The Oyo State Government has declared today a public holiday in anticipation of the local council election slated to hold tomorrow.

This is so according to a statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary which showed that the governor had okayed the holiday to foster a hitch-free election.

The statement appealed to the state citizens and residents to continue their duties in peace and come out to vote when required.

The statement read: “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.

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“The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council election 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.”

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