The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the demolition of a building belonging to musical maestro, Yinka Ayefele, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
In a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led state government of carrying out the demolition.
Although the government has denied any link to the action, the opposition party described the demolition as a horrifying and wicked act despite an order of the court restraining such from taking place.
According to the party, the pulling down of the structure which is said to worth N800million and houses Ayefele’s Fresh FM and his recording studio speaks volume of the insensitivity of the perpetrators.
The statement read, “The PDP notes that Ayefele’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, called on Nigerians and various groups to condemn what it described as an “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,” it added.