The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo stated that the rumor of President Muhammadu Buhari being dead and replaced by Jubril from Sudan is ridiculous.
While recounting how someone approached him with the rumour, the former President noted that many people on social media are believing it and further pointed out that it is one of the ways social media is being abused.
Obasanjo who spoke at a youth mentorship session in Ogun on Sunday June 27, said:
“Somebody came to me, in very high hope, and said, ‘this talk about Buhari not being Buhari…’. I said, ‘do you believe this?’ He said, ‘well, it is in the social media’. I said ‘Buhari died 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 social media and you see people believing it. Social media have done good but it can be abused and misused.”