Ahead of the local government election holding in Oyo state on Saturday, May 22nd, the state government has declared Friday a public holiday.
Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, confirmed this on Thursday, saying the governor approved the holiday to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election.
Adisa asked every resident of Oyo State to go about their duties peacefully, while coming out en masse to their respective voting areas and participate in the election.
He said “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorized the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.
“The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021.
“Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or her business peacefully, while trooping out en masse to their respective voting areas and perform the civic responsibility on Saturday.”