Okonjo-Iweala, who also wants to be appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), sent her best wishes via her Twitter page.
“Wonderful to hear of @akin_adesina’s re-election as president of @AfDB_Group.
“Warm congratulations to you, my brother and to Grace! I wish you another five successful years !! She tweeted.
Adesina was re-elected for another five years, following her re-election at the closing ceremony of the bank’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday.
An independent review committee had exonerated Adesina of any ethical misconduct.
The panel was set up by the Board of Governors of the AfDB, following a complaint from the United States.