President tells voters ‘I’m alive!’
NIGERIA’S President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he had DIED and was replaced by a Sudanese impostor.
Buhari ( above), who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for 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One theory widely aired on social media – and by some political opponents – was that he had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan called Jubril.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 said in Poland on Sunday, where he was attending a conference.
“A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. I was in London convalescing,’’ he said, adding that those who spread the rumour were “ignorant and irreligious”. A LONDON by-law of 1351 prohibited boys from playing practical jokes on MPs.