Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson has taken the Oath of Office to begin his second tenure.
Governor Dickson and his deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah, retired, were inaugurated by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kate Abiri, who also administered the oath of office and that of allegiance on them.
The ceremony was characterised by a solemn display of statehood by thousands of politicians and residents from within and outside Bayelsa State.
There was a glamorous parade by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.
PDP Governors from other states converged on Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa, venue of the swearing in and thanksgiving service, they include Governors Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Ifeanyi Okowa of delta State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Dakwambo Ibrahim of Gombe.
Other notable politicians were former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, Acting Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Uche Secondus, Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and Mr. Jimi Agbaje, among others.
Foremost musicians, like Timaya, Timi Dakoru, Terry Governor, among others, entertained the guests with their melodious renditions.
In his inaugural speech after the swearing in ceremony, Governor Seriake Dickson, described the mandate as a support for the continuation of good governance in the state.