The Reason Murray-Bruce Was Barred From Greeting Buhari - Sen. Shehu Sani & Sen. Adeyeye

Date: 31-05-2016 10:04 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Following the claim made by ‘Common Sense’ Senator, Ben Murray Bruce as regards being prevented by the Department of State Services, DSS, from greeting the President at the dinner organised to mark the 2016 Democracy Day celebration, Senator Shehu Sani has offered a counter opinion.

Recall that Senator Ben Bruce wrote on his social media page: “I was at the Presidential villa today. Went to the President’s table. DSS wouldn’t allow me greet him but let another Senator greet him!,”

In reply to the claim, Senator Shehu Sani wrote:

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“We met with Mr President at the Villa yesternight. He was frank and blunt with us and we were honest with him.He addressed us, and those nominated to speak responded, raised issues and asked questions of which he answered. I actually wanted to speak but I was not so lucky.

I was surprised to learn that one of us later disclosed that he was prevented by security agents from coming close to Mr President. I personally experienced NO such. And I don’t think Mr President can bar any legislature from coming close to him for holding different opinion on National issues. I always have an independent mind and will always speak my mind when there is the need to do so; For decades, Mr President knows me for that and still respect me for that. Its not everything the security agents does that Mr President will know.

Mr President address to us was comprehensive and satisfying. Wishing him Lord’s blessings and good health in this historic mission to rebuild our great country. PMB is a leader we most need and deserve at this time.”


Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Prof. Sola Adeyeye also reacted to the accusation of Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray-Bruce, that operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, prevented him from “greeting” President Muhammadu Buhari at a state dinner organised at the instance of President Buhari to mark the 2016 Democracy Day.

Professor Adeyeye argued that Murray-Bruce breached protocol and he was turned back along with some All Progressives Congress, APC lawmakers.

 Explaining what transpired at the dinner, the APC lawmaker said:

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“I was at the dinner. I sat in the front row along with other Principal Officers of the National Assembly. I had a vantage view of what transpired. I am disappointed by this comment from a respected colleague. I have on two occasions provided robust defense of Sen Ben Bruce. Not this time! “It was Dino Melaye who first went to greet those seated at the President’s table, including President Buhari. He was well greeted. No one in the senate has criticized President Buhari more than Sen Melaye. But as others rose to do what Dino had done, the scene got clumsy and indecorous because people were approaching the President’s table from different directions.

“I sat between Sen Olujimi and Sen Bwacha. The three of us felt embarrassed by what was clearly a breach of dinner protocol. At that level, if dinner was served or being served, good etiquette demanded that the President’s table should not be approached. One should wait until people had finished eating.” “No senator in the USA would breach such elementary protocol. We (on my table) predicted in whispers that colleagues would soon be barred from approaching the President’s table and it happened.

The first person to be turned back was Sen Barnabas Gemade who was visibly embarrassed. He belongs to the APC; he is not a known critic of the President. “When I noticed that most people had finished their food, I approached the table and offered my pleasantries. Others followed suit. No one was turned back,”
explained Adeyeye



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Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:04 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dickieponga at 31-05-2016 10:24 PM (6 years ago)
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That Bruce is just an attention seeker fcuk him..
Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:24 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 31-05-2016 10:24 PM (6 years ago)
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here is my point too,, Its not everything the security agents does that Mr President will know SIMPLE!!
Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:24 PM (6 years ago) | Grande Master
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- dareper at 31-05-2016 10:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmm, beneno.help me call your aunty(winace) to meet me in my room I want sleep. And bring me my alomo.wey I put inside fridge.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:25 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- michaelc80 at 31-05-2016 10:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Bihari no be God o (remember that)
Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:25 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Eazyatumeyi at 31-05-2016 10:34 PM (6 years ago)
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I have received my 1000naira recharge card for the football prediction from Naijapals, a big thanks to them.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:34 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Maxwell29 at 31-05-2016 10:52 PM (6 years ago)
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Daper u go wank die 1 day
Posted: at 31-05-2016 10:52 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- olowoinlionsden at 31-05-2016 11:04 PM (6 years ago)
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Perhaps, guilty conscience on the part of Ben Bruce didn't allow him observe that other Senators were equally turned back. Let's give Bruce the benefit of the doubt and assume his twitter handle twisted his comments.
Posted: at 31-05-2016 11:04 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 31-05-2016 11:43 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 31-05-2016 11:43 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- morgan1 at 31-05-2016 11:51 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 31-05-2016 11:51 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 1-06-2016 12:16 AM (6 years ago)
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common sense

Posted: at 1-06-2016 12:16 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- uduehi at 1-06-2016 03:03 AM (6 years ago)
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Senator ben said what happened to him with the DSS but never said buhari did. I wonder why people are so blind to understand simple words
Posted: at 1-06-2016 03:03 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- albionalex at 1-06-2016 05:29 AM (6 years ago)
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Ben Ben
Posted: at 1-06-2016 05:29 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 1-06-2016 05:33 AM (6 years ago)
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Story for d gods. Praise singers. Oshi o da ni le kpako
Posted: at 1-06-2016 05:33 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- CHRISETTE at 1-06-2016 07:07 AM (6 years ago)
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I just dey look this senators
Posted: at 1-06-2016 07:07 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- schmit at 1-06-2016 10:41 AM (6 years ago)
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Town criers
Posted: at 1-06-2016 10:41 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Knowman at 1-06-2016 01:32 PM (6 years ago)
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Buhari na mafia.  Ben is a US citizen , so buhari dun de fear sey this people fit use am kill am. As in rub something for his palm shake his hand
Posted: at 1-06-2016 01:32 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mickeytoy at 1-06-2016 01:40 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Know Man on  1-06-2016 01:32 PM
Buhari na mafia.  Ben is a US citizen , so buhari dun de fear sey this people fit use am kill am. As in rub something for his palm shake his hand

I for say u be mumu, even in the US, who does that and apart from US that am not even sure you have been to, were you not taught about table manners when growing up.... #Bruceisafool
Posted: at 1-06-2016 01:40 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- schmit at 1-06-2016 04:24 PM (6 years ago)
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To greet  president no put food  for poor man table, una go dinner  some  never  eat for days
Posted: at 1-06-2016 04:24 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- quest3 at 1-06-2016 08:29 PM (6 years ago)
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YOU see, when a mudu of rice is now #600 them still get mind go dey do dinner when some folks dey sleep empty stomach.
For what? Some pple never see food eat for days.


I just dey look these people.....

Posted: at 1-06-2016 08:29 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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