Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and outgoing Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adeshina met with South African President, Jacob Zuma yesterday. According to a statement by the former VP’s office, Atiku is in South Africa on the instance of the President-elect, Buhari, to commence lobby for the candidacy of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
“His Excellency former Vice President Atiku Abubakar met President Zuma in the company of Dr Akinwumi Adesina during which the directive of President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari was conveyed to Zuma,” the statement said. “The issue of South Africa and the Southern African region support for Nigeria’s candidate was exhaustively discussed and well appreciated.” the statement read in part
Ads - Advertise Here