Tinubu’s manifesto not ‘copy and paste’ – Campaign