The Osun State Government has declared Monday as public holiday to mark June 12 celebration in the state.
A statement on Friday, by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, announced the holiday.
The statement said: “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.
The June 12, 1993 presidential election adjudged to be the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria.
Late Bashorun Moshood Abiola was believed to have won the election, but it was annulled by the then military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.