Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in thevmiddlevof another controversy involvong lifting material for its heavily criticized manifesto.
The party was caught copying content for its manifesto for the 2019 elections from foreign websites without attribution.
This unwholesole practise was discovered in the title of the party’s ‘plan’ for energy infrastructure.
In the manifesto it recently uploaded on its website, the part said its priority was to “ensure a safe and secure America“.
A simple google search of the words in the first paragraph under the power’s proposal for power infrastructure reveales that the APC lifted verbatim without giving any attribution.
This shows that neither pr3sieent Buhari nor VP Osinbajo made inputs or supervised the authoring of the “Next Level” manifesto.
After this plegarism was found out, TalkParlour News gathered that the party through its spokesperson has denied any knowledge of the heavily criticized document. “We do not know how the documents got on our website,” The party’s spokesman Lanre Issa-Onilu said.
This is not the first time the party will be caught napping in this regard. In 2016, President Buhari was caught lifting from Obama’s speech. The Presidency blamed a deputy director whom it did not name.
This comes on the heels of reports that the campaign logo for ‘NextLevel’, the party’s campaign slogan was plagiarised from Winthrop University’s Rex Institute.
The question on the lips of every Nigerian is if they can trust for four more years a party that has failled to deliver on its campaign promises. Nigerians might find it hard to believe in a party that will brazenly steal material for its manifesto from foreign websites without attribution.