Austin Okojie, a supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner has announced the suspension of re-run legislative election in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that elections were scheduled to hold in five units of Ward 12.
Mr. Okojie told journalists at Abonnema, headquarter of Akuku-Toru Local Government on Saturday that the decision to suspend the election was taken after a meeting with representatives of parties.
He said the election would be held on Sunday.
He said INEC did not continue with the exercise because ad-hoc staff and corps members complained of lateness.
Meanwhile, representatives of the APC and PDP have expressed mixed reactions to the suspension of the election.
Tonye Alalibo, caretaker committee chairman of the local government, said that the suspension would allow a rival party manipulate the process.
Mr. Alalibo said the PDP was ready for the elections but INEC decided to suspend the process.
Mr. Jack urged his party faithful to be patient and avoid anything that could cause crisis.