January 24, 2019
Government & Politics

Again! President Buhari, APC Under Fire For ‘Plagiarising’ Party Manifesto

President Buhari and the All progressives Congress (APC), are under fire on social media for allegedly plagiarizing their party manifesto.

An ex-presidential aide on new media Reno Omokri took to his Twitter page late last night to alleged that the All Progressive Congress ripped off their party manifiesto from Donald Trump.

Making the allegation, he wrote;

Dear Nigerians,

Why will you vote a party that plagiarised an American manifesto? Look at the photo, then quickly go to the link (they will soon change it). They claim their first priority is to protect AMERICA! Obviously lifted from

A quick check by Lailasnews on the APC official website (www.apc.com.ng) showed that there was an error as alleged by Reno Omokri. See a screenshot from the APC website below;

The All progressive Congress (APC) is yet to respond to the allegation, though this is not the first time they have been caught up in such discuss.

The logo for the parties 2019 presidential campaign was also caught up in plagiarism allegations, due to similarities with a project of the Winthrop University-School Partnership Network in collaboration with Fort Mill School District (York 4), Lancaster County School District, and Rock Hill School District (York 3). It is a Professional Development Program grant funded by the US Department of Education and administered through the Office of English Learner Aquisition (OELA), PR/Award # T365Z160278.

Also in September 2016, his ‘Change Begins With Me’ speech contained several sentences that were identical to some in Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech.

For instance, Buhari had said:

“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long.”

Meanwhile, eight years ago, after his victory over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, Obama had said:

“Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.”

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