Tuesday declared public holiday in Plateau
Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state has declared Tuesday, February 25, a public holiday, to enable citizens vote for their local government council officials.
Jang announced the holiday in Jos on Friday when he inaugurated the PDP campaign for the election in northern senatorial district.
The governor called for peaceful conduct throughout the election period, saying necessary security arrangements had been put in place for that day.
“ All security arrangements have been made, and I have the assurances of the security chiefs that they are fully ready for the polls.
“We will declare Tuesday a public holiday, and as usual, there will be no movement of vehicles; people should come out early to vote for their candidates. We don’t rig elections, we win elections, so we must work for victory by coming out to vote as we did in 2011.’’
According to him, the outcome of the local government polls will determine the foundation toward re-electing President Goodluck Jonathan as president in 2015.
“I have already told him (president), that he is going to win effortlessly in Plateau. I have told him that he does not need to campaign here,” he said.