People begin to wonder why most prominent politicians are involved in others speech.
The US-ex President Bill Clinton, in his 1993 inuagural speech said:
“Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths.And Americans have ever been a restless, questing, hopeful people.We must bring to our task today the vision and will of those who come before us.”
Here are some previous examples of prominent politicians caught in the act plagiarizing.
Recently, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has also been caught plagiarizing the speechs of the former US leader in his Saturday presidential inauguration.
Nana Akufo-Addo who succeeded in his third attempt to be elected President went further to say:
“I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens not subjects;responsible citizens building your communities and nation.”
Again, this was similar to what former US President George Bush said in his 2001 inauguration speech.so you can see he (Nana Akufo-Addo) is not the first and likely to be the last.
Melania Trump(US incoming first lady)also did copy Michelle Obama’s speech. In a conventional speech that brought the US Republican to it’s feet in July 2016,Melania Trump said:
“My parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect.”
But the woman she is replacing as first lady, Michelle Obama, said in 2008:
“And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: That you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.”
Nigeria’s President Mr Buhari in a speech to launch a “change begins with me”campaign in September 2016 said:
“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long.”
This time it was Barack Obama, whose 2008 words were copied:
“Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.”
Fallout: Mr Buhari’s office blames an “overzealous” staff member, saying he has been relieved of his duties.
One big question in the heart of many is that,could it be that these leader’s lack the ability to think and put down a reasonable word?Research has also shown that such leaders can never fulfill campaign promises.