Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Says – I Won’t Resign


Amidst all the political intrigues going on in the country, Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has said that he will not resign and that he is not under pressure to step down.

It is alleged that in a bid to avoid the Goodluck Jonathan situation, where President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died less than three years into his term and his then vice-president stepped in, Northern Governors met with two former Heads of State, trying to force Osinbajo to resign.

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Speaking earlier today, Osinbajo said:

“I am not under no pressure to resign”

Speaking with State House correspondents shortly after a closed door meeting meeting with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Acting President said he was not in any way under pressure to resign as reported in a section of the media last weekend.

Speaking about the uncertainty surrounding the health of the President, he insisted that the President is hale and hearty and would address the nation at the appropriate time.

Buhari who was expected to resume duties today, following the expiration of his 10-day vacation, Sunday announced that he would be staying back in the United Kingdom on the orders of his doctor to complete a cycle of medical tests.

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The Acting President said he had earlier spoken with Buhari, who is currently in London, to keep him posted on developments in the country, especially with regard to the 2017 Budget and the protests which held today.

When asked by the media the status of the President’s health, Osinbajo said,

 “He is in the best position to answer that. He would do that as soon as possible. We spoke extensively today regarding the 2017 and the protest embarked upon by Nigerians.”