincerely been doing his best to right the wrongs, clean the thrash and ignominy inherited from ogogoro joe and his cohorts in squandermania. I have not read a tweet from Dumbo on his boys blowing up millions of dollars facilities in the delta region and yet he is always ranting on his radio, which I listen to because of some disk jockeys like DJ Smooth, and by the way any time he comes up with his common sense talk I switch off the radio for the next 5 minutes to allow his gibberish pass over before I tune back. Why would they not block you with your thrash fingers, who knows what the dumb ass would have written had he be allowed access to the honest and simple presido ?, dumbo, hand shake ko, you should have asked to lick his ass to show your “love” to confirm that you are a Nigerian. For all who don’t know, “Common Sense Revolution” is a phrase coined by Bola TInubu, at the Eko Hotel in November 2014 during a dinner by OPC at which PMB was introuduced. I watched the show fully on TV. BAT during his speech then, had predicted that his party was going to utilize the Common Sense Revolution to sweep away the people demonic party. And it came to pass, only for Mr Dumbo to launch a book with the title Common Sense whatever later without acknowledging BAT. The tapes from that show are still available for all to review and confirm. People Dumbo Party, una no go come again. Shameless thieves. Awon ole jatI jati.

  5. Dumbo like him. PMB has sincerely been doing his best to right the wrongs, clean the thrash and ignominy inherited from ogogoro joe and his cohorts in squandermania. I have not read a tweet from Dumbo on his boys blowing up millions of dollars facilities in the delta region and yet he is always ranting on his radio, which I listen to because of some disk jockeys like DJ Smooth, and by the way any time he comes up with his common sense talk I switch off the radio for the next 5 minutes to allow his gibberish pass over before I tune back. Why would they not block you with your thrash fingers, who knows what the dumb ass would have written had he be allowed access to the honest and simple presido ?, dumbo, hand shake ko, you should have asked to lick his ass to show your “love” to confirm that you are a Nigerian. For all who don’t know, “Common Sense Revolution” is a phrase coined by Bola TInubu, at the Eko Hotel in November 2014 during a dinner by APC at which PMB was introuduced. I watched the show fully on TV. BAT during his speech then, had predicted that his party was going to utilize the Common Sense Revolution to sweep away the people demonic party. And it came to pass, only for Mr Dumbo to launch a book with the title Common Sense whatever later without acknowledging BAT. The tapes from that show are still available for all to review and confirm. People Dumbo Party, una no go come again. Shameless thieves. Awon ole jatI jati.

  6. Ben Bruce, u have just exhibited ur ignorance on VIP dinner etiquette! U said another senator was allowed to greet PMB, do know whether PMB sent for that senator? Meanwhile with that ur nonsense, common sense preaching, u have not seen the necessity in telling those ur miss-guided, vagabond brothers and sisters that are attacking our Oil & Gas installations and facilities that there is no commonsense in those their acts.

  7. Brunce are you there for the dinner or to look for just anything to twit about. Must you play eye service at the dinner. Must PMB shake everybody. If you don’t have any tangible thing to twit, will advice you look inward to put your house in order before looking for cheap popularity . Nigerians are getting wisher daily.

  8. I pity! Instead some people here to reason very well about what Ben Bruce has said, but you are just insulting like illiterate. Don’t you perceived dictatorship? Wait and see!

  9. Look at this guy….

    First after how long when the first minister greeted Buhari did you attempt?

    Second if you want to hear, you are a security threat trying to come close to the president during a meal…

    Was an APC senator bounce before you or not…?

    Stop chatting SHIT always please @benbruce

  10. Is it unusual for an invited guest to party greet the host? Question!!!. Did he went to Aso Rock without being invited? Common Sense. The Yorubas are the party people. Politics has turned a beautiful morning made by God being declared as heresy. May God open eyes before they fall into gutter as Fela would say.

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