“I’m Not Jubril From Sudan” – Buhari Finally Reacts To Death Rumours
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally denied speculations that he had passed on at a London hospital where he was receiving treatment and he had been cloned.
Quite a number of high-profile figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, Nnamdi Kanu, have claimed that Buhari has died and been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan.
JUST IN: “A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. It is real me… I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.” — President @MBuhari this evening in Kraków, Poland. His response to a question of him being cloned. pic.twitter.com/JL9QfUF3PL
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 2, 2018
However, reacting to this, Buhari while speaking in Poland on Sunday said the speculations were all “hopes that he had died”
‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.’’
Responding to a question from a Nigerian in the Diaspora who wanted to know if he was real or the much talked about ‘‘Jubril from Sudan’’ – his supposed double- President Buhari described the authors of the confusion about him as ‘‘ignorant and irreligious.’’
‘‘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,’’ he declared.