Via Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
The person of the instant in Bayelsa State is David Perewonrimi Lyon, who till his emergence remaining Sunday because the governor-elect was once unknown within the political circles of the oil and fuel wealthy Bayelsa State.
Lyon of the All Revolutionary Congress (APC) was once declared winner of remaining Saturday governorship election within the state through the Unbiased Nationwide electoral Fee (INEC), thus changing the political equation of the state.
The INEC mentioned Lyon polled a complete of 352, 552 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Douye Diri, who had 143, 172 votes. He swept six of the 8 native governments within the state.
The defeat has catapulted Lyon into nationwide reckoning ostensibly on account of the strategic position of the state within the country’s oil and fuel trade.
Lyon is an indigene of Olugbobiri neighborhood, a country agreement in Olodiama extended family of Southern Native Executive Space of the state. His victory ended the 20 years reign of PDP within the predominantly riverine state.
He had his early training within the creek of the Southern Ijaw council house at Saint Gabriel State College and Neighborhood Secondary College Olugbobiri between 1978 and 1988.
The younger Lyon later proceeded to Rivers State Faculty of Training the place he bagged the Nationwide Certificates of Training.
He sits on board of a number of conglomerates, a feat attained throughout the dint of laborious paintings. His shrewd industry acumen has saved him afloat within the complicated oil and fuel trade, the place he renders various products and services to grease and fuel multinational corporations. Lyon is a philanthropist, recognized for his open mindedness and generosity. His Igbogene place of dwelling has change into a mecca for the elderly, deficient and needy each December as he doles out Christmas presents and money.
The Governor-elect was once mentioned to have contested below the platform of the PDP as an aspirant to constitute Southern Ijaw IV in 2011. He defected from PDP in 2015 to the APC.
He’s the CEO of Darlon Safety and Guard, a personal safety company in Bayelsa State which has hired hundreds of Bayelsa indigenes. The corporate may be recognized for its function in aiding the country’s safety businesses in using the huge swamp of the state of unlawful refinery camps, thus boosting the state quota of crude oil manufacturing and its percentage of the 13 in keeping with cent derivation.