Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank President for a second five-year term.
The election took place electronically on Thursday at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank.
Adesina’s reappointment on Thursday at the helm of the 56-year-old bank is considered a formality as he is the sole candidate, Lespanafricaines reports.
The head of the African bank had appealed on Wednesday for a second term in office after a months-long storm over alleged corruption and poor governance that ended after he was cleared in an independent probe.
More to follow.