By Charles Ogbu
It is my considered view that the Nigerian government is being smart by half with its handling of the allegation that the office of the President is currently occupied by an imposter named Jubril from Sudan, not the real daura born Muhammadu Buhari.
Those who are making this allegation actually put forward a number of arguments and pictures to support their position and wrapped it up with a challenge that the President should remove his cap because according to them, the real Buhari and the Sudanese Jubril don’t share the same hair structure.
This report which was initiated by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has gained ground and is now being discussed far and wide.
Last week there was a piece on this in the Guardian, an elite National Daily. That same week, the information minister, Lai Muhammed, reacted to the disturbing report by saying it was stupid for anyone to believe Buhari was cloned.
Today, the President reacted in far away Poland by saying he was no imposter but the real President who would soon celebrate another birthday.
But here is the thing,
Both Minister Lai Muhammed and the President seem to be reacting to an imaginary allegation of cloning instead of the real one which is that President Buhari joined his ancestors in a UK hospital during his long medical tourism and the Cabal got a Sudanese man named Jubril who share striking facial similarities and other characteristics with Buhari and trained him to act like the “late” President.
For avoidance of doubt, Human Cloning, in lay man’s language means making copies of cells or DNA fragments of an individual and using same to create another individual that will be genetically identical to the original Person from whom the DNA fragments was obtained. THIS IS NOT THE ALLEGATION AGAINST NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY. So both the President and information minister were simply playing smart by responding to the fictitious Clone allegation rather than the real allegation of an imposter from Sudan impersonating President Buhari.
Let’s face it, this matter has gotten to the point where it can no longer be ignored. Else, the President wouldn’t have reacted to it in far away Poland.
And by reacting to it, the President has given it more oxygen of publicity. The only way this will go away for good is by the President removing his cap for all Nigerians to see that he is still the same bald headed daura ex soldier we elected. This will not just put the Jubril story to rest, it will win the Presidency some sympathy and also make the initiators of the allegation come across as thoroughly discredited.