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INEC Declare Dickson winner of Bayelsa State Governorship Election; President Jonathan release statement

Bayelsa State Returning Officer, Professor Joseph Ajienka has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Seriake Dickson as the winner of the State governorship election.

PDP Candidate, Seriake Dickson polled 417,500 votes, CPC Candidate, Famous Daunemigha polled 23,548 votes, CAP Candidate, Dr. Imoro Kubor polled 22,534 votes, and ACN Candidate, Kemela Okara polled 9,627 votes.

Professor Ajienka released this statement, “Seriake Dickson, Having satisfied the requirement of the law by scoring the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner of the governorship election in Bayelsa State and returned elected,”

Below, is the statement that was released by President Jonathan.



President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan thanks the good people of his home state, Bayelsa, for voting overwhelmingly for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in yesterday’s governorship election, thereby giving a resounding victory to the party’s candidate, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson.

President Jonathan also congratulates Hon. Dickson and his running mate, Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd.) on their emergence as governor-elect and deputy governor-elect of Bayelsa State.

As they prepare to assume office at the helm of governance in Bayelsa State, the President urges them to fully dedicate their tenure to giving effective, purposeful and result-oriented leadership to the people of the state who clearly reaffirmed their confidence in the PDP on Saturday.

President Jonathan expects that Hon. Dickson and his incoming administration in Bayelsa State will work with total dedication and commitment to justify the peoples’ confidence by rapidly delivering visible and significant improvements in the living conditions of residents of the state.

The President assures Hon. Dickson of the full support, assistance and cooperation of the Federal Government and prays that God Almighty will grant him a very successful tenure as Governor of Bayelsa State.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 12, 2012″

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