2019: Constituents Boo, Pelt Senator Manager, As Group Backlashes Oboro For Dropping Okowa’s Name


For what have been described as failure and poor representation, constituents were said to have pelted and booed the Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the national Assembly, Mr. James Manager.

HardReporters reliably gathered that the ugly incident which took place Monday at Tuomo community of Burutu local government area of Delta state where the National Assembly lawmaker had gone for a political meeting he called resulted in a booing competition against him.

Mr. Manager, it was learnt, was thereafter chased out of the arena and whisked away for safety by security operatives to avoid been beaten by the angry constituents who were mainly youths.

“Senator James Manager in company of Elder J.T. Government, Mr. Arede Agada and others came to Tuomo community of Burutu local government area on Monday for a meeting with delegates that will partake in the PDP forthcoming primaries to seek for their votes to enable him return to the senate come 2019.

“But, as the meeting was going on, some indigenes of the town especially the youths invaded the meeting and started booing and pelting James Manager and his entourage, raining abuses on him over his poor representation at the national Assembly. They said Manager has failed as a senator as such will never be allowed to go back to the senate for the fifth time.

“The arena became charged up when the angry youths went and collected the microphone from the Master of Ceremony, (MC), and started destroying the canopies and chairs, and at this stage, Manager was whisked away for safety by his security operatives and zoomed off. Manager, was lucky, he would have been beaten up by the youths.” a member of PDP in the area who witnessed the show of shame narrated to our correspondent.

Another source who attended the disrupted meeting called by Mr. Manager, told our correspondent, the the lawmaker narrowly escaped been lynched, adding that the youths were fully ready to teach him a lesson.

“Annoyance of the youths was that, the over twelve years of Senator Manager at the national Assembly has been a wasted representation. They said apart from series of abandoned projects dotting every nook and cranny of the area, Manager only went to represent his pocket, his family and cronies.

“Sincerely speaking, Manager has failed the people, come and see the volume of erosion eating away the whole community and Manager is never bothered. Now, elections are here again, he is coming to woo us again to enable him returned for the fifth times. He called for the meeting, but was booed and chased out of his own meeting.

“There is an NDDC project that has been abandoned in the community and we have James Manager, our son up there in the national assembly who went there to sleep. James Manager, will never go back to that senate, he is a big failure and disgrace to the Ijaw nation. He has seen nothing yet, this is just the beginning.” our source said.

As at press time, calls and sms put across to the senator representing Delta South senatorial district, Mr. James Manager were not responded to.

Meanwhile, in another development, the incumbent Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) member representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie federal constituency, in the house of Representatives, Ms. Evelyn Oboro, has been backlashed by a group, Uvwie Grassroots Movement, (UGM), for what it described as hiding under governor Ifeanyi Okowa to deceive the people that her annotated aspirant, Mr. Solomon Ighrakpata is the governor’s preferred candidate for the Uvwie state constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, come 2019.

The warning was heeded down by the group shortly after its enlarged meeting held on Monday in Effurun and presided by its chairman, Mr. Felix Uvwiekoro.

In a statement issued at the end of the meeting, signed by the chairman, Mr. Felix Uvwiekoro, and obtained by HardReporters, warned that the name dropping of the governor by the federal lawmaker in support her preferred House of Assembly aspirant in the person of Mr. Solomon Ighrakpata, was no longer fashionable in today’s modern politics.

According to the statement, Ms. Oboro’s action is a deliberate attempt to market to the Uvwie people an unpopular aspirant to represent them in the State Assembly come 2019 and warned her to desist from such deceptive voyage.

“We take serious exception to the statement credited to her to the effect that, ‘Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata is the Governor Okowa and Asaba chosen candidate for the 2019 Uvwie constituency seat in the Delta State House of Assembly. Other aspirants in the race with him will continue with government appointments in the second tenure of the governor.

“The leaderships of the PDP, at the State and local government level should be wary of this dangerous trend by the federal lawmaker to manipulate the forthcoming party primaries and impose her choice aspirant on the Uvwie PDP.

“The PDP in Delta State should not forget in a hurry how this same federal lawmaker in 2015 boasted after a free, fair and credible primaries of the party that produced the current serving member representing Uvwie constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, went to Abuja to substitute his name for someone else leading to the failure of the party in the general elections for the position.”

The group, therefore called on the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Kingsley Esiso, to take urgent steps to nip in the bud this deliberate plans by the federal lawmaker to gag the local government and ward executives in Uvwie to support her candidate in the party’s primaries; adding that paying deaf ears to her undemocratic practice will spell doom for the party again in the 2019 general elections.


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