The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns the demolition of a building belonging to the musical maestro, Yinka Aiyefele, in Ibadan, by agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Oyo state government.
The PDP describes the demolishing of the building, said to worth N800 million and which houses Aiyefele’s Flash FM and his recording studio, in spite of a court order, as horrifying, wicked and speaks volume of the insensitivity of the perpetrators.
The PDP notes that Aiyefele’s building was demolished for allegedly singing songs considered to be against the interest of the APC, 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.
The party therefore calls on all public spirited groups and individuals and groups to condemn this emerging assault on free citizens for no just cause.
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.