David Lyon, Nigeria News

Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Mr. David Lyon, his Deputy Governor-elect, Senator Degi Eremienyo, and a member of the state House of Assembly, representing Brass Constituency 1, Charles Daniel, yesterday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Trending News 🔥

  • APC Files Suit to Amend Constitution to Allow Third Term For Buhari
    Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, has filed a suit, seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office.According to Daily Trust, Enya, who served as organising secretary to Buhari during the 2019 gener...
  • All Progressives Congress Wins 23 Chairmanship Seats
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winners of 23 out of the 25 local government chairmanship seats in the council poll conducted last Saturday.Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which won one chairmanship seat, has protested the alleged disappearance of the returning o...
  • INEC Instructed to Stop Dino Melaye Returning to the Senate – PDP Says
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is aware that security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been instructed to stop Dino Melaye from returning to the senate. Dino Melaye of the PDP had defeated Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival in t...
  • Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Becomes New Governor Of Osun State
    Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola will be sworn in today as the new governor of Osun state, succeeding Rauf Aregbesola, who has completed an eighth-year tenure.Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola is the fifth civilian governor of the state, created in August 1991. Others before him were Isiaka Adeleke, who ruled betw...

Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of the November 16 governorship election by the electoral umpire in the early hours of Sunday.

Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Pastor Monday Udoh, in his welcome address, said the election conducted by INEC was adjudged right in the eyes of the world.

He said the process, which started in May 2019, came with a lot of apprehension following fears of violence hinged on the outcome of previous elections in the state that were marred by violence and killings.

He noted that through various engagements with stakeholders, civil society groups, alternative dispute mechanism and security agencies, the election was free, fair and credible.

According to him, despite pockets of skirmishes in some areas, no life was lost during the election.

In his remarks, Lyon promised to make the development of the state and security his major priorities, maintaining that Bayelsa State has missed out on so many opportunities in the past, but promised to hit the ground running when he’s sworn-in in February.

“Today is historic. I greet the people of Bayelsa State who took pains to decide to vote for me in one of the most peaceful elections ever experienced.

“Bayelsa money is not for David Lyon or his deputy. It will be used judiciously to develop this state. Today, we are signing a contract with our people, with the people of Bayelsa and that contract is massive development. I assure you that working with my team, we will change Bayelsa,” he said.

He called on his co-contestants to sheathe their sword and join hands with him to develop the state.

“I use this opportunity to inform my fellow contestants that there is no loser. This is the time to come together because we have lost a lot as a people,” the governor-elect said.

Lyon added that unlike in the past when elections were rocked by violence, the last election was largely peaceful.

“INEC did a good job. The elections were peaceful. Southern Ijaw used to be one of the most volatile areas, but we prayed and it was peaceful. This election is not about Lyon, it is about the people of Bayelsa State.

“I assure you that development and security will be top priority. This is the will of God and I thank everybody for making this possible,” he noted.

TDL

Most Popular

Thank you for visiting Politicoscope.com. Show your strong support.
+ Share this content with all your friends or Discuss this below.
+ Submit news or tips for free publication on Politicoscope.com.

NEWSLETTER: Subscribe For Content Like This And More.

Donate

Donate now to help us provide more story like this.



More Donation Options

* Here are other Donation options for you.

* For Premium News readers, you can register here today.

Donate

Donate now to help us provide more story like this.



More Donation Options

* Here are other Donation options for you.

* For Premium News readers, you can register here today.