Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians in a national broadcast over ugly stories around his personality and government.
Fani-Kayode stated this in reaction to the stories of Buhari being ‘cloned’, or ‘doubled’ and the recent claim by his wife, Aisha, that two powerful personalities have been hindering the President’s efforts to develop Nigeria as he promised during the 2015 electioneering campaigns.
The former Aviation Minister wrote on his official Twitter handle:
“The First Lady’s claim that the FG has been highjacked by 2 men and that her husband’s supporters should find the guts to confront and wrestle back power from them is alarming. Exactly who is running our nation? Almost 200 million people and we don’t know who runs our country!
“Some say it is a clone, others say it is a body double, others say it is a strange man that cannot even speak his own native Fulani language, whilst the First Lady says it is two powerful and faceless men who have somewhow usurped power and rendered the President impotent.
“Whatever the case we deserve answers. It is time for President Buhari to conduct a national television broadcast and clear the air. Nigeria has become a laughing stock and the butt of cruel “clone” jokes all over the world over the last few days. It is unbearable and shameful.”
Comedians around the world have been using the claim by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, that the current Nigerian President is not the real Buhari but one Jubril or Jubrin from Sudan, to make caricature of Africa’s most populous country.
Buhari, meanwhile had recently in Poland, denied that he had been cloned, saying that those who want him dead are behind his alleged death and being cloned stories.
By Ebere Ndukwu..