A former Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has revealed how ex-president Muhammadu Buhari proved to him that he was not Jubril of Sudan as alleged by Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra alleged that the former president who traveled to London on a medical trip and while abroad was cleoned with Jubril of Sudan.
Adesina, however, dismissed the claim, saying Buhari’s actions towards those who received him at the airport showed that he was not replaced.
Adesina’s disclosure was contained in his book ‘Working with Buhari: Reflections Of A Special Adviser, Media And Publicity (2015 – 2023)’, launched last week.
He said his principal had remembered his name and commented on his dress sense upon his return from London in 2019.
He wrote: “The then Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin, was giving out his daughter in marriage, and I had been invited. For such outings, you needed the full Yoruba Agbada, with cap to match. That was what I wore. From church and reception, I went straight to the Airport, as the President was billed to land about 4:00 pm. And when he did, we formed the usual reception line.
“He shook hands with everyone, saying one wisecracks or the other (he is full of such), and when he got to me, he said: ‘Adesina, this is the best I have seen you dressed.’ We laughed. Yes, I do not often wear Agbada, and it was probably the first time the President was seeing me in it.
“When later, some people began to spread unfounded stories that the man that returned to the country on that August 19 was not the real Buhari, but a clone, named Jubril of Sudan, I just found it preposterous, even otiose. My response was usually that if the person was a certain Jubril, how did he know my name, and commenting on my dressing? Pathetic people. Pitiable.”