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Governor Seriake Dickson wins reelection in Bayelsa state

Governor-DicksonTVC E, POLITICS – Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party has won the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election after securing the highest votes.

Mr Dickson, polled a total of 134,998 votes to beat former governor of the state, and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Timipre Sylva, who scored 86,852 votes.

The substantive election in the state was held on December 5, 2015 but INEC declared the election inconclusive after it cancelled the poll in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area due to reports of widespread electoral malpractices and violence.

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The electoral umpire subsequently fixed January 9, 2016 for a supplementary election in the affected local government and some polling units in other local governments where election did not hold on December 5.

Below is the final Result of the election as announced by the Returning Officer, Zana Akpagbu:

Total registered voters 654493

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Accredited voters 242114

Votes earned by political parties:

ACPN 128

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ADC 173

APA 578

APC 86852

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APGA 178

CPP 60

DPC 189

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DPP 231

ID 20

KOWA 16

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LP 76

MPPP 21

NNPP 28

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PDC 135

PDM 1572

PDP 134998

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PPA 221

PPN 14

SDP 17

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UPP 12

Total valid votes 225520

Rejected votes 6647

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Total votes cast 232167

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