Mr. Murray-Bruce, chairman of Silverbird Group is seeking to represent Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Murray-Bruce, a former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), said: “I am running for the Senate because I am interested in the laws of our land; I am interested in making change and I am not interested in business as usual.
“I have always been concerned about the poverty of the mind, about women who are not being protected, children who are being raped, men who are paedophiles, a society where there is no order; we must bring order to our society.
“There are too many poor people living under the bridge. Nigeria is too rich for people to be poor and Nigeria is too poor for the super upper class to be so rich. That has to stop.”
The Silverbird boss sought to contest the 2011 governorship elections, also on the platform of the PDP, but was disqualified by the party.
He will compete with Dr. Daru Owei, a former General Manager of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, to win the PDP ticket.