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Obasanjo, Jonathan, 13 Ex African Presidents Back Adesina

Obasanjo, Jonathan, 13 Ex African Presidents Back Adesina

Fifteen former African Presidents on Friday declared their support for the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina following call for a fresh probe by the US.

Among them are two former Nigerian Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.

Obasanjo had in a letter dated May 26, addressed to thirteen former African leaders, sought a joint effort of the leaders to defend the Bank from being hijacked.

Obasanjo expressed worry that despite Adesina’s performance at the Bank, there were plots to frustrate his re-election slated for August this year.

In a joint statement issued on Friday, and made available to Galaxy News, the former African leaders said the African Development Bank is a pride for all of Africa, and its President, Dr. Adesina.

They noted that Dr. Adesina has taken the Bank to enviable heights; and at this critical time that Africa is battling with COVID-19, the Bank and its President should not be distracted.


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