Buhari receives Bayelsa Governor-elect David Lyon at the Villa in Abuja (PHOTOS)

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Pic 26. President Muhammadu Buhari (R) receiving the Governor-Elect of BayelsaState, David Lyon at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (18/11/2019)07694/18/11/2019/Callistus Ewelike/9News Nigeria / NAN
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The winner of the just concluded gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state, Mr. David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has paid a courtesy visit to the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

My Lyon made the visit in a way to appreciate the president and the APC executives for the massive support and political catalyst he received during the last concluded election.

Buhari and David Sylva
Pic 26. President Muhammadu Buhari (R) receiving the Governor-Elect of BayelsaState, David Lyon at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (18/11/2019)07694/18/11/2019/Callistus Ewelike/9News Nigeria / NAN

However, the election was heavily marred by characteristics of violence of the highest order according to report by Civil society groups.

The Centre for Democracy and Development and the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities had gravely accused Nigerian security operatives for allegedly colluding with state officials to undermine the electoral process in both Bayelsa and Kogi states.

READ ALSO: Security officers helped to manipulate and rig elections in Kogi and Bayelsa – Civil Society

Idayat Hassan Executive Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development
Idayat Hassan Executive Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development

Presenting a report on the elections to journalists in Abuja on Monday. According to the news report earlier published by 9News Nigeria, Mrs. Idayat Hassan, the Executive Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development had said that many voters were disenfranchised in Kogi as a result of threats to life.

In her words, the CDD Executive Director said: “violently and crudely undermined by an unrelenting band of partisan outlaws.” She also noted that CDD observers and journalists in Kogi had reported the death of 10 persons and over 79 critical incidents during the polls in the state.

In the same manner, there were numerous reports of grave violent activities witnessed and recorded by observers in Bayelsa state as well.

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Report by Obinna Ejianya @obinna_ejianya

Buhari, Oshimole and APC some other chieftains
Pic 27. From left: Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,Timipreye Sylva; President Muhammadu Buhari; Chairman, Bayelsa APC GubernatorialCampaign Committee, Gov Abubakar Badaru; Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State, DavidLyon; Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and APCNational Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole during the presentation of theGovernor-Elect to the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (18/11/2019)07695/18/11/2019/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Kebbi state governor and Bayelsa state governor elect David
Pic  25. From left:Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State, DavidLyon; APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; Chairman, Bayelsa APC Gubernatorial Campaign Committee, Gov AbubakarBadaru and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipreye Sylva briefingState House Correspondents after presenting the Governor-Elect of Bayelsa Stateto President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (18/11/2019)07693/18/11/2019/Callistus Ewelike/NAN
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