Earlier this week, it was reported that a radio station/music house property owned by Yinka Ayefele, which is estimated at over N800m was going to be demolished by the Oyo State government.
The notice Yinka Ayefele was served, read:-
“Having failed to comply with the earlier stop work/quit/ contravention notice (s) served on your development or as your structure is found to be structurally defective/poses danger or constitutes a nuisance to the occupier or the general public, you are hereby ordered to vacate the site and remove the structure thereon within three days, failure of which the government shall effect the removal and commence legal action against you in accordance with Section 43 of the law.”
Reacting to the development, Yinka Ayefele who spoke to Punch through his publicist David Ajiboye, said that the demolition of the edifice which houses his radio station and music studio is politically motivated.
“We don’t see it as a threat; instead we see it as a challenge because the planned demolition of the music house is politically motivated. When the governor visited the studio in 2016, he said people told him to demolish the building because Ayefele was not in his camp. The building was approved in June 2008 as a business premise; that is over 10 years ago,” he said.
He also quoted verbatim the statement made by Ajimobi when he visited the studio in October 2016:-
“I want to use this opportunity to thank God for the ability to be here because when we contested the first time and won, a lot of people came to meet me to destroy the music house because Ayefele is not for us and he is always using songs to insult us.
But I didn’t see any reason why I should demolish it because I felt if Ayefele is not for us now, he may be for us later. I am happy today that Ayefele is beside me now and I pray that the business will keep flourishing and this is the best studio I have seen in Oyo State.”