VP Osinbajo Speaks About President Buhari Health Status


After much pressure to resign and protest by the people of Nigeria regarding the whereabout of current President Muhammadu Buhari, Yemi Osibanjo who is not the acting president - on Monday reached out and saying "The President is hale and hearty."

Osinbajo spoke with State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) John Oyegun and the special adviser on political affairs to the President, Babafemi Ojudu.

"I spoke to the President just this afternoon and we had a warm conversation. He was interested in knowing about the budget process and how far we have gone and the meeting today with the private sector and the economic recovery growth plan and I informed him about the protest march and feedback about what people are saying about the economy. He is in good shape" he said.

"Just like he said in his letter to the National Assembly he needs to go for a cycle of test and once he sees the test results and gets medical advice, we expect him very soon.

"I think that the health status of Mr President is an issue that only Mr President would discuss at the appropriate time . Again he is running test and all of that. Before you will be able to determine your health status you must be able to say this is my health status. I have to do the test my doctors have advised me to do and will wait for the outcome of the test and know my status."

The Acting President also used the opportunity to dispel rumor that he was being asked to resign from office. "I am not under any pressure to resign. I was voted for by the people of this nation, myself and Mr President and so the people of this nation have not asked us to resign," he said.

"I am absolutely not under any pressure whatsoever. The truth is that their have been no pressure from any source asking me to resign," he added.


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