Bayelsa gov-elect, Lyon, to get Certificate of Return on Thursday – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will issue a Certificate of Return to the Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress, on Thursday.

A statement on Tuesday by the Head, Voter Education, and Publicity, INEC, Bayelsa State, Wilfred Ifogha, said the ceremony will take place at the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Media Centre in the commission’s office in Yenagoa

It said, “Certificate of Return will be issued to the winner of the November 16th Governorship Election in Bayelsa State – David Lyon on Thursday 21st of November, 2019.”

Lyon polled 352,552 votes to defeat his closest rival, Senator Douye Diri, of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 143, 172 votes.

He was declared the winner by the state Returning Officer of the INEC, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin.