BY GLORIA USMAN, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the demolishing of the building belonging to musical maestro, Yinka Aiyefele, in Ibadan, by agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Oyo state government as horrifying, wicked and speaks volume of the insensitivity of the perpetrators.
The PDP while condemning the demolition of a building said to worth over N800 million and which houses Aiyefele’s Flash FM and his recording studio, in spite of a court order, noted the building of the FM Station was demolished for allegedly singing songs considered to be against the interest of the APC.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of th PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan stressed that this is spite of the fact that our Constitution allows all citizens right to free speech, freedom of opinion and association within the ambit of the law.
The PDP alerts Nigerians of a dangerous trend whereby the current clampdown on the media is now being extended to other public opinion moulders, including musicians and perhaps actors.
Ologbondiyan therefore calls on all public spirited groups and individuals and groups to condemn the emerging assault on free citizens for no just cause.
He said; “Nigerians must, at all time, be free to hold and canvass opinion, politically associate and aspire, as long as their actions are within the ambits of our laws.”