British Commission pays courtesy call on APC Guber Candidate in Yenagoa
A delegation of the British High Commission in Nigeria led by Mr Singh Sarabjit, Second Secretary Political (Niger Delta and South East), has paid a courtesy call on the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16, Bayelsa State gubernatorial election.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Singh congratulated Hon. Lyon on his emergence as the APC flag bearer, noting that the British High Commission is prepared to join hands with other agencies to ensure a peaceful, free and fair election on November 16, adding that Chief Lyon should use every opportunity he has to better the lives of Bayelsans when elected into office.
Mr. Singh said the visit was a means to secure a valuable introduction and lay the foundation for a continuing relationship between the commission and Bayelsa State.
The leader of the delegation indicated the commissions interest in the outcome of the upcoming elections and urged the two major opposing parties to ensure peaceful conduct of their supporters.
Responding, Chief David thanked the delegation for the confidence reposed in him, describing his emergence as the APC standard bearer as a divine arrangement and reiterated his strong desire to serve Bayelsans.
Chief Lyon bemoaned the hardship the people of the state have been subjected to by former leaders who lacked the passion for service, stressing that leadership is entirely for service.
He noted that Bayelsans have lost the feel of government’s presence as they have been out rightly denied the basic amenities necessary to make live comfortable.
He cited the deplorable state of power as the bane of industrialization of the State, and expressed displeasure over the ordeals of young business owners and vowed to change the narratives.
Hon. Lyon asserted that the cries of Bayelsans and indeed the pensioners who have been hitherto neglected would be addressed and described it as worthless liabilities to the state by the present administration.
He described as unacceptable the conditions of workers in active service and those retired, stating that the current situation is not befitting of an oil producing State with massive allocations and derivations like Bayelsa, promising a total change.
Chief Lyon who pointed out his humble background, said he knows and feels the pains of the ordinary local people, promising to bring government to them.
He noted that although the expectations of Bayelsans are very high, the journey to progress begins immediately he is elected into office.