Gospel-Juju artiste and owner of the demolished Music House, Yinka’ Ayefele has appealed to fans and friends of Fresh FM to stay calm. He appealed to them not to cause any damage to government property in the name of protesting against the demolition.
Part of the Music House which houses Fresh FM was pulled down in the early hours of Sunday after a notice had been issued by the Oyo State Government.
Shortly after the demolition, people gathered in hundreds to sympathize with Yinka Ayefele. Members of the political class that visited included Engineer Seyi Makinde, Barrister Femi Lanlehin and Honourable Taofeek Arapaja, all governorship aspirants and Honourable Dapo Lam-Adesina, a serving House of Representatives member.
“I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude for this opportunity and experience. As we all know, Fresh FM is not an Ayefele owned company but a company owned by the general public. I’ll like to plead with everyone not to cause any casualty especially on the Ajumose bus parked around Music House. Please and please do not destroy any government property. This happened for a reason”, Ayefele said.
In an emotion laden voice, Ayefele said “let us leave everything in God’s care. And I’ll like to thank the government of Oyo State for what they have done. Where they began and where they are at the moment. Special thanks to Toye Arulogun, for he was the one who suggested the demolition. And also the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation for their support.
Finally, our program continues as usual and I’ll use this medium to beg the entire crew especially Alhaji Abolade Salami, Soul, Olalomi Amole, Yeye Agbedegbeyo, Babatunmise to stop the cry and mourning”.
Fresh FM resumed broadcast later on Sunday morning.