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Is Ben Bruce calling for political revolution?

Will this end do or die politics in Nigeria?  

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has charged Nigerians to vehemently push for a demonetization of politics at all levels as a way of doing away with do or die politics.

Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has said the huge salary of politicians was responsible for electoral violence.

Bruce was reacting to a statement credited to former Oyo governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, in which the former governor reportedly said he was happy to have lost in the last election because of the dwindling allocation to states.

The senator representing Bayelsa-east at the National Assembly said the huge salary of politicians was responsible for electoral violence experienced in the country.

Bruce in a series of tweets posted on his official Twitter handle on Saturday, March 19, said do or die elections happen because presidents and governors have too much power over the treasury of their domains, he noted that do or die politics will end when political office holders stop getting access to huge allocations.

See tweets by Bruce below:

In another development, Ben-Bruce joined Nigerians to berate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of Saturday’s rerun election in Rivers state.

The commission is currently under fire from Nigerians who have taken to a micro-blogging site (Twitter) to condemn the March 19 exercise, which was later declared inconclusive.

Nigerians who are politically affiliated and those concerned with the recent happenings in the state berated the commission’s handling of the exercise.

However, in a statement issued by Oluwole Osaze- Uzzi, director, voter education and publicity, the commission, which conducted elections into various seats in both the national and state’s house of assembly on Saturday, raised the alarm on the high level of threats, violence and intimidation of election officials and voters by well armed thugs and miscreants allegedly acting on behalf of some politicians.

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