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Senator Ben Murray Bruce

The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben-Murray Bruce, has claimed that business mogul and Africa richest man, Aliko Dangote, is more powerful than President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, he slammed politicians who believe that they can gain power and influence through political offices.

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Murray-Bruce, who recently declared that he won’t be seeking re-election to the Senate, noted that the owner of Dangote group has more influence than the president.

He wrote: “Why do some politicians think that power can only come from a political office? Buhari is not the most powerful Nigerian.

“Aliko Dangote is by far more influential and powerful than him. Our politicians need a paradigm shift. Don’t hold on to power. Hold on to honour and power and influence will forever follow you.”