Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed support for the current President of African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to contest the 2023 presidential race.
A competent source close to the former President confirmed this Sunday night, may 2,2021.
The move comes as the former Head of State reportedly failed to convince Governor Aminu Tambuwal to run in 2023 because two of them, who are his political sons, are keen on the presidency. “But it is also clear that Baba is trying hard to put up structures for another political son of his, that is the current African Development Bank President, Adesina, under the Peoples Democratic Party since it is clear to him that the North would not support his candidates for the posts. Obasanjo’s push for the AfDB top brass might not fly as intended as two former heads of state, who he sold the idea to, are reported to have kicked against the move, which they believe would scupper the political arrangement, which favours Igbo Presidency and the Ahmed Tinubu project.
The former President is said to have approached the two former colleagues to secure their support for the hosting of a security summit that would involve major ethnic nationalities and political leaders with a view to recommending solutions to the current security challenges in Nigeria.