Thursday, 23 August 2018

Music House Demolition: Afenifere React To Ajumobi’s BBC Interview, Says it’s An Abuse Of Power


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The Demolition of music house has elicited another reaction from pan yoruba socio cultural body Afenifere effectively  after  governor Ajumobi’s Submission as he justifies the action of the government in an interview the governor granted on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).


 The Governor, in an interview with the Yoruba service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers in Ibadan, Oyo State,  said he did not see anything wrong in the demolition.



His words: “Just like the house they said we demolished, that man didn’t obey the law. People are now saying because he’s physically challenged. So, if one is physically challenged, he should break the law? “They said he employed people, are armed robbers not employers of labour too? Should we now say because armed robbers employ people, they should continue to rob and terrorize others?
We shall pity them, but we have to obey the law.

 Reacting to the demolition, Afenifere flays the Oyo State government says the demolition “smacks of high-handedness, impunity and abuse of power.” 

the Spokesperson of Afenifere in Oyo State, Mr Jare Ajayi in a statement said: “The first reason for our distress has to do with the timing of the demolition.

Weekends in Nigeria are normally work-free for government officers except for those on essential duties. To the best of our knowledge, demolishing a house that was not certified to have structural defects is not a thing that could not wait until the day of normal government business which is between Monday and Friday of the week.


 “Secondly, the case was in court and it is curious that the government which kept imploring the citizens to always follow the rule of law and go to the court rather than taking the law into their hands, itself resorted to self-help. Employing self-help is capable of engendering chaos and even violence” the body reiterated. “Actions such as the demolition of the Music House are unacceptable to Afenifere Oyo and members of the public. We demand reparation as well as an assurance that such actions that border on an abuse of power would no longer occur in our land.” 

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