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Buhari orders sanctions for speech mix up

17 September 2016, 06:19

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered prompt and appropriate disciplinary action be taken against those responsible for a wrongful insertion in his speech delivered on September 8, 2016 at the launch of the “Change Begins with Me’’ campaign.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that it was observed that the similarities between a paragraph in President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech and what President Buhari read in paragraph nine of the sixteen- paragraph address while inaugurating the Campaign on Thursday, September 8, 2016 are too close to be passed as coincidence.

It reads: “There was a mistake by an overzealous staff and we regret that this has happened.

“Already, a Deputy Director in the Presidency has accepted responsibility for the insertion of the contentious paragraph.

“This serious oversight will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate sanction meted.

Also read: Buhari accused of plagiarism in "Change begins with me" speech

“The Presidency wishes to state in the clearest possible terms that it regrets this unfortunate incident and will ensure that this does not happen again.

” It added President Buhari also urged Nigerians to look beyond the incident and focus on the message of change which the country needed to restore her cherished value systems. 

- News 24


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