Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed the notion that President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by a Sudanese clone.
Obasanjo claimed that the story spread due to the misuse of social media, and he expressed amazement that so many Nigerians accepted the lies.
In a video, the former President described how he was approached by a high-ranking official who inquired about the reality regarding Buhari’s rumoured death.
The guy told him that the information had gone widespread on social media, according to him.
The Balogun Owu was perplexed about how Buhari could have died and been replaced by a Sudanese without his knowledge.
“Somebody came to me, a very high hub person, saying tell me about this talk of Buhari not being Buhari.
“I said, ‘do you believe them?’ He said, ‘well, it is in the social media. I said, ‘how will Buhari die, and we will not know that Buhari has died and they will bring us, somebody, from Sudan to be Buhari?’
“It’s ridiculous to the extreme. But you have it in the social media, and you see people believing it,” Obasanjo expressed concern.
While acknowledging the value of social media, Obasanjo expressed regret that it is being abused.
He urged that youths and children be educated on the dangers of misusing social media.
“Social media is good, but it can be abused. We have to train our youths and our children about the dangers of social media,” he submitted.