The State Government of Osun has declared Thursday and Friday January 25 and 26, 2018 as public holiday.
This, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Sola Fasure, media adviser to the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola made available to a correspondent said this is to enable Osun residents prepare for and participate in the Local Government Parliamentary Election scheduled to hold on Saturday January 27, 2018.
The statement quoted Governor Aregbesola as urging 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 admonished them to be orderly, law abiding and conduct themselves peacefully, for the exercise to be successful. He assured 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 encouraged the winners to be magnanimous in victory and the losers to be gallant in defeat.
He wished all a happy holiday and a successful and peaceful election.