The Oyo State Government has declared Friday, May 21, 2021, a public holiday.
This was contained in a statement by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, confirming that the governor authorized the holiday to make the state conduct a hitch-free local government poll slated for Saturday, May 22, 2021.
The statement advised every resident of Oyo State to go about their duties in peace, and they should come out en masse to their respective voting areas and participate in the election.
The statement read: “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as a public holiday.
“The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state to participate freely in the council elections 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.”