UPDATE: Seriake Dickson wins re-election as Bayelsa governor

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor
Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

The incumbent governor and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Seriake Dickson, has emerged winner after scoring the most votes in the Bayelsa State governorship election.

According to the results announced by the Returning Officer for the Bayelsa governorship election, Zana Akpaogu, Mr. Dickson polled 134,998 to defeat Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress who scored 86,852 votes.

Mr. Akpaogu, a professor and Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, declared Mr. Dickson winner of the poll on Sunday evening at Yenagoa Local Government, which served as state collation centre for the Bayelsa governorship election.

Moses Siasia of the Peoples Democratic Movement came a distant third with 1, 572 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 following reports of widespread electoral malpractices and violence.

INEC subsequently fixed January 9, 2016 for supplementary elections in the affected local government and 101 other polling units in 7 local government areas where elections did not hold on December 5.

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  • S. Adeneye

    Premium Times Editor,

    The six months President Buhari spent in office and mostly frittered away reflects in this Bayelsa poll.
    PDP defeated APC by 75%+ of the votes. Had President Buhari proved his mettle the voters might
    have made different choice and gone along with APC. But because Buhari merely flatters to deceive,
    the APC got the defeat of its life in this Bayelsa election. It is my hope that the APC Leaders will meet
    and talk frankly with one another because it is easier to win election than to run a government. Truth is
    that the APC federal government is failing on all indices, and just long on promise but short on delivery.

    • West

      How did you arrive at your own 75℅? It does appear the heads of most Niger Delta human beings are completely empty. Is there nobody around you from SW that could help you out

      • Sam Diamond

        West was there any day they took you to psycho hospital for check up? I think u have issues upstairs. I thank God that you don’t have problems but Nigeria has so you better pray than to talk nonsense, God has disappointed Buhary and will always disappoint him till he leaves the office if ALIVE

      • Nazerine

        Do you mean WILD WILD WEST?

      • Achu

        @disqus_mwaaWakf7N:disqus

        PDP won this election by 60.8% of total votes cast, which is still a landslide, anyway.

  • IZON Redeemer

    A complete waste of scarce resources which would have been better used to improve the lot of the masses–It was an election between Buhari and Jonathan–Aware there was no way the Ijaw Nation will vote for the Fulanis and Yoruba traitors in APC—-Childish unthinking election re–run which Buhari arrranged to enable him rig the election for a druig addict who had no respect for Jonathan–for one second! Now Buhari wants to have another wasteful 419 elections in Akwa Ibom–again–The one in Rivers state would even be worst–Amaechi will be floored like a cow–The question is why is Nigerian under the rule of the Apes in APC throwing away money which–could have been used for other purposes—In Bayelsa state—more than 31 Ijaws were killed by the Buhari Gestapo in DSS–ati the army–May their souls haunt Buhari till death do us part–Now that crude oil is being sold at 5 cent per a barrel is it not time for the TRIPOD to let go the Ijaw Nation and Jonathan’? Animals

    • Beth Murphy

      Look for another and stop pasting unfolded words online. Look for Job.

  • GEJ FOREVER

    SHAME ON BUHARI AND APC ………………. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MUST IMPEACH BUHARI NOW

    It is no longer a secret that Mumunmadu Buhari is extremely too dull and too incompetent …. he could not even conduct a hitch free election in just one small State – Bayelsa.

    In fact, Buhari’s INEC really struggled conducting election in just one small Local Government Area in Bayelsa State.

    The question Nigerians must answer is this: Can an extremely dull and incompetent Buhari who could not conduct a hitch free election in a small State like Bayelsa be trusted to handle the vast and complex Nigerian Economy?

    Buhari is moving Nigeria backward at a very fast pace … faster than the speed of light.

