By Philips Sunday
Ghana,(AN24) – Just like President Muhammadu Buhari plagiarized Obama’s speech in his ‘Change Begins with Me’ speech in 2016, newly sworn-in President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo is embroiled in a plagiarism scandal as it appears portions of his inaugural speech at the Independence Square, Accra on Saturday, January 7, 2017, was lifted from inaugural speeches delivered by former United States presidents, George Bush and Bill Clinton.
The 74-year-old Akofo-Addo while addressing the gathering, urged citizens to be active partakers in the running of the country.
“I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building your communities and our nation. Let us work until the work is done,” President Akufo-Addo said.
Surprisingly, checks reveal that the above words were contained in George Bush’s 2001 inaugural speech.
Similarly, another portion of his inaugural speech at the Independence Square, Accra, where he urged the citizenry to believe in their strength in tackling challenges seems to have been lifted from Bill Clinton’s 1993 inaugural speech.
A quick check through the internet shows that the only difference in the statement was the replacement of ‘Americans’ with ‘Ghanaians’.
“Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. Ghanaians have ever been a restless, questing, hopeful people.” The Ghanaian President said.
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