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My election was funded by Zenith Bank, donors; not Obanikoro, Dasuki – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has disclosed how his election
was funded two years ago by the Zenith Bank Plc, fund raising,
donations from friends and associates as well as sales of campaign
souvenirs, saying; "I have no financial transaction whatsoever with
the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Col Sambo
Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of State for Defence,
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro either by cash, cheque or electronic transfer."
The governor is reacting to the allegation linking him to money
allegedly diverted by Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of
State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro which has resulted to
frozen of his account.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the
governor challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) to publish statements made by Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, his
son or any other person associated with money from the NSA office
where they claimed they gave him money for the election, adding that
"EFCC is only acting a movie scripted, produced and directed by the
All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Mohammadu
Buhari just to silence me being a major opposition voice in the

The governor challenged the president's wife to visit the United
States of America to convince Nigerians that she was not the Aisha
Buhari mentioned in the judgment, convicting William

He said; "it is on record that the President has visited USA three
times and his wife did not travel with him. Equally, she ought to have
visited USA last year September to chair a United Nation programme but
she sent wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki to represent

The governor 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. I was asked to nominate a
trusted ally to be relating with and I nominated Mr Abiodun Agbele.

"All the payments into Abiodun Agbele's account domiciled in Zenith
Bank were directly from Zenith Bank. In actual fact, the account was
opened by Zenith Bank hurriedly at that time and Abiodun Agbele's
identity card which ought to have been collected before the account
was opened was only collected last week in the bank's desperation to
perfect the account obviously after submitting to the intimidation and
harassment of the EFCC.


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