Adesina re-elected for 2nd term as AfDB President

Adesina re-elected for 2nd term as AfDB President

<p class="">Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has been re-elected to serve for a second term of five years.</p>

<h1>The election which was monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) took place electronically on Thursday during closing ceremony of the virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the bank.</h1>

<p class="">A source told NAN that all the delegates unanimously voted for <strong>Adesina </strong>but details had not been made known officially.</p>

<p class="">Adesina’s reappointment at the helm of the 56-year-old bank was formalised during the AGM because he was the sole candidate.</p>

<p class="">The AfDB boss faced with corruption allegations and subsequently cleared by ethics committee of the bank, bureau of board of directors while the Independent Review Panel also exonerated him.</p>

<p class="">The Independent Review Panel was constituted by the Bureau of Governors of the Bank, following a complaint by the United States, to review the process by which two previous organs of the Bank – the Ethics Committee of the Board, and the Bureau of the Board of Governors had previously cleared Adesina.</p>

<p class="">The three-member Independent Review Panel was headed by <strong>Mary Robinson</strong>, who is a former President of the Republic of Ireland, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.</p>

<p class="">Meanwhile at the opening ceremony of the AGM on Wednesday, Adesina presented himself officially to Governors and other stakeholders for re-election.</p>

<p class="">“<em>At this Annual Meetings, I offer myself to you, our Governors, for your consideration for election for a second term, as President.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“I do so, with humility, 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”</em> he said.</p>

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