“Being Physically Challenged Not An Excuse To Break The Law” – Gov. Ajimobi On Demolition Of Ayefele’s Building
Speaking after the backlash he got for demolishing musician, Ayefele’s Music House, Governor Ajimobi said that being physically-challenged doesn’t give anyone the right to break the law.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with BBC Yoruba , the governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, said that being physically challenged is not an excuse to break the law.
The governor was reacting to the Oyo government latest action of pulling down Yinka Ayefele’s Music House building which also had a radio station, Fresh FM, which is very popular in Ibadan, the state capital.
The demolition of the building reportedly estimated at N800 million had sparked outrage, with many accusing the governor of not being sympathetic to the plight of the musician who was confined to a wheelchair after an accident.
Despite the widespread criticisms, Ajimobi did not see anything wrong in the action of his administration.
“Just like the house they said we demolished, that man didn’t obey the law, now. People are now saying because he’s physically challenged; so if one is physically challenged, then he should break the law?” asked Ajimobi who spoke in Yoruba.
“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 terrorise others? We shall pity them… But we have to obey the law.”