President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack for dismissing allegations that he was dead and replaced as ‘Jubril Sudan’.
Buhari had addressed the long term issue at an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in Krakow, Poland, describing the authors of the confusion about him as ‘‘ignorant and irreligious’’.
He was quoted saying: ‘‘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.”
However, Nigerians on social media, while reacting, blasted the President for addressing the issue of being cloned outside Nigeria.
They questioned why the President could not respond to the media in Nigeria.
Here are some comments gathered by Veloxnews from Twitter:
@gunnaadedeji “I am not just always comfortable with the fact that you always have to address and attend to pressing and controversial issues when you are out of the country. I feel there is something not right about that sir. Even thou, we have always known the cloning thing is unrealistic.”
@Chikaagina01 “It’s good to know that it still you Buhark and not the jibrin from Sudan as widely postulated by some people. But the question then becomes since it’s Nigerians that saying it, what will it have cause you to explain to Nigerians at home and not foreigners.”
@Stalyf “We asked you questions but you went to respond abroad because you don’t rate us. Anyway, I’m not surprised. That’s exactly who you are. The good news is that you’re going back to Daura in 2019. We are tired of you.”
@Augustinechikei “You decided to address the issue to those outside Nigeria. We in Nigeria don’t deserve your response to the “claim”..?
Those ones outside Nigeria will be the ones that will vote for you. “
@Mercyseat001 “This shows how much you value the country you preside over. No press briefing and interview to local press, but you form WOKE to foreign press. Sadly, the press and social media played a major role in your election to Aso Rock in 2015. ”
@Djogunsakin “The fundamental problem with you is that you respond to every critical issue while in foreign land. You keep taking Nigerians at home for granted.“
@Olushola_Shola “You are really not patriotic sir, neither do you have an iota of regard for Nigerians.Ypu never see us fit to address at home or interacted with but always when out of d country u address d people there and on every occasion you look back to castigate & demean Nigerians at home!
@Umus82 “Clone or duplicate, or whatever they named you, they can not change our love for you. And by Allah you are going to rule Nigeria for the next four years
@Akahpeterz “And you decided to respond to the question in Poland? More reason why people actually believe you are cloned, because only a cloned Leader remains afraid of speaking directly to his followers, but not to worry a few more months and both Jubril/Buhari would be NON ESSENTIALS!
@Lagosfinest “It’s real Buhari that attends foreign function but Jubril is for local duties.”
@Iseoluwa64 “It’s a shame that our President only speak on issues when he is out of Nigeria. Are the Aso Rock demons that powerful that he needs to be far away from them to be himself? Perhaps Daura will be a nice retirement option after 28th May, 2019.”