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Bayelsa Election: Atiku Reveals Why Jonathan Is Happy With APC Victory

Bayelsa Election: Atiku Reveals Why Jonathan Is Happy With APC Victory
Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has revealed the reasons why former President Goodluck Jonathan is happy with the victory of APC candidate, David Lyon in the Bayelsa gubernatorial election.
Information Guide Africa reports that the National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared David Lyon the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship Election.

After the election which took place on Saturday, Governor Atiku alongside other APC chieftains paid a visit to the home of the former Nigerian leader.

The delegation of APC leaders also met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

Speaking to State House correspondents, Atiku said despite being in another party, Jonathan was pleased because the of the transparency that was recorded in the APC victory.

He said: “We were in Bayelsa for over 72 hours, we didn’t see a tyre burning, we didn’t see people running, we didn’t hear a gunshot, everyone was celebrating in all the areas we passed, which shows the acceptance of our candidate, our party and the process itself.

It is equally noteworthy that Bayelsa is a home of a former president of Nigeria and this election won by a party different from the one he belongs, has been accepted by all including people around him.

And so far, from what we hear, he is also happy with the outcome irrespective of the difference in the party, which is an indication of the transparency of the process.

Many people worked hard in making this happen, most importantly, Mr President, who has always shown the party that win or lose we should aim for free, transparent and fair elections.

That is what will guarantee peace, confer legitimacy and support for elected persons to proudly execute the mandate that they are given. And in Bayelsa we have seen a demonstration of that. Everyone is talking about how free, transparent and fair the election was.

Meanwhile, see photos as Gov. Wike receives Goodluck Jonathan and Mama Peace in Rivers State.
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