The Osun State Government on Wednesday declared, Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, 2018 as public holiday.
According to a press statement made available to journalists in Osogbo by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr Sola Fasure, “The 2-day holiday is to enable Osun residents prepare for and participate in the Local Government election scheduled to hold on Saturday, January 27, 2018.”
“The State Governor, Ogbeni Governor Rauf Aregbesola, urges the people of the state to enthusiastically exercise their civic duty by participating in this historic parliamentary election into local governments, the first of its kind in any state of Nigeria.
“He also admonishes them to be orderly, law abiding and conduct themselves peacefully, for the exercise to be successful.
” He assures all of the preparedness of the state electoral commission to conduct a hitch-free, credible, free, fair and transparent election that we will all be proud of. Law enforcement agencies are also ready and put on alert to protect lives and property and prevent breach of the peace and disruption of the election.
“Governor Aregbesola encourages the winners to magnanimous in victory and the losers to be gallant in defeat.
“He wishes all a happy holiday and a successful and peaceful election,” the statement said.