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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Ben Bruce Under Fire For Selling Popcorn N800

Ben Bruce Under Fire For Selling Popcorn N800

Ben Murray Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has come under attack for his criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.

In response to his criticising Buhari, some Nigerians attacked Ben Bruce for selling popcorn at N800 at his Silverbird cinemas, they called him a hypocrite.

Bruce had tweeted about Buhari’s frequent foreign trips and the cost implication on Nigerians.

He tweeted:

A leader facing crisis must think before visiting a country whose leader will never visit your country when his own country faces a crisis.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) November 29, 2015
The money it costs for one Presidential trip can pay salaries of over 1000 workers. Except absolutely necessary, such trips ought to reduce.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) November 30, 2015
Someone says I’m a hypocrite because Silverbird sells pop corn at ₦800. I’m glad to be a hypocrite who pays 1000 people above minimum wage. — Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) November 30, 2015

Today @BBC reports our stocks fell to 3 year low, @AP that 107 of our troops are missing yet what some want to discuss is price of pop corn!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) November 30, 2015
All those attacking me because I’m speaking my conscience make me laugh. If they know how to attack, then attack Boko Haram and the economy.

— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) December 1, 2015
His fans also spoke up for him, read their defense below:
If 25000 rich Nigerians employs 1000people like @benmurraybruce that’s 25million employed. But folks are criticising the price of Pop Corn.
— Francis (@IamFranciskay) November 30, 2015

@benmurraybruce #commonsense series make so much sense. We all knw that common sense isn’t common #WeAllCanOnlyTry & hope 4a #MindRebirth
— Osas Dextre (@ozazoo) November 30, 2015
@benmurraybruce Sir every Wednesday you give them popcorn and drink for free but they won’t consider that one. Just forgive. Forgive them.
— STRAIGHT OUTTA ZION (@ELLYEVE) November 30, 2015

The senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray Bruce, listed reasons why the Nigerian government need to come up with policies that would compel politicians to be responsible for the people.

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