The acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has denied reports that he is under pressure to resign, saying he has the mandate of the people.
Reports of calls for Osinbajo’s resignation came after intense speculation on the fate and health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This is despite the fact that Osinbajo said he has spoken to the president and the President is doing fine.
This, it was speculated, was to avoid the Goodluck Jonathan situation – where President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died less than three years in office and his then vice-president stepped into the vacant position as stipulated in the constitution.
As a result, the north lost its turn in the presidency and power returned to the south.
The acting president has sternly denied the rumours.
“I am not under no pressure to resign,” he told the media in Abuja.
“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.”