Taraba State Government has announced a 3-day public holiday to enable residents of the state to exercise their franchise by partaking in the local government council poll slated for June 30, 2020.
Brandnewsday reports that the Taraba State Government listed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as the days set aside for the holiday.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Jalingo.
Mijinyawa disclosed that the public holiday would enable civil servants to travel to their respective wards and vote for their preferred candidates.
According to him: “The public holiday is to enable civil servants to travel to their respective wards and vote during the local government election slated for Tuesday, June 30, 2020.”
“The governor also urged people of the state to be orderly, law-abiding and conduct themselves peacefully while discharging their civic responsibilities,” Mijinyawa said.
Taraba Local Government Election
Meanwhile, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations under the platform of Eyes on Democracy of Nigeria (EDON) launched a situation room to supervise the Tuesday’s election by ensuring a free, fair and credible election.
The State Chairman of the EDON, Alhaji Muktar Madaki in a statement on Monday, disclosed that a comprehensive report on the electoral process would be made immediately after the election.
According to Madaki, “We have been observing the preparations by Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC), and we are so far satisfied with the developments.”