Plateau LG Election: Irate Youths Burn down Houses Over Results
Irate youths protesting the outcome of Wednesday’s local government election in Plateau State have burnt down four houses in Langtang South Local Government. The youths were said to be angry that the results of the polls were not declared at the local government collation centre.
According to reports, the angry youths got enraged when Governor Simon Lalong announced on Radio that the winners would be sworn in by 2pm. They were shocked when a candidate they claimed did not win the polls was announced as the winner. The protest began peacefully with the youths chanting war songs and accusing the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission of “cheating” as they marched through the streets. But it soon turned violent when some youths decided to attack the houses of those they suspected had connived with PLASIEC officials to ‘steal’ their mandate.