    • Burning Spear

      My humble fear is that Buhari will never never be able to conduct-free and fair-elections in 2019–The man is too demonic to be allowed to embark on such a journey-31 people were killed in Bayelsa on the orders of Buhari–Gestapo–What do u think would happen if such a monster is allowed to conduct nationwide elections-? It would be war without end–Added to the fact that the man does not even know what is happening in the country—Look at the National budget–withdrawing a budget he presented to the National Assembly–We warned Nigerian that this man was a daft-but they will not listen to us—-Now Buhari is flying Father Mbaka about in his presidential jet— Not one human being died in the states Jonathan conducted elections—The death in Bayelsa state were sponsored by the Apes in APC-ati the baboons in Buhari-

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The evil machinations and violent impulses of APC failed to deliver Bayelsa State to the party of criminals. Many congratulations to Dickson and PDP. Glory be to God in the highest.

    • Reminisce6

      Suddenly,the dead one resurrect in Bayelsa.The God you invoked wasn`t on your side in Osun despite the REAL ‘evil machination’ of the PDP and He obviously forsook you in Abuja despite the ‘share the money’ bazaar and the election postponement tinkering.And now that you`ve been able to locate your Lord and savior in Bayelsa your salvation therefore in Otuoke.Unfortunately,the conduit for ‘share the money’ is warming his bum in a prison yard.

  • Darlington

    The peoples power have prevailed! Congrats to Dickson.

  • Uwadiegwu

    Bayelsans reject APC’s (Agberoes and Pathetic Conmen’s) “Change” poison and their WASC forging, brain-dead leader.

  • True Nigerian

    Serves APC right. They should stop thinking that APC will win even if it fields a low quality candidate!

    Democracy is the greatest winner in this Bayelsa election.

    • Jimi

      Praise Buhari for allowing a free and fair election. PDP and GEJ would never have allowed this to happen in a highly contested election. I support Buhari but did not like the idea of party that preaches change and anti-corruption to field a candidate facing criminals charges for corruption before the courts. I did not want him to win not because the current governor is any better or deserving of re-election but because my greater commitment was to a democracy of change and anti-corruption.

      • Action_Nigeria

        Mumunmadu Buhari never allowed a free and fair election in Bayelsa State … rather the brave and gallant people of Bayelsa forced the election to go against all the evil devilish plans of Buhari who had no regards for free and fair election.

        For this … please note that …. many of the brave and gallant people of Bayelsa who stood against Buhari paid dearly with their lives.

        Shame on wascless Buhari!

  • Jimi

    Nigerians should be praising President Buhari for allowing a free and fair election. PDP and GEJ would never have allowed this to happen in a highly contested election. I support PMB but did not like the idea of a party that preaches change and anti-corruption to field a candidate facing criminals charges for corruption before the courts. I did not want him to win not because the current governor is any better or deserving of re-election but because my greater commitment was to a democracy of change and anti-corruption.

    • Action_Nigeria

      Buhari never allowed a free and fair election in Bayelsa State … rather the brave and gallant people of Bayelsa forced the election to go against all the evil devilish plans of Buhari who had no regards for free and fair election.

      For this … please note that many of the brave and gallant people of Bayelsa who stood against Buhari paid dearly with their lives.

  • Say the truth

    Smart decision by bayelsans. Lagos survived and did well without federal might for 16 years. Premium times are angry but they have no option than to accept the people’s verdict. Remove this comment too it is your cup of tea losers.

  • Ebaah Odibo

    No report of congratulatory message from President Buhari to Governor Seriake Dickson. Ominous silence!

    • favourtalk

      It now seems Buhari is not rigging it again for sylva right?

  • Julius

    It turns out that Buhari is not rigging and trying to make Nigeria a one party state after all. Now, lets hear it from the wailing wailers that sees nothing good in Buhari .

  • favourtalk

    Now thier story has changed, thought they are accusing the president of rigging for someone else before, what a shame to them. Nigeria is better than them. Bunch of wicked and brutal party. PDP will be wiped out soon whether they like it or not