The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, as the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship Election.
Naija News reports that Lyon was declared the winner of the Bayelsa election by INEC Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Faraday Orunmuwese, on Monday morning, November 18.
This online news platform understands that Professor Orunmuwese returned the APC candidate as the winner of the keenly contested Bayelsa election after scoring the highest number of votes in the poll.
Meanwhile, several Nigerians have reacted to the victory of the Southern Ijaw born politician. Here are the reactions as follows:
Congratulations to Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, over his victory at the poll. His victory has put paid to the long-held sentiment that APC is a party that had no foothold in the South South. Congratulations to President @MBuhari Muhammadu and the entire APC.
— GBOYEGA OYETOLA (@GboyegaOyetola) November 18, 2019
— APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) November 18, 2019
All PDP supporters and members should just go and drink "diri" they will be fine..
David Lyon e weigh????
— Bayelsa Twytter Queen (@LayefaBraye) November 17, 2019
While David Lyon was busy going to the streets in all the local government to campaign, Dickson was busy modelling in pictures while Douye Diri was speaking grammar to our neglected pensioners and out of school children.
The streets love David Lyon.
— Bayelsa Twytter Lord (@erefitei) November 17, 2019
— NTA News (@NTANewsNow) November 18, 2019
To whom much is given, much is expected, His excellency Chief David Lyon governor elect, the youth believes in you and I also do, we will keep praying for u just as 1 Timothy 2:1-4 instructed. God bless Bayelsa state, the out going Governor and the in coming Governor. One love
— TIMIPRE KORU (@TimipreKoru) November 18, 2019
This is the extent Bayelsans went to ensure Dickson is disgraced out of office.
— Buhari's sister (@DaminaboEric) November 18, 2019