Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Saturday declared September 27 and 28 as public holidays to enable the electorate participate in the September 28 governorship election.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole announced this at a grand reception organised by the organised labour for him.
Oshiomhole said the holidays would enable workers travel to their places of registration and participate in the voting on Wednesday.
On the support given to him by labour, the governor expressed delight in the constructive criticisms offered by the union in the last eight years, adding that they helped in shaping his policies.
“In spite of their contestation sometimes, both parties have always found a meeting point to bridge their differences,” he said.
Oshiomhole asked members of the union to extend same support to the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for the election, Godwin Obaseki, by voting enmasse for him.
According to him, Obaseki has undergone tutelage in governance under the outgoing administration and therefore fit to rule.
He said there was the need to reciprocate the union’s gesture, adding that to do this, the union should ensure that Obaseki was returned as governor.
He also said the State Civil Service had been upgraded, adding that the migration to pension services was now smooth.
“Retirees can now begin to access their pensions immediately they retired and there is no need for tranches again,” Oshiomhole said.
The governor, however, advised the APC governorship candidate not to abandon the workers if elected.