FAYEMI, OONI, MARK HONOUR EKITI MONARCH CORONATION TODAY
All arrangements have been concluded for the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the 32nd new Elekole of Ikole Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Adewumi Fasiku by Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi today.
According to the chairman of Elekole Coronation Planning Committee and the chairman of Publicity Sub Committee, Engr Dare Oseni and Dr Bayo Aderiye respectively, dignitaries from all walks of life have been trooping in to the ancient town for the epoch making ceremony
According to them, all the seating governors in the South West geo- political part of the country are expected to grace the occasion., along with ex governors of the state including Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Mr Ayo Fayose and the immediate past governor, Engr,. Segun Oni. Senate president, Senator David Mark who also is a title holder of the towm will lead the team of National Assembly members.
Also expected are prominent traditional rulers in the country to be led by the duo of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade and the Emir of Zaria, Sheu Idris.
Other distinguished personalities expected at the coronation ceremony including the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Austin Oniwon and other top ranking officers of the corporation.
A visit by our correspondent to the town yesterday, showed that all major parts of the kingdom comprising of 13 communities now wore a festive mood,while the magnificent palace is now wearing a new look and all the major hotels in the town are fully booked
Meanwhile, the state police commissioner, Mr Olayinka Balogun has assured that all the police officers on ground and other efficient hands from the state headquarters would provide maximum security for all the people and properties during the ceremony
Oba Fasiku ,58 , a chartered accountant and lawyer was until his selection a senior manager with NNPC, emerged the new monarch after his unanimous choice by all the kingmakers in the town ekiti