Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AfDB President


The President of the Africa Development Bank (AFDB) Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected on Thursday via election and will serve for 5 years managing the affairs of the bank.

A committee was set up by AfDB Bureau of Governors, following a complaint by the United States. However, it was discovered that the allegation against him were properly considered and dismissed by the committee.

Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan on today,27, 2020.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development while congratulating Adesina on her official Twitter page.

Onochie tweeted:

“Our very own Akinwumi Akin Adesina has been reaffirmed as the President of the African Development Bank.

Thank you to our supportive President @MBuhari who mobilized support for our own Adesina and why not! Adesina has been proven to be above boards.”



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