Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government for the support given at ensuring successful re-election of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.
Obasanjo, in what appeared to be his first official reaction since Adesina’s re-election penultimate week, also thanked some past and present African leaders for their support during the period.
The former President made these disclosures when the leadership of the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN), led by the National President, Comr. Desmond Nwachukwu paid him a courtesy call at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo who was responding to remarks made by the FIBAN President on the support given to Adesina, added that education played a vital role in the success so far made by him and other Nigerians doing the country proud in their different endeavours.
“I must commend the Federal government for the support given to him to get this second term ticket. You know that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan recommended him before this new government came on board. The government could have rejected him. So, I must commend the President for supporting him all through.
“Also, let me acknowledge and commended some of my colleagues, the 14 former Presidents in Africa for joining me immediately. I drew their attention to it. Some present Presidents also deserved commendations too”, Obasanjo said.