A purely Arabic word ‘Humjaat’ defines two persons’ faces looking the same. This word is not the most unexpected one, but it is very nearly angelic. This identical feature becomes acceptable when we unexpectedly find at least two individuals with matching countenances.
There is some meaning in two persons with a lookalike face. There does not survive an iota of doubt in this regard. There is no paucity of duplicates among us. We have even seen a lookalike of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Similarly, the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has a lookalike.
It remains a sight of startling candour. Its precision makes our hearts throb even before our receptive minds that fully decipher what we were looking at. However, Buhari’s lookalike happens to be a Sudanese of the same African continent.
This information continued to circulate on social media like YouTube and Facebook for a period of several months. Substituted by a Sudanese duplicate named Jubril at some stage during his undisclosed illness, his political opponents spread the news of his supposed death in social media.
This news gained momentum because of his absence from public life. His five-month long treatment in Britain kept him detached from public appearance. So there was a rumour of his death all over. In order to remove this false impression, he appeared in Poland’s town hall session.
It was at this arena he made his candid points clear before the wide world. He wanted to send the real message of his being alive. He knew that he was alive but at the same time it was extremely important to tell the people about the exactness of the matter.
Therefore, he expressed his viewpoints in a straightforward manner. Attending a conference in the Polish Town Hall gathering he was questioned about the Sudanese impostor Jubril. He assured his people he would soon celebrate his 76th birthday. He was also running for re-election in February.