Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, at the weekend travelled with the Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina to support him as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
In a statement issued by the Atiku Media Office in Abuja, the support for Nigerian candidate follows a mandate from the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari that the former vice president should leverage on his contacts to lobby for Adesina.
It was stated that Atiku travelled with Adesina to South Africa where they met with President Jacob Zuma at the presidential residence in Durban.
“His Excellency, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, met President Zuma in the company of Akinwumi Adesina during which the directive of President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari was conveyed to Zuma,” it said.
“The issue of South Africa and the Southern African region’s support for Nigeria’s candidate was exhaustively discussed and well appreciated.”