David Lyon, the governor-elect of Bayelsa state, has promised to make the state great again.
Lyon made the statement in a tweet on Monday, November 18, shortly after he was declared the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election.
He also thanked the people of Bayelsa in another tweet for their support during the Saturday, November 16, governorship election.
Legit.ng had reported that INEC officially declared David Lyon, the candidate of the APC in the Bayelsa governorship election as the winner of the poll.
The returning officer, Prof Faraday Orumwense, in an announcement by 1 am on Monday, November 18, at the INEC collation centre in Yenagoa declared that the APC won the election by polling 352,552 votes while the PDP scored 143,172, The Tribune reports.
He added that the total registered voters for the Bayelsa election was 922, 562 and total accredited voters for the voting exercise were 517, 888.
Meanwhile, Senator Douye Diri, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Bayelsa state governorship election, says he wholesomely rejects the outcome of the poll.
Speaking with Arise News TV on Monday, November 18, Diri said he rejected the results, raising allegations of electoral malpractices. He accused INEC of conniving with the APC to rig the election.
He also claimed that the military was deployed to rig the election. He claimed that the PDP won in areas of the state where proper elections took place.
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