Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said President Buhari is hale and hearty,
adding that the president’s health status is an issue only him would
discuss at the appropriate time.
Speaking to State House reporters after a close door meeting with the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday, the Acting President said
the he had a telephone conversation with Buhari earlier.
President is hale and hearty. 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
“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.”
On whether he was under pressure to resign from office, he said: “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 .
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.