The Osun State Government has declared Monday as a public holiday to commemorate June 12 celebration in the state.
The declaration is contained in a statement issued and signed on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo.
The statement quoted Adeoti as saying, “In line with its established policy of observing June 12 of every year as Democracy Day, the State Government of Osun has declared Monday, June 13 as public holiday.”
Adeoti stated that the public holiday became imperative in view of the fact that June 12 this year fell on a Sunday.
It would be recalled, the June 12, 1993 presidential election was adjudged to be the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria.
Late Bashorun Moshood Abiola was said to have won the election, but it was annulled by the then military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
The defunct Action Congress of Nigeria controlled states have, however, been celebrating the date as democracy day.