AfDB: Nigerians rally support for Adesina in #IStandWithAkinwunmi campaign on Twitter

AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina, during his visit to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja

In the wake of the current controversy over the whistle blower’s corruption allegations levelled against Mr Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Nigerians and other well-meaning followers around the globe are passing goodwill messages.

Adesina had been exonerated of all accusations by the AfDB Ethics Committee, but the insistence of the United States, a non-regional member country, calling for an independent probe is heightening tension in this premier supranational development institution for Africa, which had hitherto been peaceful.

The current AfDB president, already rounding off his five-year tenure, is enjoying a consensus agreement from all regional member countries of AfFB, who have ratified him as the only candidate for another five-year second term.

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Now, in a show of solidarity, Nigerians and other friends of Adesina globally have taken to the social media to declare their support in a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #IStandWithAdesina.

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