2023: Group picks N100 million APC presidential forms for AfDB President Adesina

THE President of African Development Bank,(AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has joined the growing list of aspirants who have picked the expression of interest and nomination forms to vie for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The One Nigeria Group, headed by Mohammed Saleh, obtained the forms on behalf of Adesina at the APC Secretariat in Abuja on Saturday, May 7.

Adesina, a strong ally of former President Olusegun Obasanjo had on several occasions faulted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration on key issues affecting the economy.


2023: Tinubu’s campaign manager dumps APC

2023: ‘South-West APC united in quest to produce next president’

Osinbajo, Tinubu, others present as South-West APC presidential aspirants meet in Lagos

2023: APC group kicks against alleged plans to present Jonathan as presidential candidate



    For instance, in a recent retreat with senior government officials in Abuja, Adesina pointed out that the country’s challenge was revenue concentration, noting that the oil sector accounted for 75.4 per cent of export revenue and 50 per cent of all government revenue.

    At the retreat, he expressed concerns that ease of doing business is still a concern in Nigeria despite numerous interventions.

    “The cost of exporting 100 tons of cargo in Nigeria is $35,000  compared to $4000 dollars in Ghana,” he said at the retreat.

    Meanwhile, sources at the APC nomination office, located at International Conference Centre, in Abuja, said the AfDB president would come on Monday to pick up the forms.

    Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement


    - Advertisement