AfDB: Board clears Adesina for second term as president

Akinwumi Adesina
Akinwumi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to stand solidly behind Dr Akinwumi Adesina in his bid to get re-elected as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Buhari made this known when Adesina visited state House in Abuja.

Buhari in a statement issued by its spokesman, Femi Adesina, said “In 2015, when you were to be elected for the first term, I wrote to all African leaders, recommending you for the position.

 “I didn’t say because you were a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Minister, and I belonged to the All Progressives Congress (APC), so I would withhold my support.

“I’ll remain consistent with you, because no one has faulted the step I took on behalf of Nigeria.’’


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