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Friday, 8 August 2014

Osun Declares Friday Public Holiday


The state government has declared today as a public holiday to allow voters living within and outside the state capital to travel to their various towns for the governorship poll.
A statement by the state commissioner for information and strategy, Hon. Sunday Akere, said that the holiday is to enable residents and civil servants, who would be traveling to different parts of the state to perform their civic duties, and have enough time to travel without hitches.
He charged the electorate in the state to conduct themselves peacefully while traveling to their destinations and at their various polling units during the poll on Saturday.
The commissioner counselled members of the public not to panic because of the heavy presence of security operatives in the state, saying they are in the state to ensure their safety and credibility of the election on Saturday.
He added that the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, is committed to security of life and property in the state at all times and that Saturday would not be an exception.
Akere appealed to the people of the state to troop out en masse to exercise their franchise on Saturday without fear of being intimidated by anyone.
In the same vein, the state government has instructed all OYES cadets across the state not to wear their uniform to the polling units while calling on security agents to arrest anybody found wearing the uniform, as they would be nothing but fake.
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