We reported that while Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated that it was "idiotic" to contemplate that the President was cloned, President Buhari himself yesterday told the Nigerian community in Poland that he was the real person and not a clone.
Despite no evidence being presented, the videos making the claim have been viewed more than 500,000 times. "I will soon celebrate my 76 birthday and I will still go strong".
"A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health", Buhari said.
He said "We inherited so many problems; actually I have said I will not complain because l asked for it".
He referred to those who started the rumour as "ignorant" and "irreligious".
The president noted that it was regrettable that herdsmen and farmers clashes in the country have been politicised, hoping that the Nigerian government will continue to prioritise security because that is what many investors consider first before investing in the country.
Ada-Obi Mbakwe, executive director of the group, blamed nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), of being behind the allegation.
Rumors of a double or a clone ruling the country instead of President Muhammadu Buhari have plagued the minds of Nigerians for roughly a year ever since the 75-year-old returned from his medical treatments in the United Kingdom, looking all reborn.
Instead of complaining, Buhari said, he will face the challenges head on. Few provide any details regarding who did the cloning and how they successfully managed to create a 75-year-old man during Buhari's absence last year.
Dare said representatives of the Jubril family showed up in Abuja and threatened to spill the beans if the federal government did not meet their demands.
The President had told his audience that he will attempt to respond to the questions raised by them, even though they might not be satisfied with his responses. Habibu Almu was found stabbed to death in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, with a Sudanese woman of Nigerian origin arrested on suspicion of involvement.
Buhari is rumoured to have been replaced by a Sudanese lookalike called Jubril.