President Goodluck Jonathan has been accused of lifting an entire paragraph from Atiku Abubakar in his speech at the recent declaration of his intention to run in the Presidential elections come 2011. The paragraph that supporters cheered and applauded to was taken from former Vice-presidents Atiku Abubakar’s presidential declaratory speech written in 2006.
The paragraph read: “Our country is at the threshold of a new era; an era that beckons for a new kind of leadership; a leadership that is uncontaminated by the prejudices of the past; a leadership that is committed to change; a leadership that reinvents government, to solve the everyday problems that confront the average Nigerian.” and in 2006, Atiku said: “Today, as we stand on the threshold of a new era Nigeria requires a new kind of leadership, a leadership committed to this change process. We need a leadership that is not hampered or constrained by the regressive politics of the past or the unproductive ideologies of the present. Nigeria deserves a proven, committed and experienced leader who knows how to reinvent government to help solve the real problems our people today.”
Atiku’s camp has reacted, calling it ‘unfortunate’.
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