An independent investigative panel led by former Irish president Mary Robinson has found the allegations levelled against the African development Bank President Akinwunmi Adesina, unsubstantiated.
A statement made available to the press said:
“The panel concurs with the committee in its findings in respect of all the allegations against the president and finds that they were properly considered and dismissed by the committee.”
On June 5, Niale Kaba, chairperson of the bureau of the board of governors, said the bureau had agreed to authorise an independent review of the committee’s report in the interest of due process and the “need to carry every governor along in resolving it”.
This came after the ethics committee cleared Adesina of any wrongdoing but the American government insisted on an independent probe.
This should now lay to rest the opposition to Adesina serving a 2nd term as president of the AfDB.