The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has hailed the decision of Africa
Development Bank’s investigative panel, for declaring the President, Mr.
Akinwumi Adeshina clean of any wrongdoing.
Akinwumi Adesina, as the president of the Africa Development Bank, has
been exonerated of all charges by the independent review panel led by
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, which the party said, it was
ADP said, despite some whistleblower allegations of favoritism, which
was leveled against Adesina, allegations that had been cleared earlier
by the ethics committee of the bank., which the new panel has further
lent credence to.
The party said, Adeshina while serving as a minister of Agriculture in
Nigeria, proved his worth, selflessness, hard work, and honesty, which
gave rise to a boom in food sufficiency in the country at that time.
His ascension to the top AfDB job, was over his track record, which has
greatly given a sharp high trajectory, in the progress recorded so far
by the continent’s bank, calling on all leaders in Nigeria and across
Africa to keep rallying around him for successful leadership at the
ADP said further that, for meaningful developments to ensue in Africa,
there must be unity of purpose, stressing that unity in diversity is
strength, and that, such will help the continent to develop along with
trade, technology, health care, Agriculture, and shore up their economic
The party would want PMB and other leaders on the Continent to mobilize
all efforts and ensure Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s bid for the top job at
the World Trade Organization – WTO succeeds. Africa and in particular
Nigeria deserve more of these international leadership positions to
guarantee the sustainable development of the huge human and material
resources on the continent for the benefits of Africans and the world in
The party equally said, it would continue to support good causes and
Nigerians who are making their fatherland proud, wherever they are
across the world. Urging young people, making great exploits in science
and technological advancement, medicine, gaming, Fintech, and other,
home and abroad to continue to do so, while charging others, to see
those doing well as a role models.