Fayose Declares Monday June 12, Public Holiday


By Sadiq Umar – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has declared Monday, June 12, 2017 as public holiday to mark the 24th year of the June 12 1993 election considered to be the freest and fairest in Nigeria history.,

The election was  won by late Chief MKO Abiola.

In a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said it was in the spirit of a united Southwest states and the Yoruba nation agenda to speak with one voice at all times.

Governor Fayose, who made the declaration in a state broadcast, noted that his action was in line with the united spirit of the Yoruba nation.

According to him, his administration was taking the step for the first time to align with other South-Western states that had done the same, noting that “the interest of the people being represented supersedes political or economic interests.”

He said, “we will continue to represent the interest of our people in line with proper collaboration and unity of purpose of the South-Western states.”

Fayose noted that the struggle for June 12 would continue and be passed on to the next generation until it is recognised nationally.


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