Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Monday withdrew his ambition to return to the Senate for a second term in 2019 ahead of Tuesday’s primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State.
In a withdrawal letter written on the eve of the senatorial primary of the PDP, Murray-Bruce said his decision to withdraw his bid was due to a rotational arrangement existing among the three local governments that make up the Bayelsa East.
The three LGAs are Brass, Nembe and Ogbia. Murray-Bruce is from Brass area of the district.
Murray-Bruce appreciated his district for according him the privilege to serve.
The letter read in part, “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.
“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 times.
“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.