The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Seriake Dickson, the handpicked Peoples Democratic Party candidate of President Goodluck Jonathan the winner in the gubernatorial election conducted yesterday in Bayelsa state.

The final results which were padded overnight reflected a whopping jump in the number of voters despite a extremely low turnout of voters in the state was declared byProfessor Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt.

According the INEC website, there are 591,870 registered voters in the Bayelsa state during the April 2011 but during yesterday's election INEC recorded 629,387 registered voters in the state.

In declaring Mr. Dickson the winner of today's election INEC claimed that he won the final votes in the state by 417,500 equaling 88.76% of total votes cast.

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