Blame it on the messenger

Imagine if the United States of America sued Nigeria government for the stolen speech? Well, I suppose Nigeria still has enough money left from Abacha’s loot that America needs not worry, they only need to debit our account.

For accounts purpose, the entry likely to read Price for being daft ‘Owo Ọmọ́gọ̀’

Sai Buhari’s 2016 speech:

“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.”

President Obama’s 2008 speech:  

“Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long… 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.”

This is humiliating to say the least. Plagiarising Obama’s speech is the not a very smart thing to do given he is well known for compelling speeches. I bet President Buhari has plenty of speech writers, all they had to do is get out on to the streets to be inspired.

Anyway, I am not sure if Sai Baba has found time to look closely into the two speeches, what I found most shameful was that at 12:07 where Obama talked about the financial crisis and the influence of Wall Street on the economy.

Now, what did the Aso Rock copycats do when they got to that stage? They skipped along! Don’t we have something going on in the country that they could plug in? On top of my head; recession, cattle grazing, Boko Haram etc. People are feeling the persistent high price of goods and yet that is not ‘original’ enough to add?

Just like many of our issues, so many people are already shutting each other up not to criticise President Buhari as the messenger/s were to be blamed. Yeah, right and who do we credit if the ‘Change Begin with Me’ rhetoric succeeded?

5:49 to 6:27

From 11:50 to 12:50 (note the pulse in 12:07 which Nigeria copycats are too lost to replicate because ‘all is well’)