- The Kogi government has declared public holiday in some parts of the state in relation to a forthcoming senatorial rerun
- The public holiday is majorly for pupils, students and those in the education sector
- The state government urged all public and private schools to adhere to the instruction
As Kogi squares up for a senatorial re-run on Saturday, November 30, the government of Yahaya Bello has announced a public holiday in the affected areas of the state.
However, the public holiday, which is declared for Friday, November 29, would be for pupils, students and those in the education sector.
PM News reports that the announcement was made by the education ministry of the state, saying it affects the Kogi West senatorial district and the Ajaokuta federal constituency.
As declared in a statement by Eric Aina, the permanent secretary of the education ministry in the state, both government and private education establishments must obey the instruction.
”All public and private schools in the affected areas to proceed on holiday from November 29, 2019, and resume academic activities on Monday, December 2, 2019," the statement said.
According to Aina, the public holiday is to make sure that the election is held peacefully at units located in schools.
“All parents, schools’ heads, teachers, relevant stakeholders, and the general public to take note," the statement added.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the result of the rerun in the senatorial district inconclusive and rescheduled a new date for its completion.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Dino Melaye, a candidate in the election, challenged the All Progressives Congress to sue him over claims of vote-buying levelled against him.
Melaye, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, issued the challenge after he was accused on Sunday, November 24, by Mohammed Onogwu, an aide to the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello
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