2019: We are planning Buhari’s retirement; Atiku is next president of Nigeria – Murray-Bruce


Senator representing PDP/Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce on Sunday said his party (Peoples Democratic Party) was already making a good retirement package for President Muhammadu Buhari while also making prepartations to install former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as next President of Nigeria.

Recall that Atiku announced his defection to the opposition, PDP on Sunday afterresigning his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, last week.

Murray-Bruce tweeted from his Twitter handle @benmurraybruce, “Just watched @atiku, the next President of Nigeria,#Atikulately announcing he would return to my party, the @OfficialPDPNig.

“We in the PDP already have a good retirement package for President @MBuhari. Time to#ChangeTheChange.”

In his defection speech, the former Vice President said:

“Some of you may know that I was elected Vice President under the banner of the PDP, which is the political party I had helped to found some ten years before.

“And some of you may also know that I left the PDP four years ago when I believed it was no longer aligned to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which we had founded it.

“I joined the APC as I had hoped it would be the new force that would help improve life for our people and I was excited about the party’s manifesto to create three million new jobs a year.

“The result has not been the change people had been promised or voted for, as in the last two years almost three million Nigerians have lost their jobs.

“And today with a record 25% of people aged 18-25 unemployed, I can see how difficult it is for our youths to find a job.