Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s Former Vice President has reacted to the exoneration of Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), by an Independent Review Panel.
Dr Akinwumi Adesina was cleared by the independent review panel of all whistleblower charges brought against him.
Before now, the ethics committee of the AfDB had earlier cleared Adesina of any wrongdoing in the allegations of mismanagement and favouritism brought against him by a whistleblower.
Not satisfied with the outcome, however, the United States government had insisted that another review of the allegations be carried out by an independent review panel.
The panel, headed by a former Irish President, Mary Robinson has now given Dr Akinwumi Adesina a clean bill of health.
“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,” a document made available by TheCable sources quoted the panel to have said.
Reacting in a post on his official Twitter page, Atiku said the exoneration means that a lie has no legs.
”The exoneration of Akinwunmi Adesina of allegations of fraud by an independent AfDB_Group review panel confirms the saying that a lie has no legs,” he wrote.