The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the election in the Esan and Igueben Federal Constituency in Edo State.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this at an election briefing on Saturday evening, said the suspension was due to the omission of the logo of a party on ballot papers.
Yakubu said the poll in the Federal Constituency will now hold on March 11 alongside the governorship and state assemblies’ polls.
“In Edo State, we had a situation that we handled yesterday (Friday), one of the parties whose acronym is on the score sheet but the logo is not on the ballot paper in a Federal Constituency.
“After meeting with the stakeholders, a decision was taken since the materials are intact. So, we have suspended the election for Esan North, Esan South and Igueben.
“The ballot papers will be reprinted and elections will now hold with the constituency elections in the next two weeks,” he said.
INEC also suspended the election in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, over electoral violence and the absence of voting materials.
“We have a situation in Bayelsa, particularly in the capital, Yenagoa, where in four wards – Wards 4, 6, 8 and 14, involving 140 polling units in the process, were disrupted.
“We remobilised security. The situation is calm for us to proceed with the process but the youth corps members expressed some apprehension about going back.
“We met with the security agencies and we have decided that voting will take place tomorrow (Sunday) morning,” Yakubu said.
Yakubu assured Nigerians that INEC is determined to ensure that no Nigerian is disenfranchised.