By Harry Awurumibe, State House, ABUJA
Newly elected Executive Governor of Bayelsa state, David Lyon who was earlier on Monday presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja has pledged to serve all Bayelsans.
Lyon who was led to meet with the President and the leader of his political party, All Progressives Congress (APC) by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; State Leader/ Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipriye Silva and co-chairmen of the APC Bayelsa Governorship Campaign Council- Governors Abubakar Badiru (Jigawa) and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) promised that he will run an inclusive government in Bayelsa.
Said he, “Gentlemen of the press, today is one of the greatest days of my life. The good people of Bayelsa today have spoken their minds by taking time voting me in and voting for our great party APC. It is indeed a welcome development because in our campaigns we gave to them a promise that when I am elected and sworn in, security and development will be our key agenda.
“And with the support of Bayelsans, they have made it possible. I will use this opportunity to assure Bayelsans that we will serve them and not they to serve us”.
Lyon also made a solemn declaration that “I promise to respect the elders and leaders of Bayelsa. Their views are important to us. Today, their votes have counted and the people of Bayelsa must be respected”.
According to him, “I am most grateful to our father, President of this country for his fatherly advice this afternoon and as one of his sons in APC I thank him very much”.
“We Bayelsans will not disappoint APC. We will consult our leaders, traditional rulers and I believe all other opinion leaders in Bayelsa state. And I promise to make Bayelsans see positive development and that is key to us”.
Speaking earlier APC Chairman who raised the left hand of Lyon at the press conference said he elated to receive the new Governor whom he described as a humble and above all the man of the people based on the celebrations in the streets of Bayelsa since the declaration of Lyon as the Governor-General elect.