Daily Metro News NG
The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has expressed his appreciations for the honour, goodwill, kindness, and confidence reposed on him by those urging him to contest the 2023 presidency.
But he regretted that his current huge responsibilities at the apex bank in Africa would not allow him the space to contest for the presidency.
Dr. Adesina, in a statement on Tuesday, said he remains fully engaged and committed to the mission that Nigeria, Africa and all the non-African shareholders of the African Development Bank have given him for Africa’s development.
Adesina’s statement reads: “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 great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration.
“I remain fully focused on the mission of supporting the accelerated development and economic integration of Africa. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. May God bless Africa.”
A support group of Nigerians in the Diaspora bought and submitted the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential nomination form for Adesina, which he has rejected.