Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, has come under fire over the grammatical errors he made while addressing newsmen shortly after his election victory.
While addressing the state house correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, Davido Lyon ”murdered” English language which has attracted some mean reactions from some people are disappointed with him over his spoken English.
Some of the reactions were indeed over the board, but some other people were quick to jump in his defense citing that speaking good English is not an indication of intelligence or brilliance by a person. The governor-elect was quoted as saying:
”Today is one of my great day of my life. The great people of Bayelsans have spoken their mind by taking time to vote for our great party APC. It’s indeed a welcome development because in our own campaigns, we give to them, when being elected and swear in, we give to them security and development; it is our key agendas,” he said in sputtering grammar.
”And with support of Bayelsans, they have made it possible. Today, on behalf of my APC leaders, I promise Bayelsans we will serve them, not Bayelsans to serve us. We also to promise we will respect leadership. Respect leadership is key to us. And today, their vote has been counted and the people of Bayelsa will be respected. I’m sincerely grateful to our father the president of this country, for his fatherly advice this afternoon. As one of his son in APC, I thank you very much we Bayelsans will not disappoint APC.”
Watch the video and see some of the reactions below: