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“We Made History” – Akinwunmi Adesina Thanks AfDB Governors, Others For Re-Election

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The President=elect, Africa Development Bank Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has sent out his gratitude to the Bank’s Governors and others who made his re-election possible, describing the win as historic and another call to service.
Akinwunmi Adesina spoke about his re-election during the closing session of the 55th Annual Meetings of the bank which held virtually on Thursday, noting how his re-election is important and has shown him the transparency of the bank and the demonstrated weight of support behind his vision."We Made History", Akinwunmi Adesina Thanks AfDB Governors, Others For Re-ElectionOf course, right now, the sound that is the loudest in my ears is the announcement of my re-election as President of the African Development Bank for a second term. We also made history by re-electing me by 100 percent votes. via a vote, I became the first President of the bank in its history to be re-elected by 100 percent votes of all its shareholders and I am most grateful and very appreciative. It shows a very clear and strong mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision, it shows that all voices were heard, it shows that we are true to the constitutive test of our bank“, he said.
Akinwunmi Adesina then thanked the Governors of AfDB’s 81 member countries, the bank’s shareholders and members of staff for his re-election, showing gratitude for the collective trust, confidence, and support shown by the governors and the others. He noted his readiness to work closely with them for the urgent and difficult task of supporting Africa to rebuild it better, smarter, and boldly following the COVID-19 pandemic."We Made History", Akinwunmi Adesina Thanks AfDB Governors, Others For Re-ElectionIt is yet another call; a call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank. Dear governors, you steadied the bank, you stabilised the bank’s leadership, you strengthened the bank, you reinforce our collective vision, you decided for continuity to build on what we have achieved together over the past five years“, he added.
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Coming on the social media space, Akinwunmi Adesina replied the  congratulatory tweets he has received from across the continent, thanking them for the well wishes and support.
Akinwunmi Adesina thanks well wishers for congratulatory messages
Photos Credit: Twitter/Getty

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