Rival party supporters on Monday clashed in southern Plateau State over last month's Local Government election results which were declared in favour of the ruling All Progresses Congress (APC).

Hundreds of youths from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had stormed the Langtang North LGA secretariat to protest "the greatest electoral fraud and conspiracy between the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) and the APC-led government in the State."

The youths we came out in their numbers said they are protesting to ensure the genuine and authentic results of the 10th October, 2018 Council Polls in the Area are announced and the person rightful winner declared.

Leader of the group and Deputy Chairman of the PDP in the LGA, Mr. Ventim Tyem,  described the actions of PLASIEC and State government as illegal and a "serious security threat" to the State.

He said elections were conducted and PDP Chairmanship Candidate, Hon. Joshua Laven Ubandoma and Councillorship Candidates won in majority of the Wards but the returning officer to the Local Government failed to collate the results for onward declaration.

According to him, the electoral officer abandoned the election materials at the LGA collation centre for Jos the Plateau State capital where he "illegally" presented results showing the APC won in all the wards.

This, a youth leader in the LGA, Mr. Stephen Danfa vowed to oppose until justice is done.

"How can you announce someone who lost an election be declared and sworn in as winner even when the elections were declared inconclusive and no rerun was conducted?

"We would not condone such broad daylight criminality" Mr. Stephen Danfa a youth in the Locality said.

He added, "We will not allow any form of injustice and immunity in their Local Government and promise to continue to keep vigil at the Secretariat to see how an illegally selected Chairman would assume office.

"We are ready to protect our votes and no person will subvert our will and go Scot free."

The opposition youths were however accosted by supporters of the ruling All Progressives Party, APC who insisted the newly sworn-in Chairman must be allowed to assume office.

AIT news reports that it took the intervention of security operatives to quell the situation.

Last two weeks, several houses were burnt and many people wounded in clashes that followed the announcement of the LG poll results by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission.

The body had declared the results of the LGA as inconclusive but later announced the APC candidate as winner.