Former President Olusegun Obasanjo , on Monday , commended the President , Major General Muhammed Buhari (retd . ), and other past African leaders for the support which led to the successful re – election of the President of the African Development Bank , Dr Akinwunmi Adesina .
Obasanjo , in a statement by his media aide , Kehinde Akinyemi , said this when the leadership of the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters ’ Association of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence in Abeokuta , Ogun State .
The former President added that education played a vital role in the success so far made by Adesina and other Nigerians doing the country proud in their different endeavours .
The statement read in part , “ I must commend the Federal Government for the support given to him (Adesina ) to get this second term ticket .
You know that the former President , Goodluck Jonathan , recommended him before this new government came on board. The government could have rejected him . So, I must commend the President for supporting him all through .
“ Also , let me acknowledge and commend some of my colleagues , the 14 former Presidents in Africa , for joining me immediately I drew their attentions to it . Some present Presidents deserve commendation too . ”