A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde, has accused the state government of being haunted by its own shadows.
Referring to threats to demolish one of the most successful radio Stations in Nigeria, Fresh FM, Makinde said that it was not unexpected because the state government was one of the few states in the federation that failed to implement the Freedom of Information, FoI, Bill.
The statement, signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade for the Seyi Makinde organisation, stated that government has been collecting tenement rate from Fresh FM for years only to come up with a disgraceful excuse to undermine press freedom which is the cornerstone of democracy.
According to the statement, “government is brought into disrepute when it responds with draconian rule to issues that it perceives are detrimental to its popularity.”
Makinde referred to the pronouncement of support for the federal government policy on ranching by the Abiola Ajimobi administration only for the same government to deny its unpopular decision days after supporting it as a sign of government inconsistencies on most matters concerning the state.