Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has said his landmark achievement of being the first governor to successfully complete a second term in office is nothing but divine intervention.
He revealed this when the set of 1992 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Law students visited him in Yenagoa.
According to him, if not for God’s intervention, the jinx would’ve not been broken.
His words, “I thank you for your abiding solidarity. This is not the first time individually and collectively you have been here to encourage to support me in all these period that I have remained here as governor,”
“The election was a predetermined concoction of figures in the image and likeness of an election but which fell far short of internationally acceptable standards of civility and democratic norms.”
He also thankeD the judiciary for checking the merits of the cases placed before them and making sure justice prevailed for the overall benefit of the people of Bayelsa.
Congrats to him.
Seriake Henry Dickson (born 28 January 1966) is a Nigerian politician. He assumed his role as the Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria on 14 February 2012. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012.
Seriake Henry Dickson was born 28 January 1966 in Toru-Orua Town of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Dickson would enroll in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, to study Law in 1988; he would earn his LL.B in 1992. In 1993, he went on to earn his Bachelors in Law from the Nigerian Law School, and was also called to the Nigerian Bar shortly thereafter.
Seriake Henry Dickson was elected to the National Assembly’s House of Representatives in 2007. In April 2011, he was elected for a second term; this election was the first time that someone in his constituency has done this.
Dickson assumed his role as Governor of Bayelsa State on 14 February 2012. The Independent National Electoral Commission reported that Seriake Henry Dickson won over 90% of the votes. They went on to say that this helped in “further strengthening the PDP’s stranglehold on power there since Jonathan became president.”