Executive Director of Zenith Bank on Thursday led the management team of the bank to beg Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose over the controversy that has trailed the funding of his election, the governor claims.
A statement by Lere Olayinka, Mr. Fayose’s spokesperson, Thursday evening said the bank’s top management met with him and begged him to let the matter be.
“The team was led by an Executive Director, Sola Oladipo.
“When accosted by newsmen, the ED said they only came to see the governor.
“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”