'Buhari is hale and hearty' - Osinbajo says, denies he is under any pressure to resign

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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.

"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" 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."

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 ."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.