Ekiti: Fayose is free to attend my inauguration – Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has extended
invitation to Governor Ayodele Fayose to attend his inauguration
slated for October 16, 2018, saying he is free to grace the occasion
as a leader of the state.

At a press conference addressed by the committee handling the
preparations for the inauguration ceremony in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday,
Fayemi said President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors,
particularly those of the APC extraction will be gracing the occasion.

Part of the programme lined up for the ceremony was a lecture and an
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.

Fayemi who spoke via the Chairman of the Inauguration's Media and
Publicity Committee, Mr Yinka Oyebode , 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 people
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.

Fayemi 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.

While Oni , who came second in the APC governorship primary was
challenging Fayemi over his refusal to resign 30 days to the election
as stipulated by law, Olusola had approached the tribunal seeking that
he should be declared the winner of the election, claiming that the
poll was rigged in Fayemi's favour.
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