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APC Leaders Pay Courtesy Visit To Goodluck Jonathan

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

Hours after David Lyon was declared winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election, the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on Monday, paid a courtesy visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

The APC leaders disclosed that the former president deserves to be respected and honored by people of Bayelsa state regardless of their parties.

 

The delegates were led by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, including David Lyon, the new governor-elect.

 

According to Sylva, “Being a former president of the country and a past governor of the state, Jonathan remains an asset to the state and his inputs will always be needed to advance the course of governance in the Bayelsa.”

“As such, it was important for us to introduce the governor-elect to him and seek his support and guidance in building a better Bayelsa.”

 

During their meeting, Jonathan urged Lyon to make the welfare of Bayelsa people as his top priority and carry everyone along irrespective of who they voted for.

 

He said, “As a former president of Nigeria, I am a father to all Bayelsans, hence my doors are open to all citizens,  irrespective of their political affiliations.

 

“I urge you to make the welfare of Bayelsa people  a top priority and carry all of them along irrespective of the party they voted for.

 

“Elections are over now, so I want you to see yourself as the governor of all and not only to the sections that voted for you. This is the way to move Bayelsa forward.”

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