Newly Elected Ghana President Akufo-Addo plagiarised former American presidents speech

Newly Elected Ghana President Akufo-Addo plagiarised former American presidents speech – The Ghanaian Newly Elected President Akufo-Addo begun his administration on a rather embarrassing note after he was spotted to have plagiarised former American presidents during his inaugural speech on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Akufo-Addo who was sworn in alongside his Vice-President, Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Ghanaian capital, the Independence Square in Accra, promising not to “let the people of Ghana down”.Newly Elected Ghana President Akufo-Addo plagiarised former American presidents speech

Below is the full Speech video and and write up statement.

The  72-year-old Plagiarism Scandal from the former two American presidents, Bill Clinton and George Bush, was delivered their inaugural speeches in 1993 and 2001, respectively.

And it was understand that Akufo-Addo first lifted a portion of Mr. Bush’s January 20, 2001 speech where he said:  “I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building communities of service and a nation of character.”

    He then said: “I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building communities of service and a nation of character,” without attribution.

Mr. Akufo-Addo’s communications director, Eugene Arhin, had since apologised for the speech, describing it as “complete oversight and never deliberate.”

“I unreservedly apologise for the non-acknowledgement of this quote to the original author,” Mr. Arhin added.

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