The Federal Government has laughed off insinuations that the current occupant of the nation’s highest office is cloned.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of the Federal Government, said it was idiotic that anyone would think that President Muhammadu Buhari was replaced by a body double.
Rumours started by fugitive leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has it that Buhari was replaced by one Jubril al-Sudani after the president purportedly died in a London hospital in January 2017.
However, Mohammed said that the “stupid” rumours were undeserving of a response from government.
He said, “ It is idiotic to say the President is cloned . I don’t see any serious government responding to that .
“So , the same Jibrin that was cloned from Sudan or Chad is in Chad now ? Isn ’t that stupid ?
“They even said he is from Chad . Yet , the same President is in Chad as we speak . The same Jibrin is remembering what the President did while in Petroleum Trust Fund and he is also remembering what he did when he was head of state between 1983 and 1985 .
“ All the ministers do not know who is before them when they attend the Federal Executive Council meeting ? The President remembers memos he had seen or heard about in 1985 and we say he is cloned .
“So , Jibril from Chad or Sudan will now remember all of these ? It is too silly for the government to respond to this . It must be ignored .”