Management of the Zenith Bank Plc have denied bankrolling Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s campaign for his second term in office.
According to several tweets by SaharaReporters, the bank denied funding or lending the Governor any sum of money to aid his second term campaign.
The report alleged further that the Governor, who had earlier boasted about the bank’s funding while defending allegations that funds meant for procurement of arms were traced to his Zenith bank accounts, approached the bank to conceal how the NSA funds were laundered.
It was further reported that Zenith bank had furnished the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with all documents required and requested in the agency’s investigation.
However, this move, was reported to have irked the governor, who has maintained he got funds to campaign for his re-election bid through donations and Zenith bank backing.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Gov Fayose, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi said “The management of Zenith Bank, which majorly funded my election, called me to a meeting where I was assured that fund will be provided for my election.“
Gov Fayose had earlier accused President Buhari and his wife of being corrupt after the EFCC froze his Zenith Bank accounts over allegations of his involvement in the multi billion dollars arms deal fraud.