- The deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has sent his congratulatory message to Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon, on his recent election victory
- Omo-Agege said that the APC's victory in Bayelsa proves that the party can win more states in the south-south region
- The Delta state senator advised all aggrieved candidates to go to court about the result of the poll instead of resorting to violence in the state
The deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Omo-Agege, has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s governorship candidate in Bayelsa, David Lyon, on his election victory.
Commending the national leadership of the APC and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, Omo-Agege said that with Lyon's victory, it is possible for the ruling party to win more states in the south-south region, The Nations reports.
The deputy Senate president also expressed gratitude to the people of Bayelsa for their continued trust in and support for the APC.
He urged aggrieved candidates who have rejected the results of the election to go to court instead of instigating violence in the state.
Omo-Agege expressed joy over the fact that Bayelsa is the second state in the south-south to come under APC's control after Edo.
He said: “With this development and the actualisation of the Next Level agenda of the APC-led administration, it is certain that our party will clinch more states in the south-south geo-political zone in future elections."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had congratulated Lyon for emerging victorious in the Bayelsa state governorship election.
The Nigerian president in a message on Monday, November 18, through his media aide, Femi Adesina, described Lyon’s victory as impressive.
He commended APC and Nigerians for exercising their civic rights in a peaceful manner despite pockets of unrest recorded in some locations.
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