Unfortunate candidate in the election of 28th May that carried put the Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina at the head of the African Development Bank (ADB), Cristina Duarte foud it necessary to congratulate his opponent while reaffirming her commitment for the development of the ADB.
An extract of her statement proposed by Africa Top Success as following.
« Doctor Akinwumi Adesina, Minister for Agriculture of Nigeria, was elected on 28th May 2015 as future Chairman of the African Development Bank (ADB). I would like to congratulate him as well as the country.
At the same time, I thank all the governments and people that supported my candidacy during this competition. I humility received your support. I felt the same when I launched into this event. I would also like to thank my fellow countrymen and the government of my country that proposed me to this post. I thank as well various candidates who took part in this democratic and transparent process which allowed Africa showing the way to go. It is a victory of Africa.
It is high time we went back to work. As pan-Africanist, I shall continue to be together with ADB and contribute within the limits of my capacities to support its new chairman as well as push for necessary reforms likely to assure the status of catalyst to our bank for the change of Africa.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO