Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has come out to say there was no governorship election conducted in Bayelsa on November 16, 2019.
According to him, the election conducted by INEC on that day was an insult to the people of the state.
He added that what happened on November 16 was simply a massacre of innocent persons by agents of the state.
His words, “There was no election in Bayelsa on November 16; what they claim as election in that day was an insult to our people. as we speak, Nembe is under siege by security agencies. The brutality they visited on the people on that day is unprecedented.”
Seriake said a minimum of 93 persons were critically injured and 12 killed by militiamen during the so-called election.
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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.”