- A former governor of Oyo, Otunba Alao Akala, has given his view as to the major factor that led to the demolition of Yinka Ayefele's Fresh FM
- Akala said that it all started from a breach in communication between the state government officials and operators of the establishment
- He also spoke of intending to continue with the achievements of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, if he is re-elected as governor in the state
Otunba Alao Akala, an ex-former governor of Oyo, has blamed the demolition of part of Fresh FM structure, owned by Yinka Ayefele in Ibadan on a breach in communication between staff members of the media outfit and officials of the Oyo state government, Punch reports.
This was Akala's stance during his response to questions from newsmen after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Tuesday, September 11.
Akala stated: “I think the demolition of the radio station, was just due to a communication gap between the government and the owner of the radio station.
“And I want to tell you that; that has been resolved. I want to put it on record and I am not lying, I will tell you the truth. I own a radio station (Parrot FM, Ibadan) in Oyo State too. A similar letter was written to the radio station and it was submitted to me.
“When I saw it, I said look, go to the local level — I am talking about the management of the radio station and settle your issue. I think it was just a lack of communication and that has been resolved.”
In response to questions as to why he is seeking to return to power in the state, Akala said: “I came back because people want me to come back and I came back also because I want our party to win Oyo State.
"I don’t want Oyo State to go to any other party and I had said it when I was declaring my ambition that it is because we don’t want to toy with our chances at all.”
Alaka remarked that if he is given the chance to take back power as a governor, he would continue with the achievements of Governor Abiola Ajimobi in order to give all the people of the state a true sense of belonging.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that tears flow freely on the cheeks of residents of challenge in Ibadan as Oyo government in the early hours of Sunday, August 19, carried out its threat to demolish the Music House belonging to the music maestro, Yinka Ayefele.
The demolished house also provided accommodation for Fresh FM located at Lagos-Ibadan bypass in Challenge area of Ibadan.
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