The government announced that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday would be observed as public holidays for residents to be able to travel to their various wards to poll their votes.
Making this announcement in a statement on Monday in the state capital Jalingo was Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa who is the chief press secretary to governor Darius Ishaku.
He said, “The public holiday is to enable civil servants to travel to their respective wards and vote during the local government election slated for Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The governor also urged people of the state to be orderly, law-abiding and conduct themselves peacefully while discharging their civic responsibilities.”
Also, a group formed from civil society organisations under the guise of Eyes of Democracy of Nigeria (EDON) initiated a situation room in the state to monitor the election in the state on Tuesday to ensure its credibility.
The EDON chairman in Taraba state, Alhaji Muktar Madaki said in a statement that the group was monitoring the events in the state electoral process closely and would report after the elections were done, but so far, they have been satisfied with the preparations made in Taraba State.