Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has noted that it was disappointing for thePeople’s Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to die after his illness.
Mohammed said this in Kaduna when he visited Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state yesterday.
In 2017, Buhari had spent 150 days in the UK treating an undisclosed ailment and there were rumours that he died.
Recently, another school of thought emerged saying President Buhari has been replaced by a body double identified as Jubril from Sudan. The rumour even went as far as saying the president has been cloned.
The President however debunked all such claims when he said in Poland “I am real” in response to a question seeking clarification on the President’s true identity.
Lai Mohammed said during his visit to El-Rufai that critics of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government have resorted to fake news because they do not have achievements to speak on.
“Fake news has been on the rise because the opposition cannot debate on our governments whether at state or federal level on any issue. We challenge the opposition on the achievements it made either in agriculture, security, in the economy or fighting corruption,” Mohammed said.
“Rather they have found out that the most potent weapon is fake news. They claim that the president that we are seeing today has been cloned and it is one Jibril from Sudan. Why are doing this? They are disappointed that the president refused to die after his illness.
“Just some days ago they reported me as saying that Mr President does not know the way to his office because he has lost his memory and nobody ever bothered to ask ‘when did I say this, where did I say this.’
“We have it on good authority that the opposition consultants from various parts of the world and whose only duty is to churn out fake news.”