Seriake Dickson wins re-election as Bayelsa governor

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

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

With the results of all the local governments announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Dickson scored 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.

INEC 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

Accredited voters 242114

Votes earned by political parties:

ACPN 128

ADC 173

APA 578

APC 86852

APGA 178

CPP 60

DPC 189

DPP 231

ID 20

KOWA 16

LP 76

MPPP 21

NNPP 28

PDC 135

PDM 1572

PDP 134998

PPA 221

PPN 14

SDP 17

UPP 12

Total valid votes 225520

Rejected votes 6647

Total votes cast 232167


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