Former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, under the headline, “Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari,” has shared his reasons the Muhammadu Buhari Nigerians voted into power in 2015 is not the same President at Aso Rock today. Abdullahi, who was part of the mass defection from the ruling party, called on Nigerians to jump out of Buhari’s train, adding that the man presiding over the affairs of the nation today was not the leader Nigerians trooped out enmasse to elect in 2015. The Director, Communications and Strategies of the PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation pointed out that he was not joining the cloning debate, but insisted however, that Buhari had dumped the principles for which he was widely adored.

He said, “Some of us risked our political careers to rally round Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and today we have realised that we are in a one-chance vehicle. But I say that having realized where we are, it is time to get down from that one-chance vehicle. The Northern Elders Forum was one of the strongest supporters of Buhari in 2015 but they have now realised that the Buhari we have today is not the Buhari they voted for in 2015. The Buhari of today has been receiving corrupt people into his party who are hoping he will give them cover. Today, the position of the Northern Elders Forum has vindicated some of us who saw the wisdom in leaving the party (APC) to join the crusade to rescue Nigeria.”

In another development, the presidential flag bearer of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s assurances that he was not cloned into Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani, a supposed imposter, blamed the presidency for the international embarrassment the allegations of a purported impostor, Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani, acting as President Muhammadu Buhari, has caused the country. He said the mystery and lack of transparency that dogged the President’s health status and other issues surrounding his medical vacations in the UK gave room for the rumours and speculations making the rounds worldwide about the President’s true identity.

Spokesman of the Presidential Campaign Council, Osita Chidoka, said this recently when he featured as guest on AIT’s breakfast show, Kakaaki, in Abuja. According to him, “the rumours about him (Buhari) being cloned; about somebody replacing him can only arise because of the absence of information. “If our President goes into hospital for a surgery or treatment, it is the right thing for Nigerians to know what is wrong with our president. How long is he expected to be away? Nigerians were kept out of the loop (by the presidency). It was the same thing that happened to us with President Yar’Adua. He came back to the same situation. Nigerians reserve the right to know the status of their president even of our presidential candidate. We saw it in the US. Mrs Clinton had an issue, she had to come out clean. Trump had to come up with his letter showing what his doctor said about his health. Now, we have a situation where we don’t know what was the issue? Who treated him? How much did it cost us? What was he doing in the hospital? Who paid for it? None of those information is available. It is a national security matter that our president was away for 100 days and we don’t have information. I think it is something that maybe the National Assembly needs to legislate about since the President has refused to use their discretion.”

furthermore, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has wondered how a certain Jibril from Sudan would be presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. He said that the fear of Buhari was making some detractors lose their senses. According to the vice president, the present government is earning 60 per cent less than the previous government, yet it has spent N2.7 trillion on infrastructure, the highest in the history of the country. He said that the Buhari-led administration had done much because it was not stealing money; was doing major roads in 36 states–Lagos Kano railway, Warri, Aladja, Mambilla, Port Hacourt, Maiduguri among others. “We are giving about 300,000 of the poorest Nigerians N5000 a month.

“So despite the fact that we are earning 60 per cent less we are doing five times more. This is why there is a gang up by the discredited elite against him. They prayed for him to die, he didn’t die. When he came back hale and hearty by the grace of the Almighty God, they mourned while Nigerians rejoiced. The fear of Buhari makes these people desperate even crazy. So now they say he is Jubril from Sudan. If you can’t discredit him say he doesn’t exist; they were all alive and well when Pastor Adeboye went to London and prayed for him the day before he returned to Nigeria. How will one Jubril sit in Federal Executive Council and conduct meetings, consult with his ministers, speak to me daily?

Still on this matter, the controversial Ex-British lawmaker, Eric Joyce who raised his voice on a headline “Why I said President Buhari is dead” has commented recently that his reasons why he believe President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.“The officials and those in the know are working behind the scenes to organise a succession. This may seem to make sense from an administrative point of view, but it is profoundly undemocratic. The point of Nigeria’s complex system of electing a president and administration is to ensure that the Nigerian people openly choose a workable and representative government. This is the opposite from what appears to be going on at present. Of course, it is unfortunate that for the second time in succession a northern muslim seems certain to be replaced as president by his southern Christian deputy. But that is democracy.“ Nigeria is a vibrant, growing and increasingly powerful democracy; the transition of power between Mr Buhari and his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan was exemplary – indeed it was of historical importance for the whole of Africa. There is only one course of action for a democracy when a president becomes ill or dies; officials must brief the public on the medical condition of the president and if it does not seem that he is likely to be able to continue in the role then power must pass formally to the Vice President.”

Talking about the desperateness of the cabals, the Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, stated sometimes in May last year under the headline ‘Buhari not the president of Nigeria’ that a cabal has hijacked the government from President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. According to him, Buhari and Osinbajo are not the leaders of Nigeria as people may see, noting that some persons were actually ruling the country behind them. Bruce said unless the cabal was flushed out, Nigeria would continue to retrogress while the economy would equally sink.

On another headline, “Man in Aso Villa not Buhari, we’ll shock Nigerians with his identity”, Femi-Fani Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation has insisted that the person occupying the Presidential Villa is not President Muhammadu Buhari. Fani-Kayode said Nigerians would be shocked in 2019 when the true identity of the president would be uncovered after he is defeated and steps down from power. When that happens, Nigerians will be shocked to the marrow. In 2015, I warned about his fake certificate. Today I am warning about his fake identity”

In the same vain, former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, under a headline “Buhari was cloned in London, current Nigerian president is fake’has insisted that the current Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, was cloned in London. Asari predicated his claim on the fact that the president struggled to deliver his Independent Day speech. The former Militant leader maintained that while the president was reading his speech, it would be observed that the “man they have in Aso Rock” was “trying to mimic” the original Buhari.

Finally, Nigerians have continued to wonder what Governor Rochas and his counterpart in Ogun state wish to tell Nigerians and when they will say it.  In their recent outburst they expressed very sensitive hype remarks. “If APC provokes me again I will tell the whole world what we were cooking that got the house burnt”- Gov. Amosun. “If I say what I know about APC Nigerians will burn down Aso Rock within 24 hours”- Gov. Okorocha. In fact, there is something rotten in the APC that stinks worse than a dead body and only time shall tell.