Results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) , showed that the PDP won with 419,509. votes. A huge margin from its closest rival, CAN, which had 9,627 votes.
Dickson, a lawyer who has served the state as Commissioner of Justice and is a House of Representatives member, said prior to the election that tourism, infrastructure and human capital development would be area of focus for his government.
“Restoration means restoring the lost glory," he said while speaking on his restoration agenda recently. "There was glory. It was lost at a time and we are now restoring it. The components of the restoration agenda are many. We don’t really have time. What I will not fail to do is the priority, education we have in the restoration agenda. As I mentioned at the rally it is the most important challenge facing this society.
“This society unknown to many is actually sitting on a time bomb. Not just Bayelsa State so many states in the Niger Delta. There are so many places, so many societies, you can’t even go there. They have lost those communities and so many generations of young people to illiteracy, wrong and unproductive education and unemployment. We are going to massively tackle that in a revolutionary manner. And then invest in human capital development.
Dickson also promised good roads network and security.
“Then infrastructure, we are going to commence that," he said. "We will work round the clock to ensure that people have good road. Then the issue of value orientation is also very important because no matter the amount of money a state government has if the right values are not there, if there is a leadership problem, you can’t really do much. We’ve got a lot to do to educate these people. Also, security is also very important. We actually want to showcase this state as a major tourism destination.”