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Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo declare June 12 work free day

Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo declare June 12 work free day New York[RR]Lagos–FOUR South West states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun have declared today, June 12 as a work free day as part of the 22nd year commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election presumed won by late Chief MKO Abiola. In a […]

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Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo declare June 12 work free day

New York[RR]Lagos–FOUR South West states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun have declared today, June 12 as a work free day as part of the 22nd year commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election presumed won by late Chief MKO Abiola.

In a statement signed by Habib Aruna, the Chief Press Secretary to governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor said the date marked a watershed in the annals of transparent, free and fair elections in the country.

He described June 12, 1993 as the day Nigerians voted in one voice across ethnic, racial and religious lines, saying it represented a day when Nigerians said no to voting along ethnic lines.

The governor said regrettably, 22 years after the annulment, the Nigerian nation is still grappling with some of the vices which the June 12, 1993 elections sought to confine to the dustbin of history through undue clinging to ethnic cleavages by some political gladiators.

He urged residents to spend the day in sober reflection and in remembrance of the martyrs of the June 12 elections struggle in prayers for laying the foundation of the democracy which the nation is now enjoying.

Similarly Oyo State Government has declared today public holiday in the state.

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