Following the emergence of David Lyon as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State in the just concluded governorship election, APC immediately visited former President Goodluck Jonathan and revealed the reason for the visit.
Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, had led other APC leaders in the state, including the governor-elect, David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday.
In his words “Being a former president of the country and a past governor of the State, Jonathan remains an asset to the state and his inputs will always be needed to advance the course of governance in the Bayelsa”.
“As such it was important for us to introduce the governor-elect to him and seek his support and guidance in building a better Bayelsa,”
“We were in Bayelsa for over 72 hours, we didn’t see a tire burning, we didn’t see people running, we didn’t hear any gunshot and everyone was celebrating in all the areas we passed since yesterday (Sunday) which shows acceptance of the candidate of our party of the process itself” he told newsmen after the presentation of the Governor-Elect, David Lyon to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Similarly, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu affirmed that the former president was pleased with the emergence of David Lyon.
“It is equally noteworthy that Bayelsa is a state which is home to a former President of Nigeria and this election won by a party different from which he belongs to has been accepted by all including people around him.
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“So far, from what we hear and what we see, he is also happy with the outcome irrespective of the difference in the party which is an indication of the transparency of the process“.