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Nigeria

Henry Seriake Dickson

Date of Birth: 28 January 1966
Place of Birth: Bayelsa State


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Back to the scene of the crime

Former governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson has been lobbying for this having established the Bayelsa Commission and persuaded the Archbishop of York John Sentamu (who has just retired) to chair it...

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Hard economics meets political pageantry

The PDP's outgoing Bayelsa governor Henry Seriake Dickson lambasted for appointing so many relatives to government and nominating his cousin Senator Douye Diri as gubernatorial candidate had to endure a storm of resignations just before the elections (AC Vol 60 no 18 The oil clean-up that didn't...

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No oil, no money, no deal

In August Bayelsa Governor Henry Seriake Dickson – speaking through his Deputy Gboribiogha John Jonah – condemned the killing of three soldiers by presumed oil thieves at a notorious trouble spot Nembe Creek...

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Back to Ogoniland

In January Henry Seriake Dickson won neighbouring Bayelsa State for the PDP in a rerun...


The great militant chase

Yet with the PDP Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike's mandate in Rivers State upheld in the High Court with Timipre Sylva (who went over from the PDP to the governing All Progressives Congress) a sore loser to the PDP's Henry Seriake Dickson in Bayelsa with a protracted war with Boko Haram with inter-communal violence between Sunni Muslims and the Shiite minority in the north and with renewed tension in the Middle Belt the Presidency has signalled that it intends to leave the rump PDP faction in place for now...

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Taking down Tompolo

The governorship election on 5 December in neighbouring Bayelsa pitted Timipre Sylva now with the APC but a former PDP member against incumbent Governor Henry Seriake Dickson who is standing again on the PDP ticket...

As Africa Confidential went to press Seriake Dickson was leading by 30 000 votes but officials of the Independent National Election Commission called off voting in the Southern Ijaw area traditionally the Ijaw seat of government where both Tompolo and Sylva have support bases...


The cauldron boils again

The PDP Governor Henry Seriake Dickson declared seven days of mourning and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast for the Ijaw 'Chief of Chiefs'...

Seriake Dickson stands for re-election as Governor on 5 December...


On the waterfront

The other Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa remains a semi-detached member of the PDP but is no longer on speaking terms with Patience who formerly served in his state government...


Lots of gunboats, little diplomacy

Poisonous relationsAn even more opaque contest is developing in neighbouring Bayelsa where Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has fallen out terminally with First Lady Patience who has resigned her position in the Bayelsa State government...


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