Help build Bayelsa of our father’s dream – IYC reacts to David Lyon’s guber victory


The president of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, Oweilaemi Pereotubo, has congratulated David Lyon, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Bayelsa state governorship election, on his victory at the polls.

The congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by his Spokesman Comrade Daniel Dasimaka which hailed the peaceful conduct of the election in many places where violence was feared due to the experiences from past elections.

The Statement reads in part: “The council wishes to felicitate with the good people of Bayelsa state on the successful conduct of your governorship election and to congratulate Chief David Lyon on his victory.

“Bayelsa is very dear to the hearts of all well-meaning Ijaw people in the world over. So we urge all stakeholders to accept the outcome of the election and let’s work together to rebuild the ijaw nation of our dream.

“We are very pleased with the reports we have gotten about the manner in which the exercise was conducted. Although there were reports of pockets of disruptions we are glad that no live was lost in this election.

“It is the hope of the council that David Lyon, having risen from the ranks as a community youth leader and a renowned business man would unit Bayelsans across party lines to build the Bayelsa of our fathers’ dream.”

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