The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) candidate, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, winner of the Bayelsa state governorship election after the supplementary governorship election held on January 9th in Southern Ijaw local area and 101 polling units in six other councils.
Dickson, who was leading his closest rival Timipre Sylva of the All Progressive Congress (APC) with 33,000 votes, winning in six of the seven local government areas in the results declared after the December 5th governorship election, extended his lead in the six local government areas in the supplementary election.
In the result declared by INEC, Dickson still cleared the votes in the supplementary election in Nembe, Yenagoa, Ekeremor, Ogbia, Sagbama local government areas and lost in Brass where the APC polled 1657 while PDP polled 5 votes.
Dickson won seven out of the eight local governments in the South south state defeating Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after a keenly contested election.
Merged with the result of the December 5, 2015 election, Dickson polled a total number of 134, 998 votes, while Sylva polled 86,852 votes.
The Returning Officer, Prof Zana Akpagu, announced that Dickson, having satisfied the constitutional requirement by scoring the highest number of votes of 134 998 against his closest rival, Sylva, who scored 86 852, has been declared as winner of the election and returned elected.
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