Founding fathers of Bayelsa State have held a ‘historic’ meeting with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 governorship election in the state, Chief David Lyon, to endorse his candidature.
The founding fathers, led by Senator J.K. Brambaifa, handed over three documents containing the roadmap for the development of the state, names of living and their dead colleagues at the meeting in Yenagoa at the instance of Lyon.
Brambaifa, while handing over the documents, described the meeting as historic saying it was the first time a candidate of a political party for an election would request to see those that fought for the creation of Bayelsa.
Brambaifa said the fathers blessed Lyon and asked him to go and win the election, adding that the candidate had shown that he had the interest of all stakeholders especially the grassroots at heart.
Addressing Lyon, he said, “We are giving you the memorandum that was sent for the creation of Bayelsa State, the Kolokuma-Opokuma development blueprints that will help you in your administration and a book that one of the founding fathers exhaustively x-rayed the problems of Bayelsa State since its inception. We want to proudly present this to you while we wish you all the best”.
Receiving the documents, Lyon said when elected as a governor, he would follow the recommendations and blueprints.
The candidate said he would not disappoint the founding fathers, who sacrificed their time, energy and resources to ensure the creation of the only Ijaw homogeneous state.
Lyon said he believed in the unity of Bayelsa and vowed to ensure unity in the state when elected as governor.
Some of the founding fathers at the meeting were Chief Martins Agbede, Senator Brambaifa, Chief Joe Garb, among others.