Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has denied the allegation that he died and was replaced by a Sudanese fraudster. He broke his silence over a rumor circulating in social media for months. February spent five months in Britain last year, being treated for an unknown illness. One widespread theory in social media – and by some political opponents – was that it had been replaced by a Sudan-born supreme called Jubril.
No evidence has been provided, but videos claiming it have been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and Facebook.
"It's the real me, I assure you. I will be celebrating my 76th birthday soon and will still be strong, "Buhari said Sunday at a town hall meeting in Poland, where he attended a conference when he was asked about Jubril.
" Many people hoped I am died during my illness. Some even turned to the vice-president to believe that he was his deputy because they thought I was dead. He was very embarrassed and of course visited me when I was in London to recover. He said and added that those who spread the rumor were "ignorant and irreligious." On December 1
A video of the President answering the question in which his colleagues laugh while the question is being read was posted to the President's Twitter account, which is followed by 1.76 million people, where it is considered to be its supreme Tweet is pinned.