By Ndu Samuel
A group known as Ijaw Coalitions of Delta State All Progressives Congress has congratulated Chief David Lyon on his election as governor of Bayelsa State.
The group sent the congratulatory message to the governor-elect through a press release issued to newsmen on Friday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
The coalition which comprise of party members of Burutu, Bomadi, Patani, Warri North and Warri South West LGAs of Delta State said they were happy with the victory of Lyon and his deputy Mr. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo
They maintained that ”the positive outcome of the election conducted on 16th November, 2019 has demonstrated the fighting spirit of the APC after a free, fair and credible exercise undertaken by the Independent National Electoral Commission.”
The choice selected by the party as its gubernatorial candidate met the aspirations of the electorates in the state that has been run aground by the PDP, ” they noted.
They lauded the effort of the party’s leader in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva for putting up a formidable campaign strategy that helped dislodged the Peoples Democratic Party ”declining rigging machine.”
”The Coalition takes liberty of this opportunity to thank the party machinery that worked tirelessly to spring this sweet victory. At the same time, it commends the good people of Bayelsa who in their foresight chose to be governed by the next Governor General of the Ijaw Nation. ”
The Coalition beseeches the gracious Lord to grant the Governor-elect the wisdom, focus, strength and diligence to discharge his onerous responsibilities without fear or favour.
The members of the coalition includes, Hon. Ebiakpo Ezebri (Chairman) Amb. Felix Datuowei, Comrd. Godwin Kinkin (Secretary), Engr. Lewis Ekiyor, Hon. Oluwole Karetimi, Prince Ese Gbenebode, Mr. Ebiowei Koroye, Engr. Jude Ebikefe
Prince John Akpotudougha, Elder Fuludu Eyanbri.
Others are Chief Pere Sinclair, Chief Augustine Seibi, Chief (Barr.) Pius Akpe, Chief Duke Christopher, Hon. Oroupade Akpomelade, Ms. Oyas Akebofa, Mrs. Peace Tiemo, Mr. Churchill Ojo, Hon. J. E. B. Odoko Mr. Francis Garry Mr. Godday Debole, Comrd. Joseph Akpokrise, Mr.John Akpobowei, Raphael Aredenghan, Reverend Israel Unutame,
Paul Ozano, Chief Ebi Brian Iseru, Mr. Apena Akemotubo.
“The Leaders of the Ijaw Coalition of Delta State All Progressives Congress comprising of party members of Burutu, Bomadi, Patani, Warri North and Warri South West LGAs enthusiastically convey its heartwarming congratulations to Chief David Lyon, the Governor elect of Bayelsa State. Of course this congratulatory message extends to his deputy, Mr. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. The positive outcome of the election conducted on 16th November, 2019 has demonstrated the fighting spirit of the APC after a free, fair and credible exercise undertaken by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The choice selected by the party as its gubernatorial candidate met the aspirations of the electorate in the state that has been run aground by the PDP. The party led in the state by Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources was able to put up an efficient dynamic campaign organization that upset the declining PDP rigging machine.” The statement asserted.