Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, went spiritual on Thursday, asking officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to read a portion of the Bible.
Fayose has been engaged in war of words with the anti-graft agency since Monday when his personal account at Zenith Bank was frozen.
“I want to refer the APC, the Zenith Bank and the EFCC to John chapter 8 verses 6-7, which says, ‘This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. When they continued asking him, he lifted up himself and said unto them, he that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone,” the governor said in a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his spokesman.
“Let those who are orchestrating this know that failure awaits them.”
Denying the allegation that the office of the national security adviser (NSA) provided funds for his election, Fayose reiterated his earlier claim that Zenith Bank was his major sponsor.
He challenged the bank to debunk his claim, threatening to embark on “my second stage of revelations”.
“I stand with my claim that Zenith Bank Plc majorly funded my election in June 2014,” he said.
“I don’t expect an organisation like Zenith Bank to stay in a corner in matter of national concern like this and be talking.
“Rather, I expect the Zenith Bank to issue an official statement not as feeble as this one being peddled in the media so that I can begin the second stage of my revelations.
“My statement was made in the open and if I can accuse an institution like Zenith Bank in the open, I expect the institution to give official reply.”