Nigeria’s foremost Entertainment Mogul, former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), and Chairman of the Silverbird Group, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce emerged as the ruling People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) torch bearer to represent the Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the 2015 National Assembly election. He won with 138 votes to beat Anthony Ikoli (SAN) who had 11 votes and Nelson Belief with only two votes.
Bruce joins the list of Entertainment personalities in Nigeria who are currently vying for political seats. As reported by news media, Murray-Bruce on declaring his ambition to run for the senate said “I am running for the Senate because I am interested in the laws of our land; I am interested in making change and I am not interested in business as usual. “I have always been concerned about the poverty of the mind, about women who are not being protected, children who are being r***d, men who are paedophiles, a society where there is no order, we must bring order to our society.”