Heavy Security in Ado-Ekiti as Fayemi is Sworn in Today

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Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi

By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

There is heavy security in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital as the governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, takes oath of office today as governor of the state.

The tenure of Fayemi’s predecessor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, lapsed 12 midnight on Monday.

Fayemi, will be sworn in alongside his Deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, by the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola.

The programme is expected to begin at 11.00am.

Security agencies, comprising the police, Department of State Services(DSS) , Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) and military are concentrated at Okeyinmi, Fajuyi Park and the Secretariat road, where the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, venue of the inauguration, is located .

The heavy security presence may not be unconnected with the expectation that President Muhammadu Buhari will grace the ceremony.

Vehicles conveying people to the venue are not allowed to go beyond a kilometre to the location to prevent breakdown of law and order.

Details later…