David Lyon, the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, and his Deputy Governor-elect, Senator Degi Eremienyo, on Thursday, received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Lyon, on Sunday, was declared winner of the state governorship election by INEC.
The governor-elect, after receiving his certificate, promised to develop the state, adding that security would be his major priority.
“Today is historic. I greet the people of Bayelsa State who took pains to decide to vote for me in one of the most peaceful elections ever experienced.
“Bayelsa money is not for David Lyon or his deputy. It will be used judiciously to develop this state. Today, we are signing a contract with our people, with the people of Bayelsa and that contract is massive development. I assure you that working with my team, we will change Bayelsa,” he said.