The president of the African Development Bank (AFDB) and former minister of agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has joined the 2023 presidential race.
Adesina on Saturday picked the expression of interest and nomination forms at N100 million to contest the party’s presidential primary ahead of the 2023 polls.
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A coalition of groups, including the Youth Arise Movement, Nigerians in Diaspora, One Nigeria Group, Prudent Youth Association of Nigeria, women groups, farmers, people with disabilities and other civil society groups picked the forms for him.
The coalition is headed by Mohammed Saleh of the One Nigeria Group, who disclosed that they raised N100 million to pay for Adesina’s forms.