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AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina Reveals Why He Can’t Run For Nigeria’s Presidency

Akinwumi Adesina says he is not running for the office of the president of Nigeria.

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has revealed why he cannot join the 2023 presidential race in Nigeria.

AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina Reveals Why He Can't Run For Nigeria’s Presidency

Many Nigerians have been expecting Adesina to declare for the presidency after some groups purchased and submitted the N100 million presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his behalf.

Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, the AfDB president appreciated the concern from well-meaning Nigerians but said he will not run for the presidency, adding that he remains focused on helping the mission of developing Africa economically.

Adesina said, ”I have been extremely humbled by several calls from Nigerians at home and abroad that I should consider running for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am very touched by all who have gone to great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration.

”The coalition groups of youth, women, farmers, physically challenged and well-meaning Nigerians that have done this have expressed their genuine free will, political right, freedom of expression and association for my consideration, with the interest of Nigeria at heart.

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“While I am deeply honored, humbled and grateful for all the incredible goodwill, kindness, and confidence, my current responsibilities at this time do not allow me to accept to be considered.

”I remain fully engaged and committed to the mission that Nigeria, Africa and all the non-African shareholders of the African Development Bank have given me for Africa’s development.

“I remain fully focused on the mission of supporting the accelerated development and economic integration of Africa. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

KanyiDaily recalls that Akinwumi Adesina had said that Nigeria should be restructured so that each state would control its resources and pay federal taxes or royalties for those resources.

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