2019 presidency: Ben Bruce replies Charlyboy, insists Atiku is an option’

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben
Murray-Bruce, has reacted to remark by
maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa,
popularly known as Charlyboy, that the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential
candidate, Atiku Abubakar was not an option
in 2019.

Charlyboy had insisted that Abubakar was not
a viable alternative to President Muhammadu
The co-convener of OurMumuDonDo
advocacy group made the remark while
sharing a video of Donald Duke, the
presidential candidate of the Social
Democratic Party, SDP, explaining why he
can’t merge with the PDP.
Reacting to Duke’s video, Charlyboy in a
tweet wrote: “Here’s one reason I tell you
#AtikuNotAnOption. Do you agree with
However, Bruce said Abubakar was the only
candidate who can dislodge Buhari in 2019.
In a Facebook, Bruce wrote: “You and I know
that as handsome and eloquent as he is,
Donald Duke has no chance.
“Not because he is not a good candidate (he
is), but because of the realpolitik of Nigeria.

What you are doing is strategically unwise. I
mean no disrespect to either you nor Mr
Duke, but if you truly want Buhari gone,
Atiku is the ONLY choice.

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