African Development Bank President denies interest in presidential race

President of African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has cleared the air over insinuations that he will contest for the exalted office of president in next year’s general election elections.

Dr. Adesina declared that his current responsibilities at the bank would not allow him contest for the presidency.

The former Minister for Agriculture, in a statement, said he is deeply honoured and grateful for all the goodwill, kindness, and confidence by those urging him to take a shot at Aso Rock.

Dr. Adesina, noted that he remains 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.