The accusations that Akinwunmi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has endorsed Bola Tinubu for president have been denounced as “untrue, mischievous, and fraudulent” by Victor Oladokun, Adesina’s Senior Advisor on Communications.
Victor Oladokun, while debunking the endorsement, said;
“For the avoidance of doubt, no such statement or endorsement has been made by the President of AfDB.”
A message promoting Tinubu was linked to Adesina in a photograph that has been circulating on social media. Oladokun, on the other hand, claimed that Adesina did not make the statement.
Part of the debunked statement credited to Adesina read:
“If Senator Bola Tinubu could make Lagos the 5th richest economy in Africa and the safest State in Nigeria then be sure that he will as Nigeria President.”
Oladokun, on the other hand, disputed the endorsement, claiming that Adesina did not release the statement.