David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has defeated Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the governorship seat and become the new Governor of Bayelsa state.
The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer announced that
APC — 352,552 votes
PDP — 143,172 votes
Below is everything you need to know about David Lyon;
- His full name is David Lyon Perewonrimi
- He was born into the Olodiana clan of Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.
- He was born on December 20, 1970, in Olugbobiri community.
- He attended Saint Gabriel’s State School Olugbobiri, from 1978 to 1983
- He attended community secondary school, Olugbobiri, from 1984 to 1988.
- He is a wealthy business man and the CEO of Darlon Security and Guard, a private security firm in Bayelsa state.
He contested under the platform of PDP as an aspirant to represent the Southern Ijaw constituency IV in 2011.
He defected from PDP in 2015 to join the ruling APC.