Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted to claims that she intends to contest for the position of the World Bank president.
While addressing the claims, Okonjo-Iweala said she isn’t surprised about the assertion, as her 2012 ambition would naturally make convince people into believing she would declare her candidacy this year.
Though she didn’t rule out the possibility of contesting or emerging as the president of World Bank, but Okonjo-Iweala told Richard Quest of CNN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that she hasn’t declared her candidacy for the position.
“I know that, because I contested the last time in 2012, and many people were asking that question. It is a shareholder’s decision and they have to decide how they want it. Someone has to nominate. “If the right person were to nominate, and if the circumstances are right and people feel I can do the job, yes!”
“No I have not declared my candidacy, you asked a hypothetical question and I answered it fairly. I’m very happy right now, and I just want you to know that I’m enjoying life for a change for a portfolio of what I like.”