A last minute alliance between perceived political rivals, Francis Not and Istifanus Gyang may have decided the fate of other aspirants for the seat of the Senator representing Plateau North under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The duo who arrived the venue of the PDP Senatorial primaries for Plateau North, holding in Langfield, Raydield, Jos on same car, Tuesday reportedly agreed to collapse their structures into one before the exercise commenced.

The agreement was reportedly reached after a closed-door meeting wherein the ex Chief of Staff to the immediate past Governor Jonah Jang of the State, Francis Bot stepped down for the current Barkin Ladi/Riyom constituency Reps member, Istifanus Dung Gyang.

Although the two hail from the same district, there appears to have been a fierce battle between them over the seat.

While ID Gyang was believed to be the candidate of the masses, Mr. Bot was said to be the anointed candidate of the Zone's political godfather, Jonah Jang.

Their alliance though unanticipated is believed to have sealed the victory for ID Gyang.

The two were believed to be the most popular candidates in the party gunning for the Senate seat.

ID Gyang might be slugging it out with the just resigned Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Rufus Bature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the secondary polls next year.

Rufus Bature is thought to be the likely winner of the APC Senate polls holding simultaneously with the PDP's.

Opinion polls however show that ID Gyang's popularity is matchless compared to Mr. Bature's.