President Muhammadu Buhari has described the claim that he was dead and his supposed body double, ‘Jibril Aminu from Sudan’ as the one occupying the presidential villa in Aso Rock, as an expensive but funny joke.
Buhari reacted to the claim in a documentary shown on Friday night at a private dinner organised by his family and very close associates, marking his 80th birthday tagged “Celebrating a Patriot, a Leader, an elder statesman”.
The President said some Nigerians are skilled in creating humour to feast on something they do not understand or comprehend. He described the rumour as the work of some mischief makers to demonstrate their cheekiness. When asked by the interviewer if he heard about the crazy rumour a while back that he was not Buhari, he replied smiling, “Yes! People said I am somebody from Sudan.
I didn’t bother with the name. Nigerians have mischievous ways of explaining themselves.