The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who is also the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson, has emerged winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election after scoring the most vote.
With the results of all the local governments announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Dickson scored a total of 134,998 votes to beat former governor of the state, and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Timipre Sylva, who scored 86,852 votes.
Total registered voters 654493
Accredited voters 242114
Votes earned by political parties:
Total valid votes 225520
Rejected votes 6647
Total votes cast 232167