Zenith Bank Only Gave Fayose N200m After He Had Won His Election – Aluko

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A former secretary of Peoples Democratic in
Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has faulted
claims by the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose,
that Zenith Bank sponsored his governorship
election .
Aluko said during a live interview
programme on ADABA 88.9 FM that the
election was funded with cash from the
Office of the National Security Adviser under
Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) and some
contractors.

He alleged that Zenith Bank only gave Fayose
N200m after he had won the governorship
election .
He further alleged that Fayose did not have
up to N10m in his personal account before
coming out to contest in 2014, saying his
primary election was sponsored by the
Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria and
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
He said:-
“The Presidency gave us security and money;
the money was sent from a Diamond Bank
branch through an account run by Sylvan
MacNamara, a company owned by
Obanikoro.
“My boss (Fayose) said he wanted to get his
own (funds) in cash and that was why
arrangement was made to get his own in
cash and that was why such a huge amount
(N2.1bn) was ferried by plane. Obanikoro
cannot claim not to have brought the money.
“He (Fayose) chose his man, Abiodun Agbele,
to keep the money in a Zenith Bank account
and the money was lodged at Zenith Bank,
Alagbaka Branch in Akure. The transaction
was not recorded and it got to a stage when
it was discovered that the money was short
by N80m.
“This caused a crisis between Fayose and
Obanikoro who brought money thrice from
Abuja. He (Obanikoro) brought other things
apart from money which I won’t disclose
now and it was from it that N1bn was
released to INEC officials to manipulate Ekiti
and Osun polls.”

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