Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has declared Thursday, August 30, as work-free day to enable public servants participate in the continuous voter registration exercise in the state.
According to a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, the governor made the declaration following a resolution of the State Executive Council.
The CVR, which was to have been suspended two weeks ago ahead of the 2019 general elections, was extended to enable more people register.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that it would now be suspended on Friday, August 31, until after the 2019 elections.
Akeredolu called on the people to take full advantage of the opportunity to register and obtain their Permanent Voters Cards, to be able to vote in the forthcoming general elections.
He said that the work-free day on Thursday be observed in the state to allow public servants participate in the CVR, ahead of Friday’s suspension of the exercise.