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AfDB: Buhari recruits Atiku to lobby Zuma for PDP’s Adesina



President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched former vice president Atiku Abubakar to South Africa to lobby President Jacob Zuma to support the candidacy of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, a member of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet as President of the African Development Bank

According to the statement by Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari asked Atiku to leverage on his close relationship with Zuma to lobby for the emergence of Adesina for the post.

Buhari, who backs the candidacy of Adesina, had last month conveyed his support to the President of Ghana, John Mahama, when the two leaders met in Abuja.

Atiku and Adesina
The statement stated that Atiku travelled with Adesina to South Africa over the weekend, where the two met with President Jacob Zuma at the Presidential Residence in Durban.

“His Excellency former Vice President Atiku Abubakar met President Zuma in the company with Dr Akinwumi Adesina during which the directive of Buhari was conveyed to Zuma.

“The issue of South Africa and the Southern African region’s support for Nigeria’s candidate was exhaustively discussed and well appreciated”, the statement read in part

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  1. Apachee zooma

    May 3, 2015 at 5:54 am

    The dynamics of change! May we, as a people, continue to find common grounds to agree for the progress of our country and the black race.

  2. YouDunno!

    May 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    make this guy ‘tuo gi down’ and wait till May 29th before all these na…abi na proactiveness b all these ones? thats not the way i see it though

  3. Sexymama

    May 5, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I support Adesina’s candidacy as he was one of the few people in Jonathan ‘s cabinet who held his head high. Guess not being a politician helps.

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