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I am not under pressure to resign, says Osinbajo

By Tonye Bakare   |   07 February 2017   |   9:36 am
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Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo Monday said he was no under pressure to resign from his post, addressing rumours for the first time that he was pressured by a special interest to vacate his position.

Osinbajo spoke to reporters at the State House, Abuja, after a meeting with the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John odigie-Oyegun.

“I’m absolutely under no pressure to resign. In any event, I was voted for by the people of this nation – myself and Mr President, and the people of this nation have not asked us to resign," Osinbajo said.

“So I have absolutely no pressure whatsoever and the truth is that there have been absolutely no pressure whatsoever from any source asking me to resign."

Reiterating the presidency's position that the Buhari had no serious health issues, the acting vice president said he had a long phone conversation with 'hale and hearty' Buhari earlier on Monday on the state of the nation.

“Let me say that the President is hale and hearty. I spoke to him just this afternoon and we had a very long conversation.

“He was interested in knowing about the budget process and how far we had gone. As you know, we had a meeting today with the private sector on the economic recovery plan.

“Of course I informed him about some of what we are seeing – the protests, marches and all of that, some of the feedback and what people are saying about the economy.

“He is in good shape, he was very chatty and we had a good conversation this afternoon.”

He, however, like Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina, declined to disclose the exact state of the president's health, noting that only the president had the right to disclose such information to the public.

“I think that the health status of Mr President is a fact or issue that only Mr President himself will be able to discuss at the appropriate time.

“Again, he is running tests and before you determine your health status you must be able to say ‘this is my health status’.

“If I’m running tests; doing some routine and some that my doctors have asked me to do, then surely I must await the outcome of that before I talk about any kind of status,” he said.




  • Easy

    Osinbanjo is a coward and a shame to Christianity. . A pastor would sit down watch government law enforcement officer arrest a pastor over speech, in in country where freedom of speech is our identity. Well, they should have I I mind that Law Of Karmar will surely catch up with them, even Osinbanjo is not left out!

    • Osaji Innocent

      Mr. Whoever, Oshibajo is a Christian and he does not believe in law of kama, s please let him be. By the way, why have people like yourself fails to believe in good ever coming out of this situations we have found ourselves. By the way, what meaningful contribution have made to helping the country out of this wood. Tell me.

  • Ezekiel Okeke

    The north has conceded war defeat and ready to go! Bring down the flag identified with the entity called Nigeria in all public places now, Raise Up And Hang Biafran Flag in its place in all public places now. Remove the picture of their leader who has been crushed, in all public places now, hang in its place the picture of interim president of Republic Of Biafra- His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan now. Republic Of Biafra Victory Day Which God Gave To Us Has Come!!!

    • olabisisho

      Self-delusion could sometimes, if not oftentimes, be blissful.

  • vic

    OSINBAJO, YOU SHOULD RESIGN AND GO, YOU ARE OF NO CONSEQUENCE TO NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS.

    YOU ARE ALL LOOTERS IN ONE FORM OR THE OTHER.

    OSINBAJO, YOU ARE A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND SPACE.

    GO BACK TO YOUR CHURCH, DO NOT MIX RELIGION WITH POLITICS, YOUR FINGERS WILL BE BURNT.

  • vic

    OSINBAJO, A CLOWN OF THE CENTURY AND MR TOM FROM ” TOM AND JERRRY” ROAD SHOW.

    A COMPLETELY USELESS MAN.

  • Mayowa

    Buhari is a disgrace to the Nigerians. You are fighting corruption Knowing very well that you are the most corrupt of all. So it is very clear that there is no Good medical facility in Nigeria even in Aso rock to the extend that our President depends on Foreign Medical facilities. It is clear that there is no Competent Doctor in Nigeria, That is why the President needs to go to UK for medicals and You shut the door on the foreign food that Nigerian eat to depend on our locally product. Even Garri that is local is not an Average Nigerian food anymore. God will punish Buhari and His Cabinet all together.

  • Louis Ibeh

    Then why are you saying he’s hale and hearty if he’s the only person that can give the true state of his health,,,,a pastor playing double standard, God is watching u people

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