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FAYEMI, OONI, MARK HONOUR EKITI MONARCH CORONATION TODAY

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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