By Ike A. Offor
The video evidence has emerged from oat of office ceremony of president-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in which he clearly yesterday plagiarised two United States presidents.
The video obtained by The Republican News limpidly showed the president-elect, who is today by constitution the president of Ghana, plagiarised the former president Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration speech.
In one of the lines, president Nana Akufo-Addo said “though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strength”.
Again, in another line he repeated exactly after the 1993 inauguration speech of former president William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton simply replacing Americans with Ghanaians and said “Ghanaians have ever been a restless, questing and hopeful people”.
This is clearly plagiarism and this is not the first time an African president would plagiarise an American president speech.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech to flag off a new national orientation or thought pattern with the theme “change begins with me” plagiarised president Barrack Obama. It is something that caused him some national embarrassment.
Hopefully, this would not become a headache for the new president of Ghana.