The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Sunday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo State has ended rumours that he is a clone.
Buhari had recently visited the Southeast to inaugurate some projects.
Following the president’s extended medical vacation in London, UK, in 2017, rumours had emerged that he had died and was replaced with a clone.
The now-arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, had led claims that the clone was Jubril from Sudan.
Speaking to newsmen, Orji Kalu, a former Abia State governor, commended Buhari for his recent visit to the south-east.
“I want to congratulate President Buhari for going to the south-east, he needs more of those visits,” Kalu said.
“Whether the visit is bitter, happiness or anything, it is a commendable initiative, and I commend him.
“He has gone to Lagos, Kano, Maiduguri and should continue to be going around as those are part of the things a president needs to calm the system down. So, I commend him for making that trip, and he should not regret embarking on the trip.
“It was a very good one in my observation, and he should put more time to go to the other parts of the country so that people can see him and know that he is Buhari.
“This is because a lot of lies have been told that it is not Buhari living in the villa.
“I have fought so many wars in my village, people will come from far and near, and they tell me it is not Buhari, and I will say listen, I just had tea with this man last night.
“And it is the same man I know for 32 years, so it is good for the president to make this kind of visit. I encourage him, let him not relent and let nobody make him feel he wasn’t in the right direction.
“So I commend him, and we are still waiting for him to come to Abia.”