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David Lyon (Bayelsa) Biography & Profile

David Lyon is the newest in the fold of executive governors in Nigeria, from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party. Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in recent years, David Lyon, who was neither known nor popular stunned election observers by clinching the number one spot, thereby becoming the number one citizen of Bayelsa State.

Lyon’s win in Bayelsa means the APC has started spreading her tentacles to the South-South territory, besides Edo State. Prior to Lyon’s emergence, the state had always been pro-PDP.

David Lyon Biography

David Lyon

David Lyon Perewonrimi (born December 20, 1970) was born in Olugbobiri community, Southern Ijaw local government of Bayelsa State. He is a wealthy businessman and the governor-elect of Bayelsa State in the 2019 gubernatorial election. He is also the CEO of Darlon Security and Guard, a private security firm in Bayelsa State. He was born into the Olodiana clan of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. He possesses a National Certificate of Education (NCE) at the Rivers State College of Education.

David Lyon attended Saint Gabriel’s State School Olugbobiri, from 1978 to 1983 before proceeding to community secondary school, Olugbobiri, from 1984 to 1988 and then to the Rivers State College of Education where he obtained a National Certificate of Education (NCE).

He contested under the platform of PDP as an aspirant to represent the Southern Ijaw Constituency IV in 2011. He defected from the party in 2015 to join the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) where he won the gubernatorial election in 2019 against Douye Diri, a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who was anointed by the outgoing governor of the state, Seriake Dickson.

13 Fun Facts about David Lyon

1. His full name is David Lyon Perewonrimi
2. He is the CEO of Darlon Security and Guard, a private security firm in Bayelsa state.
3. He was born into the Olodiana clan of Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.
4. He is a wealthy businessman.
5. He is not a very popular face in the Bayelsa political landscape.
6. He contested under the platform of PDP as an aspirant to represent the Southern Ijaw constituency IV in 2011.
7. He defected from PDP in 2015 to join the ruling APC.
8. He was born on December 20, 1970, in Olugbobiri community.
9. He is 49 years old.
10. He attended Saint Gabriel’s State School Olugbobiri, from 1978 to 1983
11. He attended community secondary school, Olugbobiri, from 1984 to 1988.
12. He went to Rivers State College of Education
13. He possesses a National Certificate of Education (NCE).

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