“The President Is Hale And Hearty” – Osinbajo
Posted On Feb 6, 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that he spoke to President Muhammadu Buhari
over the phone in the afternoon of the same day and that he was hale and hearty.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Osinbajo said they both spoke on the 2017 budget, the meeting with the private sector at the consultative forum on the Economic Recovery Growth Plan and also the protest by Nigerians.
“The 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.
“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. Do the test my doctors have advised me to do and will wait for the outcome of the test and know my status”.
On if he was under pressure to resign he replied, “I am not under no 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. I am absolutely not under any pressure whatsoever. The truth is that there has been no pressure from any source asking me to resign”.