A conspiracy theory claims that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by an imposter, but he claims this is is false.
So many side eyes with this story.
President Buhari has been plagued by a rumor that he died and was replaced by a clone or imposter. The rumor took hold largely because Buhari spent 5 months in Britain being treated for an undisclosed illness. He continued to maintain control and rule despite being completely absent for nearly half the year.
Buhari is running for reelection in February, so he felt it necessary that he publicly dispel the rumor and let people know it’s him, not a clone or other imposter.
“It’s the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong,” he said during a speech in Poland on Sunday.
“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,’’ and that the rumors were “ignorant and irreligious.”
Good to know.
Some believed Buhari had actually died and was replaced by an imposter from Sudan called Jubril.
One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve been cloned or not. The ignorant rumours are not surprising — when I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead. pic.twitter.com/SHTngq6LJU
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 2, 2018
Shut up you Sudanese Jubril,Nigerians wake up this man is not Buhari, how come he became so young like this, we demand his DNA and we must continue to unmask you until you do so, pic.twitter.com/QnwzLYUpqK
— andybest (@andybes50484929) December 3, 2018
Buhari’s Clone is definitely younger … no wrinkles .. skin is ironed out smooth with dark hair😂 …. hmmm 2019 ma loud gan
— HOUSE ⭐️f CHUNG (@chung_li_tan) December 4, 2018
While some questioned the theory, they still entertained the idea as possible.
This buhari news eh… Hmmm. If it's true, then Nigeria should be in the guiness book of records as most fraudulent nation. Clone a whole president. That's deep mhen.
— Callme PRIEST (@Octang199) December 4, 2018
I said Jubril is an imposter, not a clone. Fulani cabal should stop their dirty diversionary tactics. You need not be an Einstein or a native doctor to know the man in Poland is not Buhari. All you need is common sense, ability to reason and a functioning eyesight.
— Onuigwe Chidi Sirnoel (@Chigold101) December 4, 2018