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Why I Won’t Run For 2023 Presidency – Adesina Disappoints Groups After Form Purchase


Why I Won’t Run For 2023 Presidency – Adesina Disappoints Groups After Form Purchase

The President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has dashed the hope of 28 coalition groups who purchased the APC N100 Million presidential form for him, anticipating his participation in the 2023 presidential race.

The groups had purchased and submitted the nomination and expression of interest forms on behalf of Adesina.

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However, giving his response in a statement released on Tuesday, the AFDB president revealed that the groups comprise of farmers, physically challenged persons, women and youths.

Adesina appreciated their kind gesture, he however maintained that he will not run for presidency as his current responsibility would not allow 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,” he said.

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