Southern Ijaw—A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon Saturday attended the burial ceremony of HRH Major Graham Naingba (rtd), Amananaowei of Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Lyon who was the guber candidate of the APC in the 2019 Bayelsa State governorship election, briefly stopped over at the palace of HRM King Oweipa Jones Ere, Ibenanaowei of Ogboin Clan, before moving on to the burial ceremony, according to the first weekly magazine.
Speaking during the visit, Lyon stated to the admiration of his teeming supporters that he could not visit Amassoma for an event without stopping over at the palace of the Ibenanaowei.
He appreciated the people of Amassoma for the massive support given to the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the November 2019 gubernatorial election
In the same vein, Lyon also congratulated Sen. Denyanbofa Dimaro on his inauguration as the Bayelsa State Representative to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.
He said, “My dear brother (Senior), you know we have similar challenges as humans.
“You were senator-elect, while I was elected as the Governor of Bayelsa State, but we were not sworn-in as Senator or Governor, but we thank God today that you have been appointed as Bayelsa State Rep at NDDC.”
He said, “I wish you the best of luck. Please stay focused and do what is right. Ensure you bring infrastructural development to the state through your office from the commission.
“As indigenes of Bayelsa State, we are very grateful to God for these appointments; having Dr. Samuel Ogbuku as the MD/CEO of the Commission. Congratulations to you all. Almighty God will give the duo the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding they need to handle the affairs of their offices.
“Sen. Dimaro, I appreciate your support. This is the first time I’ve attended a public event to speak since the Supreme Court decision that resulted in my dismissal as the ex-governor elect of Bayelsa State less than 24 hours before swearing-in.
“Based on what I’m witnessing here, I’m confident that the APC family generally and Ekeremor are working together. I can see the strength of the Bayelsa State APC. Thanks to you, Mr. Senator, for bringing us together.”
Lyon further urged Bayelsans to vote for the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming presidential election.