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Music House: Abiola Ajimobi, Yinka Ayefele, Monarchs In Peace Meeting***All The Gist




There is a saying in Yorubaland that a monarch whose palace gets burnt only ends up getting a more beautiful one.

If this will eventually apply to the case of musician Yinka Ayefele whose 800 Million Naira Music House was recently demolished by the Oyo state government remains to be seen, can reveal that a peace meeting brokered by several top individuals in the state has seen the duo of Abiola Ajimobi and Ayefele sitting down for a peace talk.

Reliable sources revealed that Ayefele’s delegation for the meeting  was led by a leading governorship aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Joseph Tegbe. Tegbe was also accompanied by David Ajiboye, a director with Yinka Ayefele Limited, and Isaac Brown, a radio host among other officials.


On Ajimobi’s contingent were the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi, the Eleruwa of Eruwa Oba Samuel Adegbola, Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiy Adekunle, Iba of Kishiland, Oba Moshood Aweda, Onpetu of Ijeruland, Oba Sunday Oyediran among others.

Also with the governor at the meeting were the Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, the Director General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Waheed Gbadamosi, who also doubles as the Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Physical Planning and Development Control, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Bolaji Tunji.

A source who spoke with, revealed that the meeting focused on a peaceful resolution of the controversies surrounding the demolition of Ayefele’s Music House located at Aare Arisekola Alao Way, Challenge Area, Ibadan.

During the meeting, the Governor was said to have expressed willingness to let the matter die a natural death, insisting that neither himself nor his government had any issue with either Ayefele as a person nor Fresh FM. He insisted that it was all about the structure housing the radio station.

Further, he said that the issue is a battle for the supremacy of rule or law and respect for the laws of the land. He therefore enjoined Ayefele and his team to mind their utterances and what people send to the public domain in their name, pointing out that that was the reason the issue had generated unnecessary heat but that such will not deter the government from doing the needful in respecting the rule of law.

Adding his voice to the barrage of pleas to the governor, the Alaafin of Oyo in a short remarks had appealed to the Governor to temper justice with mercy on the issue and allow for peaceful and amicable resolution of the matter.

The monarch was quoted to have said in the appeal that allowing sound reason to prevail without laying claim to who was right and who was wrong would help douse the tension generated by the matter and foster peaceful mutual coexistence describing Ayefele as a good son, to which the governor was said to have agreed.

Ayefele was also said to have reportedly apologize to the governor acknowledging that he erred in some ways, saying all his moves to see the governor before the eventual partial demolition was unfruitful and that he regretted not coming personally to see the governor instead of doing so in writing and by proxy. He was said to have expressed readiness for peaceful and amicable resolution of the matter in the interest of peace.What the eventual outcome of the meeting will be remains to be seen.

However, there is no gain saying that Ajimobi and his government have been at the receiving end of curses  and negative comments from both citizens of the state  and sympathizers in general.

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