The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, the winner of Bayelsa West Senatorial Bye-election.
Dickson, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, polled 115,257 while Peremobowei Ebebi of the All Progressives Congress Scored 17500 votes.
Dickson got majority of his votes in Sagbama Local Government. Sagbama LGA has a total registered voter of 109,420.
Of the 76,805 votes cast at the poll, Dickson polled 68,056 votes while Ebebi got a paltry 7,303 votes. A total of 949 votes were rejected.
In Ekeremor Local Government, with total registered voters of 125,189, with only 59,451 votes cast at the poll, the former governor polled 47,201 votes as against 10,238 votes polled by Ebebi. A total of 1,804 votes were rejected.
Bayelsa Central and West seats became vacant following the inauguration of Douye Diri and Lawrence Ewhrujakpo as governor and deputy governor of Bayelsa respectively.
Born 28th January 1966and married to Rachael, Seriake who hails from Sagbama is a Nigerian politician and a Lawyer.
He was the former Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria from 14 February 2012 to 14 February 2020. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012.