The Senator-elect for Plateau Northern Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang is believed to have fueled the declaration of the Plateau Gubernatorial elections inconclusive.

ID Gyang as he is popularly called had at about 11pm, 4hrs before the declaration challenged the State Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande to guard his image by protecting the Democratic rights of the citizens in the areas where elections were cancelled.

Gyang was speaking specifically on the over 25000 cancelled votes in Mangu Local Government Area.

He had raised other concerns on some "unauthenticated" results as well as the "questionable" harmonization of figures on the result sheets from Jos North LGA.

"The fact that it took more than hour to reconcile those figures makes it questionable," he said in a public comment after the presentation of the Mangu results.

Although the Mangu cancelled votes were in an APC stronghold, the Senator-relect told this medium that his concern is for equity and fairness.

Meanwhile fresh elections are expected to be carried out in 21 days across 17 Registration Areas with 20 polling units in different Local Government Area of the State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC announced the gubernatorial elections in Plateau state inconclusive following the inability of the leading party, the APC to obtain a lead margin higher than the number of cancelled votes.

In the results announced by the Plateau State Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande, the APC polled 583,255 votes against 538,326 votes scored by its closest rival, the PDP.

The lead margin between the two Parties is 44,929 nearly 5000 votes lower than the total cancelled votes - 49,377.

A total of 570 votes were cancelled in Barkin Ladi LGA, 3078 in Bassa, 4157 in Jos North and 5314 in Bokkos.

Similarly, 2627 votes were cancelled in Kanam, 5501 in Langtang South and 1144 in Pankshin LGAs.

Governor Lalong's home LGA, Shendam also recorded 851 cancelled votes as Wase with about 1000 cancelled votes.

The area with the highest number of cancelled votes is Mangu LGA with 26,135 cancelled votes across three Registration Areas and 20 polling units.

All the locations the cancelled votes were as a result of over-voting and deliberate failure to make use of the electronic voter accreditation system.