Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has declared Friday,
March 8, a public holiday in the state ahead of Saturday’s governorship
and State House of Assembly elections.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State
Government, Mr. Richard Tokma, said the public holiday was to enable
public servants to travel to their respective Local Government Areas to
participate in the elections.
The statement which was made available to journalists in Jos on
Thursday said, “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Plateau state,
Hon Simon Bako Lalong has declared Friday, March 8, 2019, as work-free
day. This is to enable public Servants to travel to their respective
Local Government Areas to participate in the gubernatorial and House of
Assembly elections taking place on Saturday, March 9, 2019”
The statement further appealed to the citizens to conduct themselves
peacefully during the polls and also enjoined all registered voters to
come out en masse to exercise their civic responsibility at the polls.