Hilarious and Weird: Nigerian president says he didn’t die and wasn’t replaced by clone [video]

A rumor has been going around social media that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by a clone. Buhari has been silent about this for months but finally came forward to declare that he is alive and not a clone.

Buhari is running for re-election in February after spending five months in the U.K. last year to receive treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Many argue that he didn’t come back from the U.K. and that he was replaced by a Sudanese man who looks like him called, Jubril.

Videos making this claim have been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and Facebook.

Buhari said on Sunday:

He added:

“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,’’ he said, adding that those who spread the rumor were “ignorant and irreligious.”

He also said, ‘‘If I am getting harassed by anyone, it is my grandchildren, who are getting too many.’’

The Office of the President circulated Buhari’s comments in an email with the subject: “It’s Real Me, President Buhari Responds to Cloning Allegation.”

A video of the president stating that he is alive and not an imposter was posted on the president’s Twitter account.

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