Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has rejected the offer of running for the presidency.
It would be recalled that almost 28 groups had purchased and submitted the nomination form worth 100 million of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on behalf of Adesina.
Mr Adesina, in a statement on Tuesday morning, maintained that he is not running for president.
“I am very touched by all who have gone to a great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration.
“The coalition groups of youth, women, farmers, physically challenged and well-meaning Nigerians that have done this have expressed their genuine free will, political right, freedom of expression and association for my consideration, with the interest of Nigeria at heart.
“While I am deeply honoured, humbled and grateful for all the incredible goodwill, kindness, and confidence, my current responsibilities at this time do not allow me to accept to be considered.