Governor of Bayelsa State
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 February 2012
Preceded by Nestor Binabo
Personal details
Born 28 January 1966 (age 50)
Sagbama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Political party People's Democratic Party

Early life and education
Henry Dickson was born January 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 ; he would earn his LL.B in . In , 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
Henry Dickson was elected to the National Assembly's House of Representatives in 00. In April 0, 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 February 0. The Independent National Electoral Commission reported that Henry Dickson won over 0% 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 went on to say that he might, in fact, return to the National Assembly someday.