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Lyon names Degi-Eremienyo as running mate

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State,  Chief David Lyon, has named Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as his running mate.

State Publicity Secretary of the party, Doifie Buokoibo, made this known in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa, the state capital.

According to the statement, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo is currently representing Bayelsa East in the Senate.
He is the Vice Chairman of both the Special Duties Committee and the Gas Resources Committee in the Red Chamber.
Buokoibo further stated that Degi-Eremienyo studied Agricultural Economics/Extension at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990.
He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same university.

The Deputy Governorship candidate served as Bayelsa State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs under Governor Goodluck Jonathan as governor of the state.  He was also Executive Director at the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).