President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, responded to claims that he was cloned.
Buhari, who was speaking in Poland, stated that some people were hoping he would die during his ill health.
However, he has denied that he is ‘Jubril from Sudan’ as alleged in many quarters and promised to celebrate his 76th birthday soon.
Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who contested for the party’s Publicity Secretary in the last National Convention, disclosed this on Twitter.
“President Muhammadu Buhari in Poland today responded to claims that he is a clone. The president said.
‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.’’
These were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari in Krakow, Poland, today when he spoke at an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in the country.
Responding to a question from a Nigerian in the Diaspora who wanted to know if he was real or the much talked about ‘‘Jubril from Sudan’’ -his supposed double- President Buhari described the authors of the confusion about him as ‘‘ignorant and irreligious.’’
‘‘A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. Some even reached out to the Vice President to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead. That embarrassed him a lot and of course, he visited me when I was in London convalescing… It’s real me; I assure you,’’ he declared.
President Buhari said he was looking forward to celebrating his 76th birthday on December 17 and jocularly added: ‘‘If I am getting harassed by anyone, it is my grandchildren, who are getting too many.’’