Updated: End of the road for Zimbabwe’s candidate in AfDB race

Sadc candidate, Thomas Sakala failed to land the African Development Bank (AfDB) presidency following his elimination in the fifth round of a grueling poll to elect the bank’s eighth president.

By Ndamu Sandu

The Zimbabwean Sakala had survived the first four rounds, but his hopes melted in the subsequent stanza, ending the hopes of a region that last provided a president 35 years ago.

The late Wila Mungomba from Zambia led AfDB from 1980 to 1985.

The new president will succeed Rwandan Donald Kaberuka, who is ending his second and final term on August 31.
Three candidates Akinwumi Adesina (Nigeria), Kordje Bedoumra (Chad) and Cristina Duarte (Cape Verde) remain in the race for the top job.

Sakala went into the polls with 14,3% of the vote after Sadc agreed to field a single candidate.
Sierra Leone’s Samura Kamara was voted out in the first round.

Ethiopia’s Sufian Ahmed, Birama Sidibe (Mali) and Tunisia’s Jalloul Ayed were eliminated in the second, third and fourth rounds, respectively.

AfDB has 80 shareholders. African members constitute 60% of the total voting power. Non-African members have 40% of the total voting power.

Nigerian agriculture minister Akinwumi Adeseni was elected President of the bank.

6 Comments

  1. Good.

  2. AlphonseSMcLaren

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  3. Bingo wokwa Gutu

    I did say it from the start, the contagion of Mugabe and ZANU PF’s shadow was gonna do him down. Who in their right sense would want a guy from a patronizing failed state to run a bank of this level. Because of the Mugabe contagion even professionals suffer because they are either looked at with suspicion or they are marginalized when it comes to the benefits package simply because they are looked at as being desperate! Until the goblin dies we will suffer untold misery, the evil short goblin seems unwilling to die but die it will!

  4. Jamengweni Godonga

    Luckily Sakala attained his degrees before khulu Bob started dishing them out like confetti. Kkkkkkk Dr Chiwenga, Dr Marufu (or is it Mugabe) gore rino ticha onerera nana Dr chino & Dr icho. With our surnames sizakufa singazanga satshaywa inkanda lidlozi since the very strict rules to acquire degrees apply.

  5. AnthonySKelly

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  6. As long as Zimbabwe is ruled by Bob, no Zimbabwean will win the AFDB Presidential election. Remember Simba Makoni in 2005 being told openly that, “You have all the necessary qualifications & experience to land the AFDB presidential post but the fact that you come from Zimbabwe wc is currently being ruled by Bob, speaks volumes about your failure 2 qualify for the post.

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