The governorship aspirant of the PDP in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde, has commended the peace talk between Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the owner of the demolished radio station, Fresh FM, Dr Yinka Ayefele.
The politician however, regretted the trauma to which the staff of the station and the populace were subjected since last Sunday.
In a statement issued by the Seyi Makinde Organization and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said the governor put the cart before the horse by committing a moral and legal recklessness before looking for ways to redeem himself.
The governorship aspirant said he, like millions of others was emotionally assaulted when the governor committed a taboo in Yorubaland two days ago, by mocking the disability of the young successful Entrepreneur. Makinde then asked, who now pays for the destruction of the property and the equipment destroyed by the governor’s midnight bulldozers?
According to Makinde, the least the governor could do is to compensate the radio station and offer unreserved apologies not only to Fresh FM, but indeed to the traumatized masses who wathced with consternation, the show of executive shame that should never find a space in the pace setter state.
Makinde said that the disgusting display of power in the last five days is another potent reason why a strong, sensitive and decent personality must be voted for rather than voting along party lines and consideration.
Meanwhile, Ajimobi held a peace talk with Ayefele on Thursday at the governor’s office, Secretariat, Ibadan. The meeting, it was gathered, was facilitated by Prof. Joseph Tegbe, a leading governorship aspirant in the 2019 general elections under the APC platform.
World Street Journal gathered that the meeting was meant to find a common ground between the government and the popular gospel musician in resolving the impasse. An impeccable source close to the governor’s office confided in WSJ that the APC was embarrassed by the governor’s action and utterances since the demolition exercise was carried out on Sunday.
It was learnt that the meeting was willynilly agreed to by the governor in order to explore its outcome to do some damage control in the political space. The governor, who was initially recalcitrant, it was gathered, had to concede to Tegbe on the need to placate the people, particularly, the residents of Ibadan and Oyo State in general who were miffed that the governor could be so insensitive to the feelings of the people by demolishing the building that houses Fresh FM radio station.
Our source however, noted that the matter could resolved out-of-court thereby, making the next hearing on the case in court next month a mere academic exercise.