Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused by the ThisDay newspaper of Nigeria of plagiarizing President Obama in a speech he recently delivered. Wow, I applaud Buhari for going that high; or at least being able to read the words his speechwriter lifted from the Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech. Below is what ThisDay found out:
“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long. Let us summon a new spirit of responsibility, spirit of service, of patriotism and sacrifice. Let us all resolve to pitch in and work hard and look after, not only ourselves but one another.
This is what Mr Obama said in 2008, although the quotes are from different sections of the speech:
Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long…
So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.”