Lyon thanks Bayelsans for unflinching support as Diri kicks | Ripples Nigeria
Latest Politics Top Stories

Lyon thanks Bayelsans for unflinching support as Diri kicks


The Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, has expressed his gratitude to the people of the state.

Lyon was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday morning.

He won in six out of the eight local government areas of the state and polled a total vote of 352,552 to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri, who got 143,172 votes.

Responding to his victory, the governor elect wrote on his Twitter handle, @iamlyondavid: “It’s done, Congratulation Bayelsans.

“Thank you Bayelsans for your unflinching support.”

Read also: INEC declares APC’s Lyon winner of Bayelsa election

Meanwhile, Diri has rejected the outcome of the election.

He said the results only confirmed fears the PDP raised on the APC alleged plot to rig the poll by all means.

Join the conversation


About the author

Ripples Nigeria

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
/* ]]> */