One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve been cloned or not. The ignorant rumours are not surprising — when I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead. pic.twitter.com/SHTngq6LJU
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 2, 2018
In a story that seems better suited for something out of a Marvel comic than our ho hum reality, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has come to set the record straight that he has not died and was absolutely not replaced by a clone. This not a matter that is regularly brought into question. I mean, even the bringing up of this topic makes you wonder, “Hey, was Muhammadu Buhari, president of Nigeria, replaced by a clone? He truly doth protest too much that he is not a clone and I am finding it crazy suspicious!’, especially considering the e-mail which was sent out regarding the message, which stated: “It’s Real Me, President Buhari Responds to Cloning Allegation”.
Again, if I ever come and out of nowhere claim that this is the real me… eh… take it with a grain of salt. I am protesting much too much, and you must help me take down Clayface, Mystique, The Skrulls, The Chameleon, or any other super villain who is known for taking the place of those he impersonates. (And if it’s a clone… I don’t know, maybe that Spider-Man villain The Jackal? He was responsible for that whole Clone Saga thing. Options and options!)
In any case, according to the Guardian, in a press conference in Poland, to respond to the rumors that he has been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, Buhari, who is running for re-election, addressed the crowd to dispel the rumors which have been circulating online with nary a piece of evidence behind them.
Said Buhari: “It’s the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong… 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”.
So there you have it. The president of Nigeria? Not a Sudanese impostor or clone. Congratulations!
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