The constituents of Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, have tender “unreserved apology” to him over the threat to recall him.
On Tuesday, Samuel Tari (Nembe), Ambrose Joseph (Brass) and Mark John (Ogbia), all leaders of student bodies, accused the senator of neglecting his constituents.
The student leaders said the senator has failed to attract “a single project” to his constituency.
But in a statement on Friday, Tari, Joseph and John said they did not get their facts right.
“We sincerely apologise for the comments we made regarding distinguished Senator Ben Murray-Bruce,” the statement read.
“We did not have our facts correct when we made the statement we did. We relied on unverified hearsay which have since proved to be wrong and now that we have established the truth we which to state the following:
“Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has visited his constituencies multiple times since his election.
“Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has contributed to the development of Bayelsa East over and beyond his constitutional requirements including influencing the Silverbird Group to invest in the area and employ natives of Bayelsa East, and
“Senator Ben Murray-Bruce is not an ‘Abuja based’ politician but a man who is intricately connected to his people.
“We regret the inconveniences we have caused to Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and his constituents, friends and family and we hereby withdraw our earlier statements with its ultimatum and demands.”