Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has quashed the now long-held rumours in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by a man from Sudan.
In a video the former Military Head of State released, he said a high standing person walked up to him and asked him to verify the social media rumours that Buhari was no more.
The claims of a clone named Jubril replaced Buhari were made popular by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed pro-Biafra Group, IPOB. And in 2019, Buhari’s daughter, Zainab posted a picture on Instagram, where she made a statement that appeared to most Nigerians as a subtle way of saying her father was no more.
The line in her post read, “the one person that is supposed to be in this picture and isn’t would have had the biggest most beautiful smile….My Baba.”
But Obasanjo said he is in the position to know if anything happens to Buhari.
“Somebody came to me, a very high hub person, saying tell me about this talk of Buhari not being Buhari.
I said ‘do you believe them?’ He said, ‘well, it is in the social media’. I said ‘how will Buhari die and we will not know that Buhari has died and they will bring us somebody from Sudan to be Buhari?”
“It’s ridiculous to the extreme. But you have it in the social media and you see people believing it. Social media is good, but it can be abused. We have to train our youths and our children about the dangers of the social media,” he submitted.