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No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by Magicians: 9:54am On May 30, 2020
Former African leaders have thrown their weight behind the embattled President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, stating that no nation has veto power over the Bank, and no nation should have such power.

Recall that the United States of America, USA, during the week, called for an independent probe of Adesina. However, the African leaders, in a statement, on Friday, said: “No nation, regardless of how powerful, has veto power over the African Development Bank, AfDB, and no nation should have such power.”

The joint statement was signed by former Presidents, such as like Chief Olusegun Obasanjo(Nigeria), Boni Yaya(Benin Republic), John Kufour(Ghana) and Hailemariam Desalegn(Ethiopia) among others.

Other African leaders that signed the statement include Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, Liberia; Joyce Banda, Malawi; Joaquin Chissano, Mozambique; Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria; Mohammed Marzouki, Tunisia; Benjamin Mkepa, Tanzania; and Tandja Mamadu, Niger.

The statement was also endorsed by former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete; Rupiah Banda, Zambia and Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa.

They said the Chairman of the Board of Governors, based on the report of the Ethics Committee, had earlier declared Dr. Adesina exonerated. They also asked all concerned to respect the rules, procedures and governance structures of the Bank.

According to the elders, they were concerned with the recent developments at the Bank, where some whistleblowers alleged that Adesina violated the Banks’ Code of Ethics, though he has firmly and consistently declared his innocence of the allegations.

The Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors, a legal oversight body of the Bank, made up of representatives of shareholders, had cleared Dr. Adesina of all 16 allegations, declaring them as baseless and unsubstantiated and exonerated him completely.

The former African leaders said at this critical time that Africa is battling with COVID-19, the Bank and its President should not be distracted.

According to them, “differences will always occur, but we urge all shareholders work together. All shareholders should work with mutual respect, and honour the rules and procedures of the Bank and its governance systems that have served it well for 56 years.

“No nation, regardless of how powerful, has veto power over the African Development Bank, AfDB, and no nation should have such power.” They are of the opinion that Dr. Adesina Akinwumi was doing a remarkable job in steering the organisation.

“The Bank announced a $10 billion crisis response facility to support countries in Africa. The Bank also successfully launched a $3 billion ‘Fight COVID-19 social bond’, the largest ever US dollar-denominated bond in world history,” they noted.

The former African leaders said that powered by Adesina’s vision and leadership, the shareholders of the Bank from 80 countries all approved a general capital increase of $115 billion for the Bank, the largest in its history since establishment in 1964.

They said: “The Bank has been doing a lot for women, with a $3 billion fund to provide access of finance to women, supported by G7 countries and Africa.

“Across the continent, the Bank’s presence and work have been highly visible and impactful.

“In less than five years, the Bank’s High 5 agenda has impacted over 333 million people, from access to electricity, food security, access to finance via the private sector, improved transport and access to water and sanitation.

“The Bank has maintained its stellar AAA rating among all global rating agencies. The shareholders of the Bank have all played very important roles in supporting the Bank to achieve these impressive results.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/05/no-nation-has-veto-power-over-afdb-african-leaders-back-adesina/

Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by Throwback: 9:56am On May 30, 2020
Quite strong, but no link to the source?
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by Felyyaks(f): 10:00am On May 30, 2020
US will always want to have control of Africa's economy
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by Magicians: 10:02am On May 30, 2020
This is how to fight back with politics the USA is using not allow Ipob push you where dem push Obaseki.
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by 143WaZoBia: 10:32am On May 30, 2020
Ex presidents? What happens to ruling presidents?
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by festacman(m): 10:52am On May 30, 2020
Yes
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by omonnakoda: 10:58am On May 30, 2020
143WaZoBia:
Ex presidents? What happens to ruling presidents?
That is beneath their office.


Obasanjo has built influence over the years
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by seunmsg(m): 11:00am On May 30, 2020
This is the way to go. Africa must come together and speak with one voice on this matter.
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by 143WaZoBia: 11:01am On May 30, 2020
omonnakoda:

That is beneath their office.


Obasanjo has built influence over the years
Ok. I understand
Re: No Nation Has Veto Power Over Afdb, African Leaders Back Adesina by omoharry(f): 11:51am On May 30, 2020
United we stand and divided we fall.Nice one from the African leaders.This is the way to go.

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