Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has openly accused operatives of the Department of State Services of preventing him from getting close to President Muhammadu Buhari during a dinner at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.
Murray-Bruce who is a Peoples Democratic Party Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, has always been critical of several decisions by the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government.
However, the senator has been criticized for taking to the social media to criticize the government rather than opting for diplomatic channels.
The outspoken senator who has won the heart of many Nigerians with his “Common Sense Revolution” which seeks to promote the interest of the country irrespective of polarization across tribal, religious and economic lines.
He took to social media stating that “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!”
Senator Bruce sees the brick wall put up by the DSS against him as having a political undertone and definitely undemocratic.
Two hours earlier, Murray-Bruce had twitted pictures from the event with no indication of the friction that was ahead.