BAYELSA, Nigeria – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that former President Goodluck Jonathan is pleased with its candidate, David Lyon’s emergence as the Governor of Bayelsa State in the just concluded Governorship election.
Chairman of APC Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu who was spotted earlier with the former President at his hometown in Bayelsa state said everyone was celebrating in all the areas they passed.
“We were in Bayelsa for over 72 hours, we didn’t see a tire burning, we didn’t see people running, we didn’t hear any gunshot and everyone was celebrating in all the areas we passed since yesterday (Sunday) which shows acceptance of the candidate of our party of the process itself” he told newsmen after the presentation of the Governor-Elect, David Lyon to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“It is equally noteworthy that Bayelsa is a state which is home to a former President of Nigeria and this election won by a party different from which he belongs to has been accepted by all including people around him.
“So far, from what we hear and what we see, he is also happy with the outcome irrespective of the difference in the party which is an indication of the transparency of the process. “he said