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ADP hails AfDB’s independent investigation panel over Adesina, says Africans should unite



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The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has hailed the decision of Africa Development Bank’s investigative panel, for declaring the President, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina 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, was commendable.

ADP said, despite some whistleblower allegations of favouritism, which was levelled against Adesina, allegations that had been cleared earlier by the ethics committee of the bank., which the new panel has further lent credence to.

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The party said, Adesina, while serving as minister of Agriculture in Nigeria, proved his worth, selflessness, hard work and honesty, which gave rise to boom in food sufficiency in the country at that time.

His ascension to the top AfDB plum job, was due to his track record, which has greatly gave 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 Bank.

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ADP said futher 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 trade, technology, health care, Agriculture, and shore up their economic power.

The party wants PMB and other leaders on the continent to mobilize 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 deserves more of these international leadership positions to guarantee sustainable development of the huge human and material resources on the continent for the benefits of Africans and the world in general.

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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 role model.”


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