The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the demolition of a building belonging to musical maestro, Yinka Aiyefele, in Ibadan by the Oyo State Government.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, stating that the demolishing of the building, said to be worth N800 million is “horrifying, wicked and speaks volume of the insensitivity of the perpetrators”.
The party alleged that the house was brought down because the radio station was always “singing songs that was not in the interest of the APC”.
It stated: “The PDP notes that Aiyefele’s building was demolished for allegedly singing songs considered to be against the interest of the All Progressives Congress, even when 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.”
It further urged all public spirited groups and individuals to condemn what he described as “emerging assault on free citizens for no just cause”.
It added: “Nigerians, must at all times, be free to hold and canvass opinion,
politically associate and aspire, as long as their actions are within
the ambit of our laws.”