Gen Buhari Lobbies For Akinwumi Adesina As ADB President

General Buhari has communicated his backing of Dr. Adesina’s candidacy to the Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, who is the current chairperson of the ECOWAS.

In a statement signed by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of APC Presidential Campaign, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday quoted General Buhari to have said that his support of Dr. Adesina’s candidacy was not just because he was Nigerian.

According to the Statement General Buhari said “Dr. Adesina has a proven track record in a career that predates his position as Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development."

He added that Dr. Adesina had years of experience of working in Francophone and Anglophone countries, and a passion to help eradicate poverty in Africa by reducing unemployment and inequality among African youth. 

He further Said "Dr. Adesina is also an agricultural development expert with 24 years of experience in developing and managing successful agricultural Programmes across Africa."

"Until his appointment as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2011, he was the Vice President, Policy and Partnerships Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

"Additionally, he has held senior leadership positions in a number of agricultural institutions in the world."


On hearing Gen Buhari has supported his candidacy, Dr Adeshina quickly deleted a tweet he made on 2 March 2015, wherein he attacked the personality of Gen Buhari as being corrupt in the heat leading to the Presidential Election which Buhari eventually won. The deleted tweet already screen-printed and archived is a captioned below:

When people were hired to fight dirty campaigning for the outgoing President Jonathan online - same message; different sources:

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