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Akinwumi Adesina Makes Decision on Presidential Ambition

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President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has declared that he is not running for Nigeria presidency come 2023.

DAILY REPORT NG reports that a coalition of 28 groups had claimed to have purchased and submitted the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on behalf of the AfDB.

However, Adesina in a statement issued on Tuesday, dismissed claims that he joined the 2023 presidential race.

According to him: “I am very touched by all who have gone to a great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration.

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“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.

“While I am deeply honoured, 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.

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“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,”

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