Buhari Felicitates With Lyon As APC Cruised To Victory In Bayelsa

Buhari Felicitates With Lyon As APC Cruised To Victory In Bayelsa
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, David Lyon on his victory in the Nov. 16 election in Bayelsa State.
The message was contained in a statement by the president's special adviser, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday.

He also commended the supporters of APC in particular and Nigerians in general in the state that participated in the election, notwithstanding the pockets of unrest recorded in some locations.

The president also commiserated with the families of the victims while condemning the loss of lives that was reported in the state.

‘‘Violence during elections vitiates our commitment to demonstrate to the world and upcoming generation that we are a people capable of electing leaders in a peaceful and orderly manner,’’ he added.

He also noted that the INEC officials and security agencies did the best withing the ambit of the law to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

He, however, described as unfortunate that pockets of unrest, ”mostly sponsored by desperate politicians, were recorded during the poll.

The President looked forward to working with the incoming government to improve the lives of the people in Bayelsa, while ensuring the security of lives and property of all citizens.

Mr. President further urged the Governor-elect to carry other divergent interests along in the next phase of governance, imploring those not satisfied with the outcome of the poll to seek redress through the constitutionally established channels.

INEC had on Monday morning declared Mr David Lyon of the APC winner of the governorship election in Bayelsa after polling 352,552 votes.

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