The goverments of Ogun and Oyo states have declared tomorrow, Tuesday, a work-free day.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta, Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, said that the holiday was declared in honour of the late icon of democracy, Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, who won the annuled June 12, 1993 Presidential election.
The work-free day , the according to the Secretary, will also be used to commemorate Democracy Day.
He further stated that, on the day, a Democracy Day walk to be led by the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, would take off from the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta at 9am in the morning.
Oyo State’s declaration was contained in a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Akin Olajide.
He said the move by the state government was to remember the anniversary of the June 12, 1993 elections, believed to be the freest and fairest election in the electoral history of Nigeria.
The election was generally believed to have been won by late Chief MKO Abiola.
The government said the anniversary was also in recognition and honour of the martyrdom of Chief Abiola, who laid down his life for Nigerians to enjoy the democratic dividends of today.