Hundreds of Nigerians today expressed shock after pictures surfaced online showing officials of Zenith bank kneeling down before Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose.
A man alleged to be the branch Manager of one of the Zenith bank branches in Ekiti state was pictured kneeling and begging Ekiti State governor, Ayodele.
He knelt before the governor when a team from the bank went to pay a visit to the governor following media reports that the bank denied its involvement in the funding of his 2014 gubernatorial election.
Speaking with journalists, Fayose disclosed that the bank officials came to beg him over the issue.
He said, “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.”
The team was reportedly led by an Executive Director, Sola Oladipo. It also had two zonal directors of the bank and the Ado-Ekiti branch manager.
Although the authenticity of the photos are yet to be proven, it has drawn the ire of Nigerians.
On social media, Nigerians were not too pleased with the photos and shared their thoughts.
Reuben Abati who is the Former spokesperson for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan said’ ‘Zenith bank needs to explain or clarify the issue.’
OAP, Freeze threatened to stop banking with Zenith bank and also sell his Zenith Bank shares after photos of a bank manager kneeling before Governor Fayose surfaced online.
The Governor says Zenith Bank helped in funding his election in 2014, in his bid to deny an allegation by the government linking him to a $2.1 billion arms money reportedly diverted by the former Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Earlier this week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC froze accounts operated by Fayose in Zenith bank.
He accused the EFCC of acting illegally since he enjoys constitutionally guaranteed immunity from prosecution, as a siting governor.
Zenith Bank is yet to issue a statement on the issue.
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