The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has taken the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the cleaner over the viral reports that the ‘real’ President Muhammadu Buhari is long ‘dead’ and that the man in Aso Rock is Jibril El Sudan.
The Buhari group, which counselled the opposition to dwell on facts and not fiction, also told the PDP to stop deceiving the electorates with the impossible and hinge its campaigns on realities.
The President’s campaign group, which was reacting to the story making the round that the President in Aso Rock is not Buhari, but one Jibril El Sudan, added that such tale was the figment of the opposition’s imagination.
BCO, in a statement by its Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Mallam Gidado Ibrahim, urged Nigerians to discard the viral reports that the ‘real’ President Buhari was long ‘dead’ and the president in Aso Rock was Jibril El Sudan.
It said the opposition was spreading the news of a ‘fake Buhari’ just to divert attention from the sad reality that they lacked constructive programmes to campaign with ahead of the 2019 polls.
The group described the narrative as evil, unpatriotic and satanic, just as it wondered why any right thinking person would want to create the impression that a foreigner would be sneaked into the country to act as Nigeria’s President for quite a long time without the global intelligence community or the foreign media getting to know.
The BCO urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take urgent steps to sanction the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the major opposition party had been flouting the commission’s rules of engagement in the campaigns by spreading fake news and making inciting remarks.
Ibrahim recalled that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who visited President Buhari in London while he was on medical vacation in that country, visited Nigeria recently to see the president, adding that, “as a reverred man of God, the cleric would not’t have identified with Buhari if there was anything questionable about the Nigerian president.”