A coalition of 28 groups which procured an All Progressives Congress (APC) pesidential nomination and expression of interest forms for Aminwumi Adesina says it didn’t have the consent of the African Development Bank (AfDB) president to purchase the documents.
According to the coalition, 24 hours after paying for the forms, it has not been able to reach the banker.
It, however, said Adesina remains the best man for the job and that the groups needed to procure the forms to meet with relevant deadlines before trying to convince Mr Adesina.
“I am one of the group leaders of this team of 28 groups that have been working tirelessly and consulting across the country and even outside the country to ensure that we get him to come and obey the clarion call,” Babatunde Ademola, a leader in the coalition, said on Sunday.
“I will tell you significantly that we have tried to reach out to him, we have sent messages; we have looked at any way we will get across to him. We have not gotten any definite response from him.
“However, because we know the Constitution of Nigeria is very clear, and the act that governs the umpire for electioneering is also clear, and we know that the timing is not on our side and we believe that for such person after we have looked at the situation of this country, we need Dr Adesina to come and solve Nigeria’s problem and because of this, we have put our resources together.
“We know that he is not available, right now. We have been trying to reach him, but when we get him we will inform you.”