President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty, Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, said on Monday, after he spoke with him on the phone.

Many had rumoured that the President was either dead or under intensive care.

The office of the Vice President said in a statement that President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo spoke on the phone.

The statement said the phone call earlier on Monday was to update the President about developments regarding the 2017 Budget and the protests embarked upon by some Nigerians.

The acting president gave an assurance that the President is hale and hearty and said President Buhari at the appropriate time would disclose his health status to Nigerians.

Osinbajo, who spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting behind closed doors with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said he was not in any way under pressure to resign.

He pointed out that he ran on the same electoral ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.

The meeting, which took place at the Presidential Villa, was also attended by the President’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu and the Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NAN added.

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