Nigerians have been reacting to the tweets of a former Bayelsa East Senatorial District Senator, Ben-Murray Bruce on his incoming yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car.
Sharing the news today Ben-Bruce took to his official twitter account @benmurraybruce to release the pictures of the car with a caption that reads: “In practising what I preach, I recently put a deposit on this yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car. Delivery is early next year. It’s capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. An amazing machine. Nigeria should ban all combustion Engine cars by 2035. #ClimateAction.”
The New Diplomat recalls that in 2019 Senator Ben Bruce had introduced electric car bill at the Senate, but the bill was discarded by his colleagues.
The bill aimed to phase out the use of petroleum/diesel vehicles by 2035; to be replaced by electric cars.
It was never approved for a second reading because the Senate considered it irrelevant.
However, the news of Senator Bruce acquiring an electric car didn’t go well with many Nigerians as The New Diplomat spotted this via the reactions on his tweet comment section.
Read some of the reactions:
Ironically, you are not going to drive that car in Nigeria. Sir, without intending to be rude I believe African Elites are the Modern Day versions of the HOUSE SLAVES. The White Imperialist is strategic in thinking. Whale Hunting was stopped because of palm oil & coal.
Palm oil & coal were discarded because of crude oil. Slave was abolished because of industrial revolution & colonialism. Now, fossil is about to be discarded because of solar technologies etc. In all these the White Man had alternatives. What’s Africa’s Alternative?
Our biggest bane in Nigeria/Africa is the elites with their celebrated I-Beta-pass-my-Neighbour mindset. They run abroad and flaunt it than fight alongside the masses here b/c West gives them an elevated sense of worth. They pride on other country’s sweat than build their [email protected]
This is pure wickedness
Where are the road to ride on
Are you aware they are thousands of youth in the Niger Delta region that lack education and jobs.
Let me ask you, how many companies/Establishments and empowerment programs have you put on ground. This is a [email protected]_in_ND
Imagine an Ex Senator from an Oil producing state.
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CBN is wrecking havoc for Mr Billionaire.
No Jobs in Bayelsa state..
ND is plagued of leaders with shameless misplaced priority. https://t.co/[email protected]