President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire has disclosed that Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) deserves re-election because of the great job he is doing.
Ouattara vowed to do everything possible to support his re-election bid. He further stated that the appointment of Adama Koné as the Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs is one of the steps he takes to support the re-election of Adesina.
He explained that Koné, a former minister of Economy and Finance was reappointed to represent the country as the Executive Director in AfDB to support and work for Adesina’s re-election.
Adesina who his willing to contest for the second term, had confirmed his bid at the end of the bank’s 54th annual meetings in Equatorial Guinea.
“I will run again to continue the work we started,” he said.
The AfDB president is elected by its board of governors who are made up of appointed representatives from the bank’s 80 member countries.