The Sokoto State Independent Electoral Commission has announced the immediate suspension of local council election in Gudu Local Government Area of the state.
The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, announced the suspension at a news briefing in Sokoto on Saturday.
Abubakar said: “The action followed the repetition of the logos of some of the political parties, while those of others were missing.
“We could not realize the mistakes until when the branded ballot papers were opened today.
“We could not open them earlier as the presence of all the security agencies and the political parties was required before opening them.”
The chairman attributed the mistake to “printer’s devil”, assuring that it was not deliberate.
Abubakar said a new date for fresh polls in the local government would be announced later.