The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC yesterday declared the results of last Saturday's Plateau Northern Senatorial elections in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Professor Christopher Vande, the Coalition and Returning officer for the Plateau North Senatorial District declared that the candidate of the APC, Mr. Rufus Bature polled 171, 233.

Mr. Bature scored 98,322 votes (36.47%) lower than his opposition rival, Mr. Istifanus Gyang who polled 269, 555 votes.

ID Gyang as he is fondly called won in all the six local governments of the Senatorial zone with the exception of Jos East.

The results however show a 12.88% drop in the total votes purportedly scored by ID Gyang and a 5.08% hike in Mr. Bature's votes.

An unconfirmed social media broadcast had earlier reported that ID Gyang polled 304, 279 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr. Bature who scored 162,533 votes.

The declaration of the results however puts to rest heated controversy that had trailed the withholding of the results for five days.

The PDP leadership in the State had held a Press Conference in Jos on Wednesday demanding that the electoral umpire released the results or risk throwing the State into crisis.

Similarly, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN had warned that the continued delay in the announcement of the results was capable of sparking violent conflicts.

The results for the Jos North/Bassa constituency which were equally withheld are however to be decided after a rerun of the elections.

Coallation and Returning Officer for the National Assembly Elections, Professor Francis Kwese declared the elections inconclusive following a cancellation of the votes from Tudun Wada/Kabong Ward.

The Ward which has 92000 registered voters had faced the same cancellation of votes during the Presidential elections.

Series of protests had trailed the cancellation of the Presidential votes but there seems to be a concensus on the decisions over the NASS results.

The votes declared in the Reps elections show that the APC polled 114705 against the LDP with 89262 votes.