Bayelsa: Buhari Describes David Lyon’s Win As Impressive
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, on his “impressive victory”.
The President expressed his happiness with the governor-elect in a statement on Monday signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The President also commended supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in particular and Nigerians in general in Bayelsa who exercised their civic rights in a peaceful manner, despite the pockets of unrest recorded in some parts of the state.
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Buhari however, condemned the loss of lives in the state, particularly prior to the election and, commiserated with the families of the victims.
“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,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in the statement.
While commending the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for doing their best within the ambit of the law to ensure free, fair and credible elections, the President said it was unfortunate that pockets of unrest, mostly sponsored by desperate politicians were recorded during the poll.
The president has also promised to work with the incoming government to improve the lives of the people in Bayelsa while ensuring the security of lives and property of all citizens.
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President Buhari also urged Lyon to carry other divergent interests along in the next phase of governance.