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LG polls: Nasarawa declares Friday public holiday

21 March 2014, 16:23

Lafia - The Nasarawa state government has declared Friday, March 21, as public holiday ahead of Saturday’s local government elections in the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Zainab Abdulmumin and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Lafia.

The statement said that Governor Umaru Al-makura approved the public holiday, adding that it would enable civil servants to  travel to their various places to vote for the candidates of their choice.

“Some people are presently in Lafia, the state capital, while they registered in their country home, and we don’t want to disenfranchise anyone from exercising his or her voting right.

According to the statement, the public holiday is also to enable citizens prepare adequately to participate in the election on Saturday.

The statement further solicited for the support of all members of the public to ensure a hitch-free local government election.

It urged people not to take the laws in to their hands during and after the election.

It stated that all hands should be on deck to ensure hitch free polls on Saturday, March 22.

-  NAN

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