The Nigerian president has denied rumours he died following a length of sick well being and was once changed via a Sudanese clone.
Muhammadu Buhari addressed the theory as he met participants of the Nigerian neighborhood in Poland, the place he’s attending the UN COP24 local weather summit.
“It is the actual me, I guarantee you,” he stated, answering a query from the target market. “I will be able to quickly have fun my 76th birthday and I will be able to nonetheless move robust.”
The repeated claims, unfold on social media and in YouTube movies, alleged that the Nigerian chief was once an impostor named “Jubril”.
I will guarantee you all that that is the actual me. Later this month I will be able to have fun my 76th birthday. And I’m nonetheless going robust!
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 2, 2018
In line with a commentary issued via the president’s spokesman Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated: “A large number of other people was hoping that I died throughout my sick well being.
“Some even reached out to the vice chairman to imagine them to be his deputy as a result of they assumed I used to be lifeless.”
The chief branded the ones in the back of the rumours “irreligious” and “ignorant”, however stated later in a tweet that they had been “now not unexpected”.
It comes after Mr Buhari spent a big phase on closing yr being handled for a major sickness in London.
The character of his sick well being hasn’t ever been printed to the general public.
The loss of element in regards to the president’s situation, his gaunt look and a discount in public appearances have fuelled the rumours.
They emerged a month after Mr Buhari returned from some other lengthy scientific commute to the United Kingdom.
Lots of the ones endorsing the hearsay had been recognized critics of the Nigerian chief and his executive.