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Adesina pulls out of Presidential race, give reason



The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, has given reasons he can’t run for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2023.

He gave the reasons in a statement on Tuesday titled, ‘Statement by Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank’.

PlatinumPost reports that a support group had purchased and submitted the N100m Presidential form of the All Progressives Congress for the top banker last week.

In the statement, Adesina said his current responsibility as the AfDB’s president wouldn’t make him available to contest Nigeria’s presidency.

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The statement read, “I have been extremely humbled by several calls from Nigerians at home and abroad that I should consider running for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I am very touched by all who have gone to a great extent, with such tremendous sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy of being proposed for potential consideration.

“The coalition groups of youth, women, farmers, physically challenged and well-meaning Nigerians that have done this
have expressed their genuine free will, political right, freedom of expression and association for my consideration, with the interest of Nigeria at heart.

“While I am deeply honoured, humbled and grateful for all the incredible goodwill, kindness, and confidence, my current responsibilities at this time do not allow me to accept to be considered.

“I remain fully engaged and committed to the mission that Nigeria, Africa and all the non-African shareholders of the African Development Bank have given me for Africa’s development”.


Adesina Resignation Letter

Adesina Resignation Letter


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