Buhari Backs Adesina’s Re-election as AfDB President
POLITICS DIGEST– The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, of Nigeria’s support in his bid to get re-elected as the bank’s president.
This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday.
The statement quoted the President as speaking at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, while hosting Adesina on a courtesy visit, where he also told the AfDB’s president that “Nigeria will stand solidly behind” him.
“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 Peoples Democratic Party Minister, and I belonged to the All Progressives Congress, 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,” Buhari said.
The President pledged that Nigeria would work with other leaders and stakeholders in the AfDB to ensure that Adesina was elected for a second term.