Nigerian president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama speech
President Muhammadu Buhari apologized for plagiarizing President Obama’s 2008 victory speech and will punish whoever is responsible.
Several sentences were almost identical to Obama’s in a speech Buhari made Sept. 8 launching his campaign “Change Begins With Me.”
Buhari said, “We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long.”
Obama said, “Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.”
Obama and Buhari meet next week at the U.N.