The Government of Osun has declared Friday June 12, 2015 as public holiday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the annulled June 12 presidential election.
A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said government declared the holiday to mark the day the whole country united to vote a candidate of their choice without religious or ethnic considerations.
The Governor, Ogbeni Aregbesola, said June 12 is significant and central to the development of democracy that the nation is now enjoying.
The statement said “Governor Rauf Aregbesola has approved Friday June 12 as public holiday to enable our people observe the day that Nigerians closed all ranks.
“Nigerians should reflect on the significance of the June 12, the sacrifice made by Abiola so as for all of us to come together to cultivate, consolidate and protect the current democratic experiment.”
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