Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has been told by his constituents to step up otherwise he would be recalled as, according to them, he has performed below expectation.
The aggrieved constituents, mostly students, accused the senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly of neglecting them, adding that he has no plans for the area.
The senatorial district comprises Nembe, Brass and Ogbia local government areas of Bayelsa state.
In a statement signed by Samuel Tari (Nembe), Ambrose Joseph (Brass) and Mark John (Ogbia), they lamented that Senator Bruce was not in good relationship with his people.
According to them, the senator was donating relief materials to people in other states when his constituents were wallowing in poverty with many students unable to pay their fees.
The statement read in part, “Since Bruce became a senator, he has failed to look into the basic needs and challenges currently bedeviling the East Senatorial District, such as education, as most of our students cannot access good quality education.
He has failed to attract a single project to the district in terms of infrastructures, roads and others. He has continuously and deliberately ignored efforts by the people to create a working relationship that will bring out purposeful leadership for our people.
He is yet to fulfil any of his campaign promises; painfully, he is an Abuja-based senator. He refuses to visit his constituency, except only once when he visited his hometown and couldn’t even stay for up to four hours.
Sincerely, we are tired, other places are enjoying the benefits that come from having a national representative. Our case has been a curse rather than a blessing. We are just like a district without a senator. This is why we intend to change that narrative.