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Cloning Allegation: It’sReal Me, Buhari Reponds |The Republican News

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                          President Muhammadu Buhari

John Ameh, Abuja

 

President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time on Sunday reacted personally to a trending allegation that he was cloned.

The real Buhari, according to the allegation, is dead, while the person going about as Nigeria’s President is a certain Jubril Aminu from Sudan, Buhari’s cloned version.

But speaking in far away Krakow, Poland, Buhari called those spreading the allegation as “ignorant and irreligious.”

He described himself as the real Buhari, saying that he would soon celebrate his 76th birthday and would be stronger.

‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong”, a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, quoted the President as saying.

Buhari, who was addressing the Nigerian community in Poland, responded to a specific question on whether he was the real Buhari Nigerians elected as President in 2015.

The interactive session was put together by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The President spoke further, ‘‘A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. Some even reached out to the Vice- President (Prof. Yemi Osinbajo) to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead.

“That embarrassed him (Osinbajo) a lot and of course, he visited me when I was in London convalescing… It’s real me; I assure you.”

The President added that he was beyond harassment by anyone, except his grandchildren.

‘‘If I am getting harassed by anyone, it is my grandchildren, who are getting too many,” he said.

He told the session that he would continue to deliver on his campaign promises of improving security, the economy and the fight against corruption.

‘‘Those in the North-East will tell you that in spite of the recent setbacks, there is a difference between the time we came and before. We are not doing badly on security, economy and agriculture. We have virtually stopped the importation of food, especially rice and we are saving a lot of money.

‘‘We now have food security and that has come with fiscal security because a lot of young educated people have not regretted going back to the farms and earning a respectable living.

‘‘I am afraid, this is not receiving good publicity… but a lot of people in the rural areas are enjoying the benefits of our interventions in agriculture.”

The Presidency said on Sunday that Buhari was in Poland to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP24.

At the conference, the President told the gathering that no territory of Nigeria was under occupation by Boko Haram terrorists.

Although, he admitted that funding security was a challenge to the Federal Government, the President assured the session that the country’s military had the might to tackle Boko Haram.

He also spoke on the crisis between herdsmen and farmers, the fight against corruption and women participation in politics.

‘‘I have plans for all Nigerians. I am not a male chauvinist. If I am a chauvinist, will I give the Finance Ministry to women?’’ he responded to a question on women representation.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Poland, Mr Adagogo Bell-Gam, while responding on behalf of the Nigerian community, informed the President that Nigerians were generally well-behaved.    (Punch)

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It’s Idiotic To Say Buhari Is Cloned, Says FG |The Republican News

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

 

The Federal Government has reacted to those claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari was cloned.

It described such talk as idiotic and that such people peddling the rumour were not worthy of getting government reaction.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said these in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.

His response followed questions that the Federal Government should clear the air on the allegation.

Recall that there were insinuations that the President was cloned and that the man who is presiding over the affairs of the country is one Jibrin from either Sudan or Chad.

The rumour followed the miraculous recovery of the President when he was sick about two years ago.

Mohammed said, “It is idiotic to say the President is cloned. I don’t see any serious government responding to that.

“So, the same Jibrin  that was cloned from Sudan or Chad is in Chad now? Isn’t that stupid?

“They even said he is from Chad. Yet, the same President is in Chad as we speak. The same Jibrin is remembering what the President did while in Petroleum Trust Fund and he is also remembering what he did when he was head of state between 1983 and 1985.

“All the ministers do not know who is before them when they attend the Federal Executive Council meeting? The President remembers memos he had seen or heard about in 1985 and we say he is cloned.

“So, Jibril from Chad or Sudan will now remember all of these? It is too silly for the government to respond to this.  It must be ignored.”   (Punch)

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