. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress- APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, on his election victory.
He felicitated with the governor-elect in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The President also commended APC supporters in particular and Nigerians in general in Bayelsa who exercised their civic rights in a peaceful manner, despite the pockets of unrest recorded in some parts of the state.
He, however, condemned the loss of lives in the state, particularly prior to the election and, commiserated with the families of the victims, promising to work with the incoming government to improve the lives of the people in Bayelsa while ensuring the security of lives and property of all citizens.
President Buhari also urged the governor-elect to carry other divergent interests along in the next phase of governance and appealed to those aggrieved by the outcome of the election to seek redress through the constitutionally established channels.