By Uche Mbah
At last, President Muhammadu Buhari appeares to have heeded the call of the masses to respond to the allegation of an imposter occupying the Nigerian seat of Power in Aso Rock. In a video that is going viral, Buhari was seen saying that he is Buhari, thereby giving the lie to speculations that a body double, or Doppelganger, is occupying Aso Rock. Some claim he is a clone, which is unlikely because a clone has to pass through in vitro fertilization and genetic manipulation of a stem cell to be born a carbon copy of the object cloned.
But there has been speculations and conspiracy to the effect that a body double from Sudan, called Jubril, is the current occupant of Aso Rock.
Recall that after a prolonged treatment in the United Kingdom of an undisclosed illness by the President, the President last year April return home to a miraculous healing. He looked fifteen years younger, allegedly shorter and allegedly displayed limited ability to speak Fufulde, the Fulani language that Buhari is at home with. Various pictures appeared in social media competing to explore physical differences in the before and after pictures of Buhari. One even sought to show that he was right handed but that the current Buhari is left handed. That argument was, however, defeated when it was discovered that the picture must have been flipped in a brazen desperation to prove that the person occupying Aso Rock is an impostor.
Most of the wars for and against raged within the Social Media only, with the mainstream media avoiding the story like a plague. It was first started by a former minister of information, Femi Fani Kayode, who insisted the one in Aso Rock is an imposteor. Then the leader of the Separatist Movement, Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who was using it as a political weapon to weaken the Federal government position. Later, he disappeared in mysterious circumstances during a raid in his house by the Nigerian Military. He resurfaced in recent times in Israel and has since continued his tirade against the Nigerian Government and resurrecting the specter of Jubril.
But Buhari, i a recent video purported to have been shot in Poland, has stated that the rumor is false.
The video background did not give out the location of the speech, but his handlers claim it was shot in Poland where he was said to have gone for a conference. According to Abike Dabiri erewa, he was at the opening ceremony at the Climatic change in Poland.