APC's David Lyon declared winner of Bayelsa guber election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, has been declared winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election.

The declaration was made Monday morning by Faraday Orumwese, Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin and the returning officer in the election.




The returning officer announced that Lyon polled 352,552 votes to defeat Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 143, 172 votes.

The total number of registered voters was announced as 922, 562 and the number of accredited voters was put at 517,883.

 “That Lyon David of APC having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” Orumwese said in his declaration on Monday.

Lyon won in 6 of the 8 local governments in the state.




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