The Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce, has said he would fight President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce
In an interview with Peace Hyde on Forbes Africa Television programme, the business mogul said for now Buhari had his support but that in 2019, he would battle the President.
The founder of the Silverbird group stressed that until 2019 he would support Buhari to grow the economy.
He said, “Buhari is the president today; he is my president. I must respect him regardless of what I feel.
“In 2019 we can fight but right now I want the economy to grow. If I take the position that I want to destroy APC and destroy Nigeria, will there be any Nigeria for me to fix in 2019?
“So it’s a dumb move to try to destroy your president or somebody you hate and destroy your country in the process. I’ll fight Buhari in 2019 but today he is my president; I will support him.”
Bruce called on the President to appoint Ministers will “common sense” to solve the challenges currently confronting the nation.
“A lot of people in government do dumb things. I’ve told successive presidents in this country to appoint a minister of common sense.
“The minister of common sense will not have a budget. All the minister would do is to think about Nigeria and find solutions to the problems of Nigeria without thinking about enriching himself,” he added.