Akinwunmi Adesina has been reelected as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) by the bank’s board of governors, odunews.com reports.
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.”
A few months ago, Mr Adesina was in the eye of the storm over sundry allegations of misconduct. The former Nigerian minister is seeking a second term as president of the bank.
In a petition by the group of whistleblowers, Mr Adesina was accused of 20 breaches of the bank’s code of conduct. The bank, however, found the allegations to be “frivolous”.
He was thereafter cleared of the allegations.
At the annual meeting Wednesday, Mr Adesina said he is seeking re-election with a strong sense of duty and humility.
“I do so, with humility,” he said of his re-election bid.
“I do so with a strong sense of duty and commitment and a call to serve Africa and our Bank, selflessly, to the very best of my God-given abilities.”