New report reaching us has it that the Edo State Government has exempted banks and corporate organisations from the public holiday declared for Tuesday, September 27. The State Government had declared a public holiday for Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
The public holiday was declared to enable voters in the state travel to their various locations and exercise their voting rights on Wednesday, September 28. However, Banks and corporate community have now been exempted from the public holiday on Tuesday, September 27 in order not to slow down the economy of the state. The general public should, however, note that the public holiday on Wednesday, September 28 affects everyone in the state as there is a restriction of movement on the election day in accordance with the Electoral Act.