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James Manager is a Nigerian senator who represents the People's Democratic Party in the Delta South Senatorial District of Delta State. He became a Senator in 2003.[1]

James Manager
Senator for Delta State
Assumed office
2003
ConstituencyDelta South
Chairman of the
Delta State People's Democratic Party
In office
1998–1999
Preceded byInaugural holder
Succeeded byPius Sinebe
Personal details
BornJuly 1960 (age 58)
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party (PDP)
ProfessionPolitician

BackgroundEdit

Manager attended Epiekiri Primary School Ogbeinama in 1974. He had his secondary school education at FSLC School of Basic Studies, Port Harcourt im 1983. James Manager has an LLB Hons in Law from Ahmadu Bello University in 1986, then he graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1987 and he got LLM in Law from the University of Lagos in 1989.[citation needed]

Political careerEdit

James Manager was elected to the Senate on the People's Democratic Party ticket for the Delta South Senatorial District in 2003. He was appointed to the Works committee, Niger Delta committee and Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters committee.[1]

In May 2009, he raised the issue of the damage caused by the continued military bombardment of communities in the oil-rich Gbaramatu clan, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, leading to a senate resolution urging their Committee on Defence and Army to take action.[2] He was joined in his protest against the violence by former Senator Fred Brume, who called it "an unequal battle that is drastically de-populating several parts of the region.[3] In September 2009, Senator Manager urged President Umaru Yar'Adua to appoint someone familiar with the region as Minister of the newly created Ministry of Niger Delta.[4]

Manager supported finding a diplomatic solution to the Joint Task Force attacks on Ijaw villages, saying war was not the right approach.[5]

Manager successfully ran for re-election as Delta South Senator on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sen. James Manager". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  2. ^ "Senate Raises Panel Over Military Action". Daily Independent (Lagos). 21 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  3. ^ "War in the Creeks of Nigeria - Stop This Carnage, Say Niger Delta Leaders". Somali Press. May 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  4. ^ "Any Nigerian can be N-Delta minister - Senator". The Nigerian Observer. September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  5. ^ "War in the Creeks of Nigeria - Stop This Carnage, Say Niger Delta Leaders". Somali Press. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Delta North Senators-Elect Okowa, Manager's Victory Well Deserved - PDP". AllNewsNigeria. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-21.

Elected senator of 8th national assembly for a record 4th time, no other senator from the south has ever achieved.