The Special Assistant on Digital/New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Tolu Ogulesi, has come for Bishop Oyedepo, accusing him of spreading “false news and disinformation” about the president from the pulpit.
Reacting to a viral video of Oyedepo reading out a satire from The Nation titled “Buhari’s Double”, Ogunlesi wondered why Oyedepo bore such animus towards the president.
Tolu Ogulusi wrote: “Olatunji Dare, one of Nigeria’s finest satirists, wrote a piece titled ‘Buhari’s Double’ on Nov 27:
“Pastor of one of Nigeria’s LARGEST CHURCHES cites the SATIRE in a sermon (apparently yest) as evidence PMB likely dead.
“I know the Bishop has always detested PMB (it’s a free world, really, the right to dislike anyone is guaranteed constitutionally atink), but I don’t understand why he keeps going this far to peddle/amplify (from the pulpit) a falsehood and disinformation about him. Really puzzling.”
However, the writer also pointed out that the story originated from the “fugitive leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu”.
“Since 2017, so goes the tale reportedly originated by the fugitive leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nigeria has been ruled by a Buhari look-alike, Jubril al Sudan, a native of Sudan — or Niger, take your pick. Buhari had died in the UK in 2017, where he was undergoing medical treatment.
“Despite occasional stumbles and apparent loss of memory, the transition had gone so smoothly that the only tell-tale sign of the infernal switch was a scar on Jubril’s left earlobe that was not a part of Buhari’s profile.
“Kanu, or whoever began the tale, and those who have been peddling it, should update their material.” the article reads in part.”
Olatunji Dare, one of Nigeria’s finest satirists,wrote a piece titled ‘Buhari’s Double’ on Nov 27: https://t.co/ezX8XXMWLv
Pastor of one of Nigeria’s LARGEST CHURCHES cites the SATIRE in a sermon (apparently yest) as evidence PMB likely dead
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) December 3, 2018
This comes a day after President Buhari responded to the rumour of his alleged body-double, saying it’s the real him and he was feeling healthy ahead of his 76th birthday.