Nigeria's Buhari Denies Dying and being Replaced by Lookalike

Nigeria's Buhari Denies Dying and being Replaced by Lookalike

In social networks earlier it was suggested that instead of a real president, a certain Sudanese man named Jubril appears before the public.

Buhari reiterated that his government will continue to maintain focus and deliver on the three focal points of his campaign in 2015, which are security, economy and the fight against corruption.

He was on "medical leave" in the United Kingdom for three months in 2017.

Buhari arrived in Krakow, Poland, on December 2, ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

"A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health", Buhari said, adding that those who spread the faux tales were "ignorant and irreligious".

"Yes, a lot of people had hoped that l was dead and call the Vice President and asked whether he should consider them because they thought l was dead". He came to me in London, when I recovered ...

"I can assure you all that this is the real me". While the presidency repeatedly rejected rumors that the head of state was terminally ill or dead, failure to disclose his illness prompted rumors that the president could have been cloned.

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has promised not to complain again about the problems his administration met on ground at the inception of the current administration.

No evidence of the rumours have been presented but videos continue to circulate on social media.

The former general became President in his fourth attempt at leadership since he was ousted from power in 1985.

The theory went that the president, who is running for reelection in February 2019, had been swapped out with a look-alike from Sudan named Jubril - even that he was "cloned", as he put it in relaying the rumour to his almost 2 million followers on Twitter.

For several months, such statements were perceived as online jokes or fake news and were ignored by many serious media resources.

As Nigeria prepares for the upcoming elections, the opposition said the president's health renders him unfit to continue his tenure.

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