Abuja - Presidential sources have revealed that Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari was responsible for speech delivered by the president in which the words of US President Barack Obama were plagiarized, Saharareporters reports.
Mamman was said to have hijacked the task of providing speeches for the president, adding that he often threw away draft speeches that he did not commission.
Asked whether the president’s nephew personally wrote the controversial speech that stole Mr. Obama’s words without attribution, our sources said that Mr. Daura certainly produced the speech. “It is possible he wrote it himself, or he went and asked somebody else to go and write it and bring,” said one source. The other stated, “I can tell you that nobody writes speech anymore for President Buhari but Mamman Daura.”
Daura was behind President Buhari’s inauguration speech, which lifted a famous quote from the late French leader Charles de Gaulle according to the sources.
They said the president’s nephew was also solely responsible for writing or commissioning Buhari’s now infamous speech entreating Nigerians to accept the idea of “Change begins with me.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has however, apologised for plagiarising President Barack Obama's 2008 victory speech and says he will punish those responsible according to News24.
- News 24