June 22, 2016

Fayose: It was Zenith Bank, not Dasuki that funded my campaign

Fayose: It was Zenith Bank, not Dasuki that funded my campaign
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has hit out hard at the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as Zenith Bank over the freezing of his Zenith bank account over its alleged involvement in the notorious Dasuki arms scandal.

A statement released by Fayose today read:

“I have no financial transaction whatsoever with Dasuki and Sen. Obanikoro either by cash, cheque or electronic transfer. 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.

“I wish to state further that if it becomes evidently clear that those who willingly provided money for my election can no longer stand by what did, may be because of threat from the EFCC, I will not hesitate to name names.

“EFCC is only acting a movie scripted, produced and directed by the APC just to silence me being a major opposition voice. Since we are now in the era in which financial assistance from Nigerians to fund elections is being criminalized, the international community, especially those funding EFCC must insist that the commission probes the funding of APC elections before further funds are released to the commission.
“Most importantly, Nigerians are interested in the $60m allegedly donated to the APC campaign by Sahara Energy, on which EFCC has been forced to suspend investigation.

“What they are doing now is part of their grand plots to intimidate and harass me into submission but I am not someone that can be cowed by threats of incarceration and death. I advise that they should keep their gun pounder dry and wait till the end of my tenure in 2018 and I want to assure them that I will be available to answer any of their questions, no matter how unreasonable.

“Furthermore, Nigerians should know that I have been persecuted by the EFCC before and I came out victorious. I was not only acquitted, I got N10m judgment against the EFCC and my impeachment that was orchestrated by the EFCC was quashed by the Supreme Court.

“On the alleged involvement of Aisha Buhari in the Williams Jefferson scam, it is on record that the President has visited USA 3 times and his wife did not travel with him. Equally, she ought to have visited USA last year September to chair a UN programme but she sent wife of the Senate President, Toyin Saraki to represent her.”

  Share on Google+
Latest updates