Akinwunmi Adesina Reveals Position On APC Presidential Ticket
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has rejected the chance to participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election.
Recall that a coalition of 28 groups had purchased the nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress for Akinwumi Adesina.
The group consist of Youth Arise Movement, Nigerians in Diaspora One Nigeria Group, Prudent Youth Association of Nigeria, women groups, farmers, people with disabilities and other civil society groups.
The groups raised the N100 million fee to purchase the forms for the former Minister of Agriculture.
In a statement on Tuesday, Adesina rejected the presidential nomination forms purchased for him by his supporters.
He said: “I am very touched by all who have gone to great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration.
“The coalition groups of youth, women, farmers, physically challenged and well-meaning Nigerians that have done thishave 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 honored, 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.”