Buhari, Queen Elizabeth, 20 govs to attend Ooni’s coronation
Her Majesty the Queen of England, Elizabeth Alexandra; President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); and governors from at least 20 states, ministers and other dignitaries are expected to attend the coronation of the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
The Chairman, Media Committee of the coronation, Mr. Biyi Odunlade, said this at a press conference that started a series of activities lined up for the coronation scheduled to hold on December 7.
The over one week event will climax next Monday with the presentation of staff of office by Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The monarch’s elder brother, Prince Adegboyega, said invites have been sent to 27 governors, members of the National Assembly and other dignitaries.
He said: “There will be a coronation carnival round the town today. Tomorrow, there will be artistes’ coronation day.
“A football match between Ajiroba FC and Shooting Stars of Ibadan is scheduled for Saturday.
“On Sunday, there will be an interdenominational service at Enuwa Square and inauguration of Ife Resorts.
“The grand finale is on Monday with the presentation of staff of office.
“The programme will be rounded off on December 13 with a thanksgiving service at St. Saviour Anglican Church, Ayegbaju, Ile-Ife.”
The Chairman, Publicity Committee, Biyi Odunlade, said December 7 has been declared a public holiday to allow residents participate in the programme.
According to Odunlade, the event will be historic.