Jibril is neither Buhari nor his clone – IPOB leader

By Editor on 10/12/2018

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Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has added a new dimension to the controversy trailing an alleged cloning of President Mohammadu Buhari, saying that what is playing out before Nigerians is not a case of a ‘cloned Buhari’ but a ‘body-doubled’ Buhari, a Buhari look-alike impersonating the real Buhari.

In a fresh broadcast from Israel, Kanu said that the clarification became necessary in view of the fact that the presidency is introducing the ‘clone’ dimension to the whole saga in order to further mislead the public.

Describing a clone as a biological process totally different from one person passing off as another, Kanu also cited standard medical and scientific definitions thus: “A clone is an object that is the exact duplicate or replica of another object with the same characteristics and properties.”

Applying same to humans, he said, a clone is, therefore, a human being that has been produced artificially, for example in a laboratory, from the cells of another human being, which turns to be exactly the same as the original human being.

According to him, a body-double or a look-alike impersonator, on the other hand is, “in this case, a political decoy; a person employed to impersonate a politician, in order to temporarily draw attention away from the real person (if he’s alive) or to pass-off as the real person (if he’s dead).”

He said: “What they never reckoned with is that there are no two individuals that look exactly alike, except for identical twins, even so to a less than absolute degree.

“So, even as Mr Jibril looks like late Buhari and did some few fixes to enhance the resemblance, there are still a few give-always that, to a discerning eye, differentiated the two men.”

He gave details of the distinguishing features between the two men: “First, Buhari was about 75 years when he assumed the presidency in 2015. He looked very much his age, and appeared noticeably frail shrivelled due to the ravaging ailments that eventually saw to his demise. On the other hand, Jibril is about 50 years old and it shows in his gait, his vibrancy, and the smoother tone of his face and skin. There’s also the slight difference earlobes between the two men.

“Second, Buhari had noticeably receding hairline on the front crown and the rest of what was left of his hair was brittle; and then towards the tail end of his life, the hair became very scanty and snow white. All these can be verified from his photographs taken during the electioneering campaigns, at the time he was sworn and during his long illness. This contrasts sharply with Mr Jibril, who appears to have fuller mane of hair, much darker hairlines, and now permanently spots a cap that he has refused to remove despite repeatedly being dared to do so.

“Third and perhaps most importantly, the late Buhari was of Fulani full blood and he spoke fluent Fulfude – the native tongue of the Fulanis. He also spoke Hausa. Now, this Jibril does not speak Fulfude but speaks Hausa only, which is why he strains to speak Hausa as a diversion each time he is challenged to speak Fulfude. One then wonders why Jibril, claiming to be the real Buhari in Poland, did not speak some Fulfude or even go as far as removing his cap.

“Fourth, since February last year, one notices a profound distance when in public between Jibril and Buhari’s family members, especially Buhari’s wife, Aisha and son Yusuf. Whereas, Aisha appears to be studiedly aloof from Jibril, Yusuf was photographed awkwardly shaking Jibril’s hand after he returned from his long stay at a German hospital, where he had been admitted and treated for injuries stemming from his bike accident.

“Fifth, Buhari was a very tall person, noticeably taller than other equally tall public officials such Senate President Saraki, who now appears taller than the man claiming to be Buhari. How come? It was Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information who tried to explain this by claiming that Buhari used to wear high-heeled shoes, which he now no longer wears on the advice of his doctor, thus making him appear shorter. Is that plausible?

“Sixth, since his ‘acclaimed’ recovery from his debilitating ailments and discharge from the London Hospital, the man that claims to be Buhari has not been travelling to London for mandatory follow-ups. Is it medically possible that someone who was ravaged to the point of looking skeletal and underwent complex surgeries would suddenly heal to the point that he no longer needed clinical follow-ups? Plus, when this Jibril story persisted in the wake of his US visit with President Trump, his handlers tried to defuse it by orchestrating a medical check-up stopover in London. If such check-ups are real, why isn’t this being done on a regular basis since his so-called recovery.

“So, there you have it – Jibril from Sudan is not a biological clone of Buhari but a completely different fellow impersonating the real but late Buhari on the dummy that he’s a look-alike who underwent some cosmetic fixes that appear to have convinced many that he’s Buhari. Still, the truth is that Jibril neither the Buhari nor his clone.”

President Buhari had during his recent visit to Poland replied his critics, saying he is the real Buhari in flesh and blood.

Reacting to the rumors of his cloning for the first time in Poland, he said that a lot of people had hoped he was dead during the period of his ill health.

Buhari was responding to question from a Nigerian who wanted to know if he was the real Buhari or the much talked about Jibril from Sudan, at the town hall meeting in Krakow, Poland.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said “It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.’’

He added “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… It’s real me; I assure you."

Posted 10/12/2018 11:38:46 PM

 

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