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AfDB: ‘Adesina deserves all our support’ Peter Obi tells African leaders

Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has urged African leaders to support the embattled President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina.

Adesina is currently battling allegations of favoritism leveled against him by a whistleblower. However, the former Minister of Agriculture has maintained his innocence.

The United States government is insisting on an independent investigation after the bank’s ethics committee had absolved Adesina of the allegations.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Obi declared support for the former Minister of Agriculture to avoid consequences.

The former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also asked Africa and state governments to rally round and support the AFDB boss.

He tweeted: “For a people in search of leadership that will inspire a continent-wide transformation, Africa and its state governments need to rally round and celebrate opportunities such as been presented by Dr @akin_adesina’s presidency of the AfDB.

“We will have ourselves to blame if we miss this opportunity. Adesina deserves all of our support.”

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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