Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 Presidential race under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi has declared his support for the President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.
Obi in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Friday, May 29 urged the people of Africa and its governments to back Adesina in order to avoid unpleasant happenings in later days.
Naija News recalls that some notable political public figures in Nigeria had given their support to the embattled president of the African Development Bank.
Also, the federal government has lent its voice on the allegation, speaking via the Minister of Finance, National Budgeting, and planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Federal Government opposed the decision of the board of the African Development Bank to conduct an independent investigation into allegations against the bank’s President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.
Reacting to the development, Peter Obi took to the Twitter street to say, “For a people in search of leadership that will inspire a continent-wide transformation, Africa and its state governments need to rally round and celebrate opportunities such as been presented by Dr @akin_adesina’s presidency of the AfDB
“We will have ourselves to blame if we miss this opportunity. Adesina deserves all of our support.“
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has described President Muhammadu Buhari‘s leadership style in the past one year as an irreversible road to development.