Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon.

By Sampson Boroh

Hon. David Lyon, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, says an APC-led government will address the developmental needs of oil bearing communities in the state.

He lamented that oil bearing communities have not experienced any form of development despite their huge contributions to oil production in the country, vowing that his administration would use substantial parts of the 13 per cent derivation to the state to develop such communities.

Speaking when he was received at his Olugbobiri community, Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa state on Tuesday, the APC candidate said he would hit the ground running once he is sworn in as the governor.

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Lyon, while blaming the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in the state for the poor development in the state, assured that an APC-led government will address the situation.

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The APC candidate was accompanied on the visit by Hon. Preye Oseke, the member representing Southern Ijaw constituency, the deputy governorship candidate, Sen. Degi Eremie and Hon. Isreal Goli, member representing Brass/Nembe federal constituency of the House of Representatives.

He promised thousands of indigenes of the community who defiled Tuesday’s downpour to receive him that an APC government will not disappoint the expectations of the people of the state.

“That why we must do everything we can to bring smiles to faces of people in the oil bearing communities, they have endured enough suffering while those in power continue to waste our money.

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“This must stop now, we must make a change and ensure that money meant for oil bearing communities from the 13 percent derivation fund are judiciously used for the development of such communities”, Lyon added.

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Also speaking, Preye Oseke, a member of the House of Representatives, said thank the people of Olugbobiri kingdom, for giving birth to a worthy son like David Lyon, whom he said is the lion of the tribe of Bayelsa.

He urged the community to be more united to vote massively for David Lyon come November 16 gubernatorial poll to be able to enjoy the dividend of democracy which has remained elusive for 20 years of PDP misrule in the state.


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