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Bayelsa election: Hours after INEC declared him winner, Buhari receives Lyon in Aso Rock





- President Buhari is meeting the winner of Bayelsa governorship election, David Lyon

- Lyon defeated his main challenger in the election and candidate of PDP, Diri Douye, to become the governor-elect of the state

- Some leaders of the APC had visited the former president Goodluck Jonathan after the declaration of Lyon as the winner of the election

Hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, the winner of the Saturday, November 16, governorship election in Bayelsa state, he has been received by President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.

Vanguard reports that the president is currently meeting with Lyon and some leaders of the party behind closed doors in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that Lyon was accompanied by the chairman of the APC governorship campaign council for the Bayelsa state election and governor of Jigawa state, Mohammed Badaru.

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It was also learnt that the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Abubakar and the minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipreye Silva, accompanied the governor-elect to the president.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some leaders of the APC visited former president, Goodluck Jonathan, at his residence in Otueke in Bayelsa state.

It was reported that Governor Badaru and Senator Ita Enang and other APC party leaders visited Jonathan on Sunday evening, November 17.

Badaru and other party members were seen sharing warm greetings with the former president in some photos shared on social media by a twitter user, Ileowo Kikiowo.

The visit of the APC leaders to Jonathan came amid speculation that the former president worked to support the governorship bid of the APC candidate, David Lyon, following a disagreement with the outgoing Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson.

But the former president has denied the speculation that he worked against his party, the PDP, in the Bayelsa governorship election.

Profile of the incoming Bayelsa state governor David Lyon

The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, had also congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello and Lyon on their recent victory.

Lawan said that Lyon made history for being the first governor in Bayelsa to be elected on a different political platform.

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The Senate president hailed the security agencies in the states for working hard to ensure peace and order throughout the election.

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