As Nigerians eagerly await the wind of change that is set to blow across the country following the swearing in of Muhammadu Buhari as president on May 29, Friday, rumours have started to make the round that Yusuf Buhari isn’t the son of the President.
The son of the new president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, has caused a serious controversy, as some Nigerians were of the opinion that Buhari is not the father of Yusuf.
Clad in traditional attire and a matching cap, Yusuf was photographed with his sister Zahra at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Check out the photos here
One woman stated: “But who told us that is Buhari’s son? The general didn’t introduce him to us as his son. We saw Buhari’s family picture and the so-called Yusuf is not there, so what is this argument all about.”
The visage of the new prince of Nigeria has ripped apart the hearts of many young Nigerian women.
While some allegedly desired the young man for husband, others were busy questioning Yusuf’s verisimilitude to the President.
Some social media critics further accused Buhari of hiding Yusuf from the general public, saying that there was more to it than met the eye.
A banker said: “I never knew Buhari had a son. I was shocked when the picture appeared on twitter this morning and many people were talking about it. To me that is not fair. Why did Buhari choose to hide his son from the people he’s coming to rule? We remember that before Obama was elected president of the United States, he made his two daughters, Malia and Sasha public and the world saw them. To me the general didn’t do well if that is truly his son.”
Another said: “I have been having a serious time on twitter since morning. Nigerian ladies have been fighting over Yusuf, who is said to be Buhari’s son. Well, not until now, I never knew Buhari had a son that is this handsome. Buhari should explain to us why he hid his son from us”.