Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
The deadline date for the conduct of the suspended elections was given by INEC in a statement issued by its director of publicity and voter education, Oluwole Osaze Uzzi.
Elections were suspended in Rivers, Imo, Kogi and Kano states after they were reportedly disrupted by violence.
Just few days ago, Dr Wilfred Uji, the constituency returning officer for the Saturday, May 28 bye-election into the Nasarawa/Toto Federal constituency, declared it inconclusive.
INEC says it is committed to concluding the exercise by 31st July, 2016 adding that this, however is with the condition that all necessary consultations and activities leading to the elections are implemented early enough.
It warned that this time, it is not prepared to postpone any election or suspend the exercise where there are threats to lives and properties.
It said it was still consulting with stakeholders and that the dates for the exercise would be fixed once the series of meetings are successfully concluded.