President of African Development Bank(AfDB) Dr Akinwumi Adesina has declared he was deeply honoured, humbled and grateful for all the goodwill, kindness, and confidence by those urging him to contest the 2023 presidency.
He regretted that his current responsibilities at the bank would not allow him contest for the presidency.
Adesina, in a statement on Tuesday, said he remains fully engaged and committed to the mission that Nigeria, Africa and all the non-African shareholders of the African Development Bank have given him for Africa’s development.
The statement reads: “I have been extremely humbled by several calls from Nigerians at home and abroad that I should consider running for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am very touched by all who have gone to great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration.