‘It’s the Real Me’: Nigerian President Denies Dying and Being Replaced by Imposter

In January 2018, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was recognized in Addis Ababa as the African Union’s Anti-Corruption Champion of the Year. PHOTO: DailyPost.ng

Muhammadu Buhari breaks silence about a rumour that has circulated on social media for months

2 December 2018

THE GUARDIAN — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he had died and was replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months.

Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social media – and by some political opponents – was that he had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan called Jubril.

No evidence has been presented, but videos making the claim have been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and Facebook.

“It’s the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong,” Buhari told Nigerians in a town hall session in Poland on Sunday, where he was attending a conference, when asked about Jubril. […]

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