Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor, has declared Monday, 27th June 2022, as a state-wide Public Holiday to enable prospective voters registers in the state to register.
The decision of the governor to declare a public holiday as a way to enable more citizens of the state to register in the continuous voter registration exercise follows the low performance of citizens of the state in the exercise.
The governor said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Thursday.
“Governor Bala Mohammed equally expressed serious concern on the low turn-out of eligible Voters and therefore directed all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Board Chairmen, Directors- General, Executive Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, and other public office holders, to proceed to their respective electoral wards to mobilize eligible registrants to come out en-mass and register,” the statement read in part.
WikkiTimes recalls that INEC in Bauchi, a couple of weeks ago, said over 60,000 uncollected permanent voters cards are with the commission. INEC said since the commencement of the exercise, it registered 175,177 voters in Bauchi State.