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FW: Did the APC plaigiarise the manifesto on their website?

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha is trying to figure out how to tell as many impact stories as possible in different forms.

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A website belonging to Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) published a plagiarised manifesto without attribution.

The first paragraph of the power supply section of the next level agenda published on apc.com.ng, which is now under maintenance, showed substantial similarities to content posted on many other websites. As a matter of fact, the section starts with the statement our first priority is keeping America safe and secure,” indicating that it was copied and unedited before it was published.

Reports say the manifesto might have been lifted from an Ivoirien energy site, and an American political action page.

 

Old news

The APC is famous for plagiarism. In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari had to apologise after it was established that he had lifted paragraphs from a speech once delivered by Barack Obama, former President of the United States, without credit.

More recently, it was discovered that the party had copied the slogan and logo of its NextLevel agenda from the website of Rex Institute.

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