Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Buhari tells Nigerians to ignore rumours of his death and replacement

Buhari tells Nigerians to ignore rumours of his death and replacement

PoliticsNGR learned that he said that he has always maintained that President Buhari is "dead" and was replaced by another individual allegedly from Sudan called "Jubril Aminu Al-sudani" as a "double".

Buhari spent five months in Britain previous year being treated for an undisclosed illness.

Theories have subsequently spread across social media that the country's leader is not Mr Buhari but a foreign imposter named Jubril.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari holds a press conferencence Washington, DC, April 30, 2018.

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Enugu State Governor Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Nigeria State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, President Muhamadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Nigerian Ambassador to Poland, Eric Bell-Gam during a meeting with Nigerians in Poland as President Participates in the COP 24 Summit, Krakow in Poland.

"It's real me, I assure you", Buhari told Nigerians at a town hall session in Kraków, Poland, where he was attending a conference when he was asked about the allegations.

According to Buhari, his much awaited response this Sunday evening in Kraków, Poland on the question of him being cloned, Buhari said it is the real him.

But posts on social media claiming that Nigeria - the most populous country in Africa, and the continent's largest economy - had come under the control of an impostor were viewed more than 500,000 times.

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But Buhari told the Nigerians living in the European nation that he would soon celebrate his 76th birthday, adding that "a lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health".

In a clip on Mr Buhari's official Twitter account on Sunday, he addressed what he jokingly referred to as an "important question" about whether he was cloned. "It's real me; I assure you". He said the false reports of his death even prompted some to reach out to his vice president because they assumed he would replace him.

In a video now trending on social media, Oyedepo quoted an article written by Olatunde Dare, a columnist of the Nation Newspaper, saying Buhari could have died when he sought medical treatment in London and that someone cloned as him is now presiding over Nigeria. "And I'm still going strong!"

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