Senator Shehu Sani slams Ben Bruce over comments
TVC E. Senator Shehu Sani has lashed out at his colleague, Senator Ben Bruce over comments that he (Ben Bruce) was prevented from shaking hands with President Muhammadu Buhari at the villa yesterday, May 30.
In a series of tweets posted on Monday, May 30, the senator Ben Bruce , revealed that the incident happened at the Aso Rock presidential villa during a dinner organized to mark 2016 Democracy Day.
In a Facebook post, Shehu said he was surprised to learn that Mr Bruce said he was prevented by security agents from coming close to Mr President
He said: “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.”
He continued: “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.”
He concluded by saying: “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.”