Senator Jeremiah Useni, the Plateau State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP flag bearer says never has election been "so unashamedly manipulated" as the Wednesday's Local Government elections in the state.

In a statement on Saturday, Sen. Useni said he is deeply pained by the "shamefaced robbery of the people's will by a government whose popularity has continued to decline from the very first day it was sworn in on the 29th of May, 2015."

According to him, by the outcome of the polls, the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, PLASIEC has scored a "new low."

"Governor Simon Lalong, as if listening to a spirit that had sworn to destroy him, decided to redefine rigging and elevate it to the level of a state craft: on his instruction, the PLASIEC Chairman announced APC as the winner of the just concluded elections in 11 LGAs, even though there were no numbers to back the results at the time of the announcement.

"We observed how the cowardly electoral officers absconded from their LGAs of assignment, only to appear in Jos with cooked results," he said.

Useni accused Gov. Lalong of encouraging impunity, saying he is ignorant of the link between peace and justice.

He said, "This electoral heist also reveals that the Governor is desperate for power and has no qualms with subverting justice, just for the sake of capturing power.

"Peace is a product of justice, the former begets the latter.

"The impunity we have witnessed these past few days is an eloquent testament that the governor does not understand the link between peace and justice."

He described the Lalong administration as a government of "unforced errors" while vowing to not let the "injustice" go unchecked.

He said, "Rest assured that we shall not take this injustice lying low. Among other things, we the people will re-express our will in February 2019, and no one, and nothing can manipulate it again.

"The APC on the Plateau has shown its hands. We shall not allow them to subvert the people's will again.

"This is not only a promise to the good people of Plateau State. It is also a call to action.

"We cannot sit by and watch the destinies of our youth and children being traded and sectioned by political desperadoes who do not have the decency to allow the people to choose their leaders freely."

The Plateau State Commissioner for Information, Yakubu Dati had accused the opposition PDP as being "hell-bent" on fomenting trouble, saying the elections were credible, free and fair.

The State APC Chairman, Latep Dabang had also told newsmen that there hadn't been any credible election in the state as the Wednesday's LG Polls, insisting violence by thugs believed to be working for the opposition party forced certain anomalies including the inability of electoral officers to declare results at Local Government collation centres as demanded by the constitution.