Former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Alao Akala said gap in communication between Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi and the owner of fresh FM, Ibadan, Yinka Ayefele, caused the demolition of the property.
Akala stated this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists shortly after he returned his nomination and expression of interest form to contest governorship election under the party platform in the 2019 general election.
Recall that the Oyo State Government had on Sunday, August 19 stormed and demolished the Music House from which the Fresh FM belonging to the wheel chaired ridden popular Gospel Musician, Yinka Ayefele operated.
The former Governor said: “I think the radio station demolition was just due to communication gap between the government and the owner of the station.
“I want to tell you that the feud has been resolved and I want to put it on record and I am not lying, I will tell you the truth. I own a radio station in Oyo State too. 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; settle your issues. It was the same date; the same thing was on my own. I think it was just lack of communication and that has been resolved”, he said.
Responding to a question why he wants to come back as Oyo State governor, 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”.
Otunba Alao Akala was a one time Deputy Governor and later Governor of Oyo State between 2003- 2006 and 2006 -2011 respectively.