Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the alleged denial
of the involvement of Zenith Bank Plc in the funding of his election in
2014, saying the bank should come out with an official statement on the
The governor was reacting to a news report in the media, claiming that the
bank had dissociated itself from the funding of his election.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado Ekiti
on Thursday, the governor said, “I stand with my claim that Zenith Bank
Plc majorly funded my election in June 2014.
“I don’t expect an organisation like Zenith Bank to stay in a corner in
matter of national concern like this and be talking.
“Rather, I expect the Zenith Bank to issue an official statement not as
feeble as this one being peddled in the media so that I can begin the
second stage of my revelations.
“My statement was made in the open and if I can accuse an institution like
Zenith Bank in the open, I expect the institution to give official reply
and not one online medium claiming sources in the bank.
“All what have been claimed to have been said by the Zenith Bank in the
media can be situated in the realm of rumour because an organisation like
Zenith Bank won’t react to issues through sources.
“And I want to refer the APC, the Zenith Bank and the EFCC to John chapter
8 verses 6-7, which says, ‘This they said, tempting him, that they might
have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and with his finger wrote on the
ground, as though he heard them not. When they continued asking him, he
lifted up himself and said unto them, he that is without sin among you, let
him cast the first stone.
“Let those who are orchestrating this know that failure awaits them