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Atiku Reacts As Independent Panel Clears AfDB President, Adesina




Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the exoneration of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, by an Independent Review Panel.

Naija News reports that Dr Akinwumi Adesina was cleared by the independent review panel of all whistleblower charges brought against him.

Recall the ethics committee of the AfDB had earlier cleared Adesina of any wrongdoing in the allegations of mismanagement and favouritism brought against him by a whistleblower.

Not satisfied with the outcome, however, the United States government had insisted that another review of the allegations be carried out by an independent review panel.

The panel, headed by a former Irish President, Mary Robinson has now given Adesina a clean bill of health.

“The panel concurs with the committee in its findings in respect of all the allegations against the president and finds that they were properly considered and dismissed by the committee,” a document made available by TheCable sources quoted the panel to have said.

Reacting in a post on his official Twitter page, Atiku said the exoneration means that a lie has no legs.

”The exoneration of Akinwunmi Adesina of allegations of fraud by an independent AfDB_Group review panel confirms the saying that a lie has no legs,” he wrote.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.