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Despite a Federal High Court order against it, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) conducted primary election for the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election.
In his acceptance speech Seriake Dickson thanked all the delegates and his rivals especially Chief Francis Doukpola, Youpele Kalango and Fred Ekiyegha promising to run an all inclusive government when voted into power come February 2012.
Governor Timipre Sylva, his deputy and members of the state House of Assembly boycotted the election. Some of politicians loyal to Mr. Sylva also walked out from the venue.
Justice Kolawale of the Federal High Court in Abuja had granted an injunction to stop the election but the PDP leadership vowed to go on with it.
Seriake Dickson polled 365 votes
Doukpola Francis Amaebi 1
Kalango Youpele 1
Fred Ekiyegha 2
Austin Febo 2.