Bayelsa Local News Politics

Seriake Dickson wins senatorial primary election

Former Governor of Bayelsa State and Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Seriake Dickson, has been returned as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial primary for Bayelsa West.

Dickson polled 57 votes from the ad-hoc delegates to defeat his challenger, Pastor Donald Daunemegha, who scored 3 votes.

While announcing the result of the election which was held at the Sagbama Local Government Service Commission Centre, the returning officer, Godspower Akeh, said that the election had a total of 62 votes.

Akeh further explained that Dickson polled 57, to his opponent’s 3 while the votes of 2 delegates were voided for voting for both aspirants.

Meanwhile, in Bayelsa East, a former President of the Ogbia Brotherhood and Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Chief Benson Agadaga, clinched the ticket to represent the Senatorial district.

Agadaga emerged the winner after polling 67 votes against his opponents, CSP Nyenami Odual (retd) and Rex Jude Ogbuku, who polled 2 and 41 votes.

The results of the battle between the incumbent senator, Moses Cleopas and former Secretary to the State Government, Konbowie Benson, in Bayelsa Central which came in late has it that Konbowei got 110 votes, edging out the incumbent who secured 22 votes.

Reporting by Alambo Datonye; editing by Muzha Kucha