- All is set fro the inauguration of Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, slated for Tuesday, October 16
- A press conference was held by the committee handling the preparations for the ceremony
- Fayemi said Governor Ayodele Fayose was free to attend the ceremony, if he wishes
Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, October 10, said Governor Ayodele Fayose was free to attend his inauguration slated for Tuesday, October 16, if he wishes.
Fayemi stated this at a press conference addressed by the committee handling the preparations for the inauguration ceremony in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.
He disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors, elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will grace the occasion.
Fayemi who spoke through the chairman of the inauguration’s media and publicity committee, Yinka Oyebode, disclosed that the outgoing governor is free to grace the event.
His words: “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’s inauguration on October 16 will be a new dawn in Ekiti land."
Meanwhile, residents of the state have been urged by the Nigeria police to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity for swift action, ahead of the inauguration.
Bello Ahmed, the Ekiti state commissioner of police, in a statement on Tuesday, October 9, signed by the police public relations officer, Caleb Ikechukwu, in Ado Ekiti, advised residents in the state to be security conscious and desist from conducts that could result in violence during the ceremony.
The police pleaded with residents to cooperate with security personnel deployed for the ceremony and report security threats in their localities to the nearest police station.
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