President Muhammadu Buhari, the Commander in Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces, will be the special guest of honour as the Governor-Elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is set to take over government in Ekiti next week Tuesday.
Other top dignitaries expected to grace the inauguration includes Governors, Ministers, Military and Paramilitary top leaders, party leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, clergy, civil society groups, artitisans, market women and the general public, are expected to celebrate the day with Ekiti people.
At a press conference addressed by the Committee handling the preparations for the inauguration ceremony in Ado Ekiti yesterday.
Part of the programme lined up for the ceremony was a Lecture and Essay competition entitled: : ‘Reclaiming Our Land, Restoring Our Values, Ekiti of my Dream’. The lecture will be delivered by the world renowned Poet, Prof. Niyi Osundare.
Mr. Yinka Oyebode, the chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub Committee, who spoke on behalf of the others sub committee members disclosed that the outgoing governor is free to grace the epoch-making event.
“The committee for Dr Fayemi’s inauguration has been communicating with those working on the side of the government. The government also graciously gave us the use of some of its facilities, so we have been working together.
“President Buhari attaches much interest in the ceremony, because of the love he has for Ekiti and he will also be attending as the father of the nation.
“All the State governors have been invited and Governor Fayose, being an outgoing Ekiti governor is free to attend”, Fayemi said.
He said the post inauguration will feature a town hall meeting across the three senatorial districts of the state, where he would rub minds with stakeholders on how best to confront the challenges militating against the people.
“I know that we have challenges, but those problems are not insurmountable. Fayemi’s inauguration on October 16 will be a new dawn in Ekiti land. We shall begin work on how best we can give our peoole the values for their lives and how to ensure they take ownership of their own government.
“President Buhari attending this programme is novel. It shows the significance of this ceremony . it shows how important and strategic our state is in the federation”, he added.
He also added that the suit filed by former Governor Segun Oni and the one instituted by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the July 14 poll , Prof Kolapo Olusola can’t stop the inauguration ceremony.