Pres­i­dent de­nies us­ing body dou­ble

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

ASSURING your elec­torate that you are alive and that a body dou­ble is not be­ing used to im­per­son­ate you does not tend to be a high pri­or­ity for pres­i­den­tial hope­fuls.

Yet this is the sit­u­a­tion that Nige­rian Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has been forced to con­front be­fore a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in Fe­bru­ary.

Nnamdi Kanu, a Bi­afran se­ces­sion­ist leader, had cir­cu­lated the ru­mour on so­cial me­dia that Buhari, who spent more than five months of his first four-year term abroad for med­i­cal treat­ment, had died and been re­placed by “Jubril from Su­dan”. |

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