Osun declares Monday public holiday

Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

The government of Osun State, South-west Nigeria has declared Monday June 13, 2016 as a public holiday, recognising it as Democracy Day.

A statement released by the Secretary to the State government, Moshood Adeoti, reads that ‎Monday June 13, 2016 was declared public holiday, because June 12 falls on Sunday.

June 12 is in recognition of presidential election won by the late Moshood Abiola in 1993.

The election was regarded as being the freest, fairest and most credible in the history of Nigerian democracy by both local and international observers

Abiola, popularly known as MKO, died in government custody in his quest to realise his mandate.