An Independent Review Panel has exonerated the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, of any ethical wrongdoings.
The panel was set up by AfDB Bureau of Governors, following a complaint by the United States.
It reviewed the process by which two previous organs of the Bank – Ethics Committee of the Board and Bureau of the Board of Governors – previously exonerated Adesina.
Former and serving African heads, led by ex-Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo, declared support for Adesina.
In January, sixteen allegations of ethical misconduct were leveled against Adesina by a group of whistleblowers.
But after a review, the Bank’s Ethics Committee, in March, described the allegations as “frivolous and without merit.