The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipreye Sylva has thanked Governor Serike Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, David Lyon, to win the November 16th election.

He said this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sylva attributed the electoral victory of the APC candidate to what he described as poor performance by the Bayelsa State government.

Governor Atiku Abubakar of Kebbi, who alongside his Jigawa counterpart Badaru Abubakar, presented Lyon to the president, commended Buhari for his consistent preaching of fair and transparent elections in the country.

Abubakar, who is the chairman of All Progressives Congress Governors’ Forum, said the APC victory in Bayelsa was well received by almost all citizens of the state.

The National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, who also spoke at the event, said apart from presenting the Gov-elect to the president, they also thanked him for insisting that the elections must be conducted in a peaceful and transparent atmosphere.