The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Moses Cleopas, has accepted the withdrawal of Senator Ben Murray-Bruce from the Bayelsa East Senatorial District.
Murray-Bruce’s withdrawal is in adherence to a 20 year subsisting unwritten power rotation arrangement in the district, in a letter of October 2, 2013.
He noted that politics was service to the people and not for self aggrandizement.
The PDP Chairman described Bruce as a leader of the party whose services are valued by the party.
He said: “The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has received the letter of withdrawal from the Bayelsa East Senatorial contest by Senator Ben Murray Bruce.
“The party has accepted the decision which the distinguished senator said was a result of a subsisting arrangement on power rotation among the three local government areas making up the district.
“Senator Ben Murray Bruce is a respected leader of the PDP whose services are valued by the party.
“These are the actions and decisions that we want in our great party. Politics is not for self aggrandizement. Politics is about the people.
“The party treasures the invaluable services of the distinguished senator as we strive to recapture political power at the centre.”