[NEWS] KOGI, BAYELSA ELECTION:WASE CONGRATULATES BELLO, LYON
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase has congratulated Mr.David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Bayelsa State following his victory in Saturday’s governorship election held in the state.
Wase equally congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for his re-election for the second term as the executive governor of the state.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase implored the Governors-elect to work closely with all persons and interest groups to move their States to the next level, while appealing to the people of the two states to remain law-abiding as the transition to new administration begins in earnest.
He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deserves commendation for its conduct of the election, and advised the electoral umpire to properly appraise all aspects of the exercise and improve for future polls where necessary.
The Deputy Speaker, said the victory has further confirmed that the APC is widely accepted by Nigerians from all walks of life, noting that the people of Kogi and Bayelsa states have by their votes decided to identify with Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Noting that the election was widely observed to be free and fair with massive turn out of voters, he commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for doing a thorough job in ensuring a winner emerged through a transparent electoral process
While congratulating the people of Kogi and Bayelsa state, Wase urged candidates of other parties who lost in the polls to put the contest behind them and join hands with the winners to move the states forward.