|Governor Fayose arriving Zenith bank premises in a Mercedes Benz classic|
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose was on Thursday at the Ado-Ekiti branch of the Zenith Bank Plc, to withdraw money from his accounts with the commercial bank. This was sequel to the Tuesday’s order by the Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti that the restriction place on the governor’s accounts should be immediately lifted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Governor Fayose who arrived the bank’s premises at about 1:20 pm went straight to the office of the Bank’s Branch manager and presented his withdrawal cheque to him. He said the court order, served on the bank on Wednesday, December 14, to unfreeze his accounts necessitated his coming. Governor Fayose’s resolve not to leave the bank premises until the time they give him the money in cash prompted the manager to produce and confirm a copy of the said court order received by the bank and acted appropriately.
The governor who left the bank with cash of N5 million, after spending two hours in the banking hall said: ” I came to the bank after serving them with the court order and I made up my mind that I won’t leave the bank until my money is given to me. And the bank has done the needful by giving me part of the money confirming that they have obeyed the court order.
“I want to thank Nigerians and my supporters for believing in our cause that Nigerians should not be oppressed. The rascality of EFCC must stop. And I want to thank the EFCC for obeying the court order. They placed order on two accounts, one has N82 million, the other has N300 million. I have collected N5 million now. I’m not closing the accounts but if they attack my accounts again, I will make trouble with them, big trouble. If EFCC is appealing the court jugdement that is their funeral. As a sitting governor my immunity is absolute just like that of the President".
|The Governor waits for the Bank manger to complete some documentation|
"They should tell EFCC to shut up. There is no authority other than the authority of the constitution of this country which I enjoy. Rubbishing the office of the governor is as the same as rubbishing that of the President because after the President, Governors are the next. It is their time now, another people’s time will come tomorrow. There is no place for dictatorship in Nigeria”.
|Governor Fayose emerges from the banking hall of Zenith bank - cash in hand|