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Nigeria: A para in President Buhari’s “Change begins with me” launch are Barrack Obama’s words! – naij.com

September 16, 2016

Nigeria

Purported words of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria to his country men and women on the need for change, a laudable goal for which he chose “Change begins with me” catchy and pithy phrase:

“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long. Let us summon a new spirit of responsibility, spirit of service, of patriotism and sacrifice, Let us all resolve to pitch in and work hard and look after, not only ourselves but one another, What the current problem has taught us is that we cannot have a thriving army of rent seekers and vested interests, while the majority suffers.” 

 

AN IMMORAL ACT

It is immoral to plagiarize other people’s work, but even worse to use dishonesty to launch a campaign about honesty.

When you use another person’s work without acknowledgement, you have plagiarized. You simply pretend as if it is your own. It is unethical. It makes a mess of the campaign from the start. That is what Buhari has done, nobody will believe in the ‘change begins with me’ campaign, because it was built on lies.

Now, this is what I think must have happened, an incompetent speech writer handed the speech to Buhari with no fact checking method by the president’s men that should have saved the president from this embarrassment.

I know this that with the vast opportunity provided by the internet, it’s so tempting to plagiarize, but the same internet provides opportunity to discover plagiarists. It’s particularly troubling that the president has no inspiring words of his own other than to steal from someone.

And this, it is pathetic that this “change” conversation is taking new dimension from what we expected.
Read more: https://www.naij.com/969894-change-begins-president-buhari-caught-fresh-scandal.html?utm_source=mailfire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=online_pusher

– naij.com

Joyous and immortal words of Barrack Obama in Chicago after his history-making poll victory to the US presidency on the night of November 8, 2008:

“This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were.

“It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.

“So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.

“Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that we cannot have a thriving army of rent seekers and vested interests while others suffer Wall Street while Main Street suffers.

“In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.

“Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.

READ THE WHOLE MOVING SPEECH HERE:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-full-text-of-barack-obamas-victory-speech-993008.html

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. 11.55 a.m. [GMT]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-full-text-of-barack-obamas-victory-speech-993008.html

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2 Comments on “Nigeria: A para in President Buhari’s “Change begins with me” launch are Barrack Obama’s words! – naij.com”

  1. bisisowunmig Says:

    THIS IS WORSE THAN SHAMEFUL AND DISGRACEFUL!! FIRST OF ALL, THE SPEECH WRITER SHOULD BE INSTANTLY SACKED AND MADE TO APOLOGISE TO OBAMA. THEN LET THE PRESIDENT SHOW BY ACTION THAT HE IS THOROUGHLY ASHAMED OF HIMSELF BY ACTUALLY REVERSING SOME OBNOXIOUS APPOINTMENTS AND POLICIES WHICH CLEARLY SHOW THAT HE IS NOT LEADING THE CHANGE AGENDA BUT RATHER REINFORCING MUCH OF THE OLD ROT!

    EVEN HIS “I BELONG TO NOBODY, I BELONG TO EVERYBODY” IN HIS INAUGURATION SPEECH WAS PLAGIARISED!!!

    APC MUST START LOOKING FOR A CREDIBLE CANDIDATE FOR 2019, NOW. THIS LATEST BETRAYAL OF THE COUNTRY IS ONE TOO MANY.

    Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:55:22 +0000 To: bisisowunmi@hotmail.com

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Very shameful and disgraceful!

      I agree that somebody to whom the responsibility of writing the speech should pay but as the final responsibility for whatever comes out of his office, his mouth … is Buhari’s responsibility – the President Harry Truman-ish “buck stops here”, his desk, the president must take responsibility for the ẹrẹ̀ – Yoruba word for despicable shame.

      Even if he’s not web-savvy, a president must have someone who will vet any speech written for him who will check such. One does not need the oratorical heights of an Obama to deliver a speech that would resonate with people. The trick is to write out what is in one’s heart and then have a speech writer tidy it up. The web is so easy to use to search for turns of phrases and whole paragraphs that soar that plagiarizing shows pretty easily.

      I must mention that the president’s lashing out at Nigerians at the launch was beyond off-putting as to be shocking, telling Nigerians to change first before he would show the change he promised! In the Sept. 12 post asking Nigerians to “change – LEAD – before you show the change promised” as “wrong and sad”.

      Sincere regards,
      TOLA.

      PS. You are very correct as regards the impressive usage of “I BELONG …”, considering the Nigerian circumstances. Checked it a while ago even though I did not doubt you but just to educate myself:

      1. What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody”, a Spanish proverb is close,

      2. But Eric’s Burdon & War’s OUT OF NOWHERE lyrics, Stanza 5 is right on the money:

      Who is the clown?
      Who is the fool?
      Which one knows he is playing
      and which one is last in the game?

      I can hear the voice, why can’t they?
      I am glad I wasn’t born into your world.
      It would be sad to be born into a world
      that does not believe in love anymore.

      I am not wrong!
      They say they understand me
      But I can’t stand to be understood.

      I like for people to like me
      But they can never understand why I don’t belong to anyone.

      Who am I?
      I am all of you.
      I belong to everyone, because I belong to no one.

      In my world there is no time.
      Time is being born and dying.
      Beyond time is living without being afraid
      Without trying to catch something
      Or run away from something.
      You can’t get away from it all.

      You have to be alone before you can find other people.
      You can’t hold onto life
      You can only touch it.

      How old is forever?
      When is too old to hope?
      You’re tired and I’m not.
      You live against time
      And I have time to live.

      In my world, nothing has always been
      So nothing will always be.
      In my world we can still believe in hope.

      If you believe in forever
      You build a wall around the now.

      What is, is always changing
      If it isn’t, then we are dying.

      I live in an ocean of time
      Where the past is lost in the future.

      There is time for everything
      There is time to love, to hope, to change.

      (Nobody knows me now)
      http://www.metrolyrics.com/out-of-nowhere-lyrics-eric-burdon-war.html

      Much thanks, Ma. Tola.

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