Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon, gets certificate of return

David Lyon Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a certificate of return to Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon.

State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Monday Udoh, presented the certificate to Mr Lyon on Thursday.


Lyon, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated 44 candidates including major rival, Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Lyon won the election conducted last Saturday after polling 352,552 votes While Diri got 143,172 votes.

INEC also presented a certificate of return to a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly representing Brass Constituency 1, Charles Daniel, whose supplementary election was concluded on November 16.

Mr Udoh said the election conducted by INEC was adjudged right in the eyes of the world.