By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Chairman/CEO of Yinka Ayefele Ltd, owners of Fresh FM Music House building demolished on Sunday by the Oyo state government, Dr Yinka Ayefele on Monday said his Music House building was demolished few hours after Governor Abiola Ajimobi promised to look into the matter.
Dr Ayefele stated this while addressing newsmen on the demolition of the over N800million Music House building housing the Fresh FM by the Oyo State Government.
The Fresh FM Chairman/CEO who was weeping while speaking said his wife was on her kneels last Saturday for about five hours begging Governor Ajimobi not to demolish the Music House building
with the governor “promising to look into the matter.”
“Let me also bring to your notice that that my wife was with the governor till around 3.00 a.m on Saturday. She was able to meet the governor and he assured her that the building will not be demolished and as an assurance, when she was leaving , the governor gave her $1,000”, he said
The Chairman/CEO of Yinka Ayefele Ltd while maintaining that he ought to have followed his wife to beg Governor Ajimobi if not that he was on hospital bed on Saturday said
the governor even gave his wife the sum of $1,000 when she was leaving his (Ajimobi) house.
Dr Ayefele added that he was, therefore, surprised that Oyo state government went ahead to demolish the building the few hours later, despite that Governor Ajimobi promised to look into the matter.
He however insisted that contrary to the claims by the Oyo state government that Music House building contravened Oyo state town planning law, he has all the necessary papers for the building housing his radio station, Fresh FM 105.9.
” I am so sad that all my sweet had been pulled down. I am handicapped, and I work round the clock to ensure that I did not beg. My vision was to put in place an edifice that will house radio and television stations. I paid beyond normal charges to get the approval for the building. I was shocked when they said I don’t have necessary papers”.