Senator calls Atiku “next president of Nigeria”

Atiku Abubakar
A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Few hours after Atiku Abubakar declared that he was re-joining his former party – the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP – a Nigerian senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has described him as “the next president of Nigeria”.

Mr. Abubakar made the declaration via Facebook Live on Sunday.

Mr. Murray-Bruce (PDP/Bayelsa East) 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.”

Mr. Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria, resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, last month. He said that the party has failed Nigerians.

“The party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth?” the former vice president said in his resignation letter.

Mr. Abubakar had previously boasted that he could easily defeat President Muhammadu Buhari if both men contest against each other in 2019.


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  • Mama Kay

    Dream on corruption personified.

  • Abu-Mu’awiya

    Distinguished-not sin-actor Ben Bruce has gone mad by calling this political chameleon,prostitute and high ranking treasury looter as the next president,Ben should know that he has only one voters card like any other eligible Nigerian and he has no any stake of making anybody president hence he is not God.A vote for Atiku is a vote for corruption.

  • Maitama Tambari

    What a huge laughter?

    • Focus computer

      The Hard Truth. It is practically impossible for the ex Vice President Atiku to win our PMB. The fact is government operations are slow, Nigerian are not feeling much naira in their pockets but the faults lye with those blocking government geniue program. Now important question are: those slowing down the present regime will definitely become stronger under a different person other than PMB. Will they not? So Nigerian are waiting for the show down if Ex VP becomes the PDP flag bearer. There is no alternative to PMB now till 2023. Mark my words.

  • Dejandon

    This one is common sense, Atiku has no role in Preaidency

  • wodulate

    Atiku changes from party to party, such men are dangerous. He will never be a senator nevermind being a president in any civilised country; Nigeria watch out .Take their money but vote your conscience. That is the way to teach them a lesson.

  • Ola

    If not for PDP election fraud that produced common senseless and shameless senathief, we will not hear the nonsense talks.

  • wazobia decomposition !!!!!!

    @abiku,#next president?

    once they embarrass and floor him at fidifi primaries,he will move to apga,ppa ,LP or “arewa youth party” …….. the crap …….

    • Northeast

      True talk ooo

  • Holy truth

    Murray Bruce u dey jump, U go swallow ur vomit after d 2019 elections.

  • Isyaku Muhammad

    Sen Bruce, you are just dreaming and revealing your false prophecy and your clueless and ridicules to Nigerians about their next President!
    We go c woo.
    continue!, There’s God wow!

  • Isaac Azor

    This is what we call ‘Day Dreaming’! Wake up, Nigeria has gone pass Noon!!

  • Kefas Samu

    I cuncur, sai Waziri

  • tundemash

    Ben Bruce wan chop Atiku money . Cl0wns unlimited. Next President of Nigeria ko, next Saro Wiwa of Niger Delta ni !

    • Otile

      Abubakar tundemash,
      You are a damned bigot. Why do you have to mock us about the hanging of Ken Wiwa, even when the subject matter has nothing to do with the way Yorubas and the North are cheating SS SE?

  • NwaIgbo

    ….
    Evans will be Atiku’s Vice-President with Bruce the Senate President, Oloshi all of you.

  • Darlington

    The real political game is about to start. Atiku, welcome to your home. We need a formidable opposition politics to strengthen our democracy.

  • manager

    Atiku welcome home hope you have the cash, Man we needs some of our money with you, atikulation is wrong but let see how this game goes since we know that the South will decide who will win between atiku and buhari, but the South voting for atiku which means the South have to wait for another eight years after buhari have already blown four years already, southern nigeria don’t to support buhari let the North finish there eight years and return the power to the South

  • Arogbo

    Atiku may give President Buhari a good run for his money, but at the end of the day, President Buhari will prevail because Nigerians do not want to go back to the years of the locust when impunity and treasury looting was the order of the day.

  • WeeFree ✓

    Ben Bruce the guy that looks like Bobrisky’s elder brother is just looking for finance to pay back his long embezzled bank loans, Atiku looks like the next meal ticket for all bankrupt politicians.

  • Paul Graham

    Mr notice me is your financial situation that bad that you easily forgot yesterday. The man who ganged up with others to defeat your brother Jonathan is now your god. So gbese dey make man speak in tongues.

  • Yego V

    This is how hopeless the country is. I cannot believe that we are still mentioning the names of people like Atiku, Buhari ,etc. At this stage I honestly don’t care if we have a Zimbabwe

  • Mr. Abdin

    Atiku has the democratic right to defect to any political party and him moving to the PDP will serve as a good development for the country. As now there will be political balanced of power in the country………………………

  • ijelejames

    Ben Murray Bruce is soooooooo cheap that he can support anybody in a bid to find money to pay off his huge bank loan. Bankruptcy is eating you up. Political prostitute, shame on you!

  • emmanuel Azodoh

    IT IS CLEAR THAT GREAT NUMBERS OF NIGERIANS ARE STILL INDICIVE,CONFUSED AND MYOPIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY SOME ARE STILL DAY DREAMING WITH THESE CROP OF LIERS WE HAVE IN THIS PRESENT REPUBLIC WHERE FOR THREE YEARS THERE IS NO transparency and accountability what a shame comes 2019 I am afraid that we will still find ourselves suffering in this economic catastrophe