Ahead of the February 16, 2019 general elections, the state Government of Osun has declared tomorrow, Friday, February 15, a public holiday.
The holiday was declared to allow eligible electorate to prepare and participate in the coming Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.
It is understandable that some of the voters in the civil service and public engagement will need to travel to their various localities to vote, hence the need for the holiday.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola urges electorate and other people of the state of Osun who will be participating in one way or the other in the election to be of good conduct, peaceful and orderly throughout the election period.
Governor Oyetola charges the people to shun violence and any misconduct capable of undermining the peaceful atmosphere of the state. The governor charges eligible electorate to enthusiastically exercise their civic duty by participating in the election.
Election is not about violence or brigandage; it is about using your Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to cast vote for a good candidate that will strengthen democracy and good governance. We have come a long way in the state of Osun in terms of development, human capital development, peace and security. This election is another opportunity to vote for the progress and development of the state.
The government assures the people that Law enforcement agencies are also ready to protect lives and property and prevent breach of the peace and disruption of the election.
The government wishes all a happy holiday and a successful and peaceful election.
Ministry of Information and strategy
State of Osun