Being the only presidential candidate, Akwinwumi Adesina has been affirmed as the president of the African Development Bank for a second term.
This was after he was cleared of all corruption allegations made against him by a whistleblower, which further made the United States authorities insist on the investigation.
Akinwumi Adesina had earlier told the board of governors during the AFDB’s annual general meeting, thus “At this Annual Meeting, I offer myself to you, our Governors, for your consideration for election for a second term, as President. I do so, with humility. I do so with a strong sense of duty and commitment and a call to serve Africa and our Bank, selflessly, to the very best of my God-given abilities.”