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Breaking News: Seriake Dickson wins as final result announced

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*As INEC has declares Dickson as winner

The incumbent governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has won the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.

Dickson celebrates his victory with well-wishers

The incumbent governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has won the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.

Governor Dickson polled 134,998 ahead of the nearest contender, Timipriye Sylva of the All Progressives Congress [APC] who polled 86,852.

Governor Dickson has been re-elected for a second term in office.

The Returning Officer, Prof Akpagu Sunday night declared Mr. Dickson duly elected after collating the results from all the Local Government Areas.

After a re-run election conducted on Saturday, January 9, 2016, in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Dickson, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated his arch rival and candidate of APC, Sylva.

In the Southern Ijaw, the PDP candidate floored his main challenger, scoring 23, 081 votes as against Sylva’s 10, 216 votes.

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