Akinwunmi Adesina on Thursday was re-elected as the President of the Africa Development Bank.
Adesina, a former minister of agriculture in Nigeria was the only candidate vying for the position. He was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the reelction of Adesina in congratulatory tweet.
Onochie wrote, “Our very own Akinwumi Akin Adesina has been reaffirmed as the President of the African Development Bank.
Akinwumi Adesina had been accused by whistleblowers in a 15-page report earlier this year mismanaging the bank, poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment and favouritism.
This had put the possibility of his re-election in jeopardy as there calls, especially from the United States for an independent panel to investigations even after the bank’s in-house team had cleared him of all wrongdoing.
However, an independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish president Mary Robinson, in July cleared of all corruption charges.