Business man David Lyon Pereworimini has beaten other aspirants to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket for Bayelsa State. Lyon polled 42,138 votes to defeat his rivals. The primary election which was through direct primary took place in the 105 wards across the eight local government areas of the state.
The Returning Officer and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, had declared the process open yesterday and promised a free, fair and credible process.
Five other aspirants namely former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Prince Preye Aganaba, Prince Ebitimi Amgbare, Mrs. Seigha Nsirim Poweigha and Prof Mrs Ongoebi Maureen Etebu contested for the election with Lyon.