Henry Dickson

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Seriake Henry Dickson (born 28 January 1966) is a Nigerian politician. He assumed his role as the Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria on 14 February 2012. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012.

Early life and education

Seriake Henry Dickson was born 28 January 1966 in Toru-Orua Town of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Dickson would enroll in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, to study Law in 1988; he would earn his LL.B in 1992. In 1993, he went on to earn his Bachelors in Law from the Nigerian Law School, and was also called to the Nigerian Bar shortly thereafter.

Political career

House of Representatives

Seriake Henry Dickson was elected to the National Assembly's House of Representatives in 2007. In April 2011, he was elected for a second term; this election was the first time that someone in his constituency has done this.

Gubernatorial career

Dickson assumed his role as Governor of Bayelsa State on 14 February 2012. The Independent National Electoral Commission reported that Seriake Henry Dickson won over 90% of the votes. They went on to say that this helped in "further strengthening the PDP's stranglehold on power there since Jonathan became president."

Shortly after taking over gubernatorial duties, Dickson said that he was "painfully transiting to the executive arm of government." He indicated that he may return to the National Assembly someday.

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