Why NSA, DSS should investigate Senator Manager – APC senatorial aspirant

Irone Rita Begho
An All Progressives Congress, APC, aspirant for the Delta South senatorial seat, Irone Rita Begho, has called on the Department of State Services, DSS, as well as the National Security Adviser, NSA, to investigate the lawmaker representing the district, Senator James Manager for allegedly saying he would rather die than allow an Itsekiri person succeed him at the Senate.

While expressing doubts if a senator and lawyer of Manager’s caliber could have made such a degrading statement, she stated that such a comment is capable of causing disaffection among the diverse people of Delta South senatorial district.
Begho, who spoke in a chat with newsmen in Warri on Friday, said that it was important for Senator Manager to immediately and overtly refute the comment if it was not from him.
“My immediate reaction to this was that the distinguished senator, as a lawyer and long-serving member of the highest law making organ in Nigeria, may not have said so, but given the credibility of some of the media that reported it, I consider it imperative not to wave it aside.”
The solicitor of the Supreme Court warned that for a region as volatile as Niger Delta, such statement will always be counter-productive.
“As a lawyer of over 32 years post call experience, I cannot allow comments like this to go unattended to because of its potentiality for crisis especially as it affects elections.
“We need all the ethnic groups in the Senatorial District to take it to the promised land; inclusiveness is the way to go,” she noted.
While calling on the lawmaker to step aside as the 2019 election approaches, Begho said, “It is God that places someone in such exalted positions of service and no man should underestimate God by trying to usurp the powers of God.
“By the end of his tenure in 2019, Senator James Manager would have spent 16 years in the Senate and this is unprecedented in Delta State and many other states of the federation.
“The average man of today would hardly live beyond 100 years and if 16 out of the 100 years he has enjoyed the privileges of occupying such a position, then he must consider himself extremely lucky and part of the gratitude he can show to God and humanity is to step aside and not to ascribe to himself the role of God.”