Akinwumi Adesina Re-Elected As AfDB President

by Duke Magazine

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been reelected.

Adesina, who returned unopposed, formally requested for a second term as AfDB president, saying he was “doing it with an acute sense of duty and commitment. I do it to serve Africa and our bank, in an unbiased way, to the best of the abilities that God has given me.”

Adesina was exculpated of controversial corruption charges after facing questions from a panel on the affairs of AfDB

An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish president, Mary Robinson, has cleared the beleaguered leader of the African Bank of Development (AfDB) of corruption, according to a report obtained by AFP.

 Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow ties, became the first Nigerian to helm the AfDB in 2015. Meanwhile, it could be recall that a 15-page report earlier this year claimed that under his watch, the bank had been tarred by poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment and favouritism.

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