Fayose begins spiritual, legal battle over frozen bank account

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday, said “failure awaits” the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and those orchestrating his investigation as well as freezing of his account with Zenith Bank.

The governor maintained that Zenith Bank funded his election campaign in June 2014 in a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his spokesman.

“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. 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.”

Meanwhile, Fayose has indicated his intention to go to court over the freezing of his account by the EFCC.

Punch Newspapers reports that an Abuja-based lawyer has already been briefed to institute a legal action on behalf of the governor.

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