2012 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election

The 2012 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election occurred on February 11, 2012.[1][2][3][4][5] PDP's Seriake Dickson won election for a first term, defeating other party candidates. Dickson received 89% of the total vote.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

2012 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election
Nigeria
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Turnout72%
 
Nominee Henry Seriake Dickson
Party PDP
Running mate Gboribiogha John Jonah
Popular vote 417,500
Percentage 89%

Governor before election

Timipre Sylva
PDP

Elected Governor

Seriake Dickson
PDP

Seriake Dickson emerged the PDP candidate in the gubernatorial primary election. His running mate was Gboribiogha John Jonah.[13][14]

Electoral systemEdit

The Governor of Bayelsa State is elected using the plurality voting system.

Primary electionEdit

PDP primaryEdit

The PDP primary election was scheduled to be held on November 19, 2011.[15][16][17] The two main contenders were: Timipre Sylva and Henry Seriake Dickson.[18] Sittinɡ governor, Seriake Dickson, was appointed by the party's working committee in the state as their candidate.[19]

Timipre Sylva, the immediate past governor was disqualified from contesting in the primaries by the Supreme Court,[7][20][21] after winning the party's primary election in 2011,[22][23] just two months to the 2012 election.[24]

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

PDP candidate Seriake Dickson won the election for a first term, defeating other party candidates. Dickson received 89% of the votes. Voters turnout statewide was put at about 72%.[25][26]

The total number of registered voters in the state was 591,870. Total number of votes cast was 467,004.[27]

CandidatePartyVotes%
Seriake DicksonPeople's Democratic Party417,500
Timi Alaibe[28]Labour Party (Nigeria) (LP)
Others
Total
Registered voters/turnout591,870

ReferencesEdit

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