The incoming governor of Bayelsa state David Lyon and his deputy Biobarakuma Eremieyun Degi on Thursday received their certificate of return to lead the state in four years time.
Receiving the certificate, the governor elect David Lyon in his remarks thanked Bayelsans for deciding to cast their votes for All Progressives Congress (APC) which he said made the state to record the most peaceful election in the history of Bayelsa state.
He assured the people of the state that Bayelsa money was not his money nor deputy governor’s money but assured that Bayelsa money would be used judiciously to make sure that the state was developed.
He said,” Today we are signing a contract with Bayelans. You should understand David Lyon and APC are signing a contract and that contact is to develop Bayelsa state. The contract is to bring peace so that investment will come on board in Bayelsa state.
“I assure you that David Lyon, his team and APC will not disappoint Bayelans. Let me also say this, in an election, we have a lot of contestants and today by the will of God, I have emerged the winner.
“That does not mean that other contestants did not win. All of us won the election and there is no looser. This is the time for us to come together.
“Please, Bayelans we have lost a lot. We have missed a lot. Let us come together to develop this our great state,” he pleaded.
Speaking earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner supervising Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, May Agbamuche Mbu, in her remarks said, “Today we are here to celebrate the end of a process which started seven months ago.
“I’m proud to report that the election conducted on the 16 of November 2019 in Bayelsa was largely peaceful free, fair, credible and violent free.
“The Commission is hopeful that this commendable gesture will continue to be part of the electoral process in Bayelsa state,” he said.