As the rumours of a clone spreads in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally broken his silence on rumours that he had died and had been replaced by one Jubril, a body double from Sudan.
“A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. Some even reached out to the vice president to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead. That embarrassed him a lot and, of course, he visited me when I was in London convalescing… It’s real me; I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday. I am still going strong,” Buhari said.
According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, the president made the clarification while responding to questions during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Krakow, Poland.
A member of the audience had asked Buhari to shed light on the matter.
Buhari, who was in the country for the Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), described the rumour as “ignorant and irreligious”.