CONGRATULATIONS GOVERNOR ELECT, CHIEF DAVID LYON. — AMB. IGALI.
My family and I, and indeed, the members of the ‘PROJECT BAYELSA” team felicitate with you on your well deserved landslide victory at the just concluded Bayelsa State Governorship Election, held on November 16, 2019. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially announced, but the people of Bayelsa have spoken in very clear tone. More importantly, we realize that this is the work of God from whom power comes and we join to say, to HIM be all praise, glory and worship.
We specially, congratulate also, Deputy Governor Elect, Senator Eremieyun Degi, your families, our former Governor and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, your campaign team and all members of the All Progressive Congress, especially in Bayelsa State. They have, clearly, worked very hard and with indescribable diligence to bring you thus far.
From the outset, I urge you, as a true Christian and Ijaw patriot to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship in seeing the victory as a friendly game within the family. As the word of God says in Ecclesiastics Chapter 3, verse 1 “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…..”.
Open your heart wider and larger than you have ever done, and reach out to all other candidates across political parties. Rightfully, they have all invested in diverse ways in this political process which has produced you as the Chief Servant of the people and a first amongst equals. In particular, are the candidate and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), your closest contenders. You must reach them; embracingly. You must also ensure that all from all parts of the state, from this moment feel the warmth of your of love and inclusion.
Finally, even as I recommend you take a few day to get some rest from the strain and rigours of campaigns, also ponder deeply on the journey ahead. As I had mentioned severally to you, I perceive that God who has lifted you so high is setting you up to take our people through great years of monumental progress and development. God’s way are deep and He’s sure set to use you.
Its important therefore that you look across party lines, all strata of society and put together teams of men and women with good character and temperament and with requisite experience and skills to support in drawing up a roadmap for you.. This transcends manifesto of the APC and your campaign team to include the hopes and aspirations of the greater people of the state. The best journeys undertaken in life are often those commenced with clear roadmap and compass.
I sincerely wish you the best and will continue to pray for your success and wellbeing.
Godknows Boladei Igali, OON
(IBETARIOWEI OF IZON)