The Deji of Akure Kingdom Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II will on Saturday 11th November, 2017 install the immediate past Commandant of the National Defence College Abuja, Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi Alade as the Balogun of Akure Kingdom.
According to a press release signed by signed the Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure, Adeyeye Michael, the installation which is part of the activities scheduled for the Oyemekun festival 2017 will hold at the Ojukoto’s court of the Deji’s Palace at 10:00am
Details of the other activities of the Oyemekun festival 2017 includes Prayer service at Akure City Hall on Wednesday 8th, 2017 at Akure City Hall by 10:00am
Public Lecture to be delivered by Professors Kole Omotoso on 8th November, 2017 at Akure City Hall by 2:00pm
Cultural Day will hold at the Ua Lila’s court of the Deji’s Palace on Thursday 9th November, 2017.
Jumat service at the Akure Central Mosque by 1:00pm and a football match later by 3:00pm at the Akure Sports Stadium on Friday 10th November, 2017
Akure Carnival Day will hold on Saturday 11th November, 2017 by 11:00am at the MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure.
The festival will be rounded off with a thanksgiving service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Redemption Court, opposite Akure South Local Government Headquarters, Akure by 10:00am.
The Saturday event will be chaired by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II while the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III CFR will be the Royal father of the Day.
Other expected Royal fathers include the Osemawe of Ondo, Ewi of Ado, Attah of Ayede Ekiti, Olukare of Ikare, Abodi of Ikale, the Oloyin of Oyin Akoko, Oba Olusola Bamishile amongst others.
The Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN is expected as the Special Guest of Honor.
Other dignitaries expected include the former Governor of Ondo State, Col. Ahmed Usman (Rtd), the Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator (Dr.) Iyiola Omisore, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN and Mr. Femi Falana SAN amongst others.