Fayose, Akeredolu, Oyetola, and among others has arrived for Oyebanji’s inauguration.
The Nation reports that Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu; his Osun counterpart Gboyega Oyetola; ex-Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose and other dignitaries have arrived the Ekiti Parapo Pavillion, the venue for inauguration of the Ekiti Governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji.
Oyebanji with his deputy, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye would be sworn into office by Ekiti Chief Judge Justice, Oyewole Adeyeye.
Other dignitaries already seated at the venue of the event include the Minister of Trade Industry and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; the outgoing Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Ekiti Speaker Funminiyi Afuye and former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonsakin.
Other are former Chief of Army Staff, Azubike Iherijika; the Special Adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on Political Matters Senator Babafemi Ojudu; Osun Deputy Governor Adegboyega Alabi who represented Oyetola; Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi among other dignitaries in attendance.
The tenure of Oyebanji’s predecessor, Dr Kayode Fayemi lapsed 12 midnight after the expiration of his tenure, paving way for the new helsman to take over reign of power for the next four years.
Fayemi will handover the reign of power to Oyebanji who is former Secretary to the State Government and candidate of the All Progressive Congress,emerged victorious in the June 18 governorship poll.
Oyebanji scored 187,057 votes to defeat its closest rival, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party, who garnered 82,211 votes, People’s Democratic Party, Otunba Bisi Kolawole who got 67,457 votes and 13 other contestants who participated in governorship election.
The Ikogosi-Ekiti born astute politician ascending the plum seat will break the aged-long jinx of recycled leadership and offer a platform for a thoroughbred local politician and “homeboy” to rule Ekiti for the first time.