President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara are the high profile personalities expected to grace the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the 51st Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
The over one week event will climax next Monday with the presentation of staff of office by the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to the Ooni.
The monarch’s elder brother, Prince Adegboyega, who stated this while addressing a pre-coronation briefing at the palace yesterday, 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.
“On Thursday, there will be traditional worshippers’ day. A Juma’at service will hold on Friday. Also on that day, there will be a youth carnival and fashion parade.
“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”.
To ensure the full participation of residents of the state in the programme, which has been dubbed to a historic event, the Chairman, Publicity Committee, Biyi Odunlade, said December 7 has been declared a public holiday.