13 February 2012
Dickson was adjudged the winner of the votes having polled a total of 417, 500 votes out of the 467,004 votes cast, representing 89% of total votes cast in the Saturday election.
, Henry Dickson (middle) acknowledging cheers from supporters at his home after his victory at the 2012 Bayelsa State Governorship election in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke Bayelsa State
The turnout of voters in the state was put at 72% by the Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port-Harcourt, Prof Joseph Ajienka.
The turnout as announced yesterday was against the trend of earlier reports at the end of the voting which characterized the election as being marred by voters’ apathy.