The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has been nominated as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Bayelsa West Senatorial District bye-election scheduled for October 31st, 2020.
The returning officer of the PDP national panel, Nicholas Obhiseh, declared Dickson winner of the party’s special primary election held on Saturday at Sagbama, headquarters of the Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
“I hereby declare Seriake Dickson winner of this special primary election for the Bayelsa West Senatorial District,” Obhiseh said.
The former governor was the only aspirant in the exercise.
A total of 338 delegates were accredited from 347 delegates that participated in the election which recorded 334 valid votes with four invalid votes.
Speaking after his return as the PDP senatorial candidate for Bayelsa West, Dickson commended the people for their loyalty and support.
Dickson said, “I am a proponent of the zoning. This will make Sagbama and Ekeremor become more united in the interest of posterity. I will spearhead it.
“We will defeat those who are working against the interest of the Ijaw nation. After the primaries, there should be ‘Operation Deliver Your Unit, Ward, Your Community.”