The former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has clinched the Bayelsa West Senatorial District seat in the National Assembly.
The Returning Officer, Prof Ekechukwe, Okeke, Dean of Humanities, Federal University of Technology, Otuoke, returned Dickson as the Senator-elect having polled 115257 to defeat his closest opponent, Peremobowei Ebebi of the APC who polled 17541 in the bye-election.
Dickson who spoke in his country home of Toru Orua shortly after his return dedicated the victory to God, the voters, Bayelsa, and the Ijaw nation.
He said that the mandate was beyond the Sagbama/Ekeremor Senatorial district but an opportunity to galvanize unity and solidarity in Bayelsa and the Ijaw nation.
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He said that his legislative mission would focus on the pursuit of the imperative of restructuring of the country which he described as a task that must be done.