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Monday, 27 June 2016
Zenith bank man kneeling down for Fayose identified plus Fayose and Aisha Buhari news.
The man alleged Zenith Bank staff kneeling down and begging Governor Ayo FAYOSE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.The whole saga which also came out the same week Fayose and Aisha Buhari trended in Nigeria has been baffling to say the least.
From the get go,the picture of the man kneeling down made no sense to me.They tried to put a spin on the whole thing by saying the Zenith bank officials had come to beg Fayose.But when asked on camera if they had come to apologize and beg the governor,the two Zenith bank officials had refuse to say that.One of them said,i am not a spokesman for Zenith,so i cannot answer that question.Then a day later we see a picture of a Zenith official kneeling down and begging Fayose.This explanation makes total sense and they have obviously tried to make out that the man was begging on behalf of the bank,when the man was in fact begging his god father.
Now we are learning more of what exactly happened on that day,the man Kneeling down in the picture is Bunmi Falana, a.k.a Bumshaka. Bumshaka is one of Ayo Fayose’s boys together with Goke Olatunji [G.O.K] Fayose’s P.A in the past. Goke and Bunmi were together with Ayo Fayose during the 2003 governorship struggle against the then Governor Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
When Fayose emerged as the Executive Governor of the State, he appointed Goke as Personal Assistant, while Bunmi [Bumshaka] was said to inform Fayose that he preferred a career job. Hence, he was fixed with Zenith Bank via the capacity of Fayose, and for his banking purposes.
It has been a busy few days for the controversial Ekiti state governor as Fayose news has dominated the airwaves.Bumshaka was brought in to handle all his banking transactions till 2006 when Mr. Fayose was chased out of Ekiti State Government House following his impeachment. After this regrettable rein of Mr. Fayose in 2006, Bumshaka was transferred by Zenith Bank to Ogun State until 2014 when he was expectedly transferred back to Ekiti at the commencement of the June 21, 2014 Governorship Election Campaigns in the State as requested by Gov. Fayose.
This transfer request and the promotion of the banker as the Branch Manager are parts of the conditions Gov. Fayose gave Zenith before he could have confidence in any transaction with the bank.
About the Ayo Fayose’s Election fund by Zenith Bank, Fayose strongly felt disappointed in his boy [Bumshaka]. Bumshaka showed remorse and thus he went down on his knees to beg his boss who was behind his meteoric rise in the bank.
Let the general public note that Bunmi Falana a.k.a Bumshaka begged Gov. Fayose within his individual capacity, and NOT on behalf of Zenith Bank. The way Bumshaka dramatised, by kneeling down to beg Gov. Fayose in the presence of the Zenith Bank Executives was strange. Observers are left with no choice than to be short of words
Fayose and Aisha Buhari though is another case entirely.After Fayose's account was frozen by Zenith,he cried foul and accused President Buhari's wife of being involved in an American corruption scandal involving US congressman William Jefferson.
It was alleged that a woman called Aisha Buhari had transferred $170,000 to the American congressman Jefferson.
But the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, refuted this saying the woman in question was not President Buhari's wife.
Lamorde said-“I can tell you authoritatively that the Aisha Buhari named in that case is not President Buhari’s wife,” Mr. Lamorde said when contacted Tuesday morning. “It is another Aisha Buhari entirely.“I was the director of operations at the EFCC at the time so I know about the case very well. I can tell you that it is not her (President Buhari’s wife). That much we established.”
This was the genesis of the battle between Fayose and Aisha Buhari.The Nigerian 1st lady them went on twitter calling Fayose a mad unchained dog and denying the allegations.One thing is sure,we have not heard the last of this and there's going to be more coming out on both the Zenith bank case as well as the William Jefferson American scandal.