Zenith Bank officials apologise to Fayose over frozen account

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti

The management team of Zenith Bank Plc has stormed Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital to apologise to Governor Ayodele Fayose, over the involvement of the bank in the funding of the June 21, 2014 governorship election of the governor.

A statement issued by one of Fayose’s aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka on Thursday said followed a reported denial by the bank that it was not part of the funding of the election.

Olayinka said the team was led by an Executive Director in the bank, Mr. Sola Oladipo who came with two zonal directors as well as the Ado-Ekiti branch manager.

When accosted by newsmen, the ED said they only came to see the governor but when asked whether the bank really dissociated itself from the claim by the governor that it was part of the funding of the election, Shola could only mutter some inaudible words.

He eventually said the spokesman for the bank was not on the team and could not say anything.

While commenting on the development, Governor Fayose said the bank officials came to beg him over the issue.

“They were begging me and that the matter should not go beyond this level. I asked them why did they go to the EFCC to tell lies. Why did they have to lie that money came from the Office of the National Security Adviser? If the money is for me why did they have to link with me what is not,” he said.

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