Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Bayelsa supplementary governorship poll following official results collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), today, January 10.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.
In Southern Ijaw, The Peoples Democratic Party candidate polled 23,081 to defeat Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, who got 10,216 votes. Merging 9th January, 2016 result with the result of the December 5, 2015 election, Dickson polled a total number of 134, 998 votes, while Sylva polled 86,852 votes.
Results have so far been announced in all the local governments where supplementary elections were conducted.
With the conclusion of the results read, Governor Seriake Dickson has been re-elected as the governor of Bayelsa state for another term of four years.