The statement was contained in a Press Statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa available to SOJ WORLDWIDE,
“PRESS RELEASE Oyo Govt declares Friday public holiday
The Government of Oyo State has announced Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.
A statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, confirmed that the governor approved the holiday to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
“The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state 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.”