A retired judge in Osun State and deputy governorship candidate in the coming election in the state, Olamide Oloyede, has begun the mobilisation of funds to rebuild Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM radio that was demolished by the Oyo State Government on Sunday.
Mrs Oloyede, now deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, urged Nigerians to assist Mr Ayefele to build a better structure than the one pulled down.
“Gentlemen and ladies, it has come to my attention that the building housing Fresh FM, the business of our music maestro, Yinka Ayefele, has just been demolished.
“May I respectfully request that we all come to his aide by providing the wherewithal to put up a new structure of his desire as a legacy to Nigerians’ right to freedom of expression?
“Nothing is too little, let’s jointly ensure that the glory of the latter house is greater than that which was demolished,” she said in a statement.
Mrs Oloyede was forcefully retired after she publicly criticised Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for his alleged failure in managing the affairs of the state.
On Sunday, the demolition began around at about 6 a.m., according to residents of the area.
The Music House is said to be valued at N800 million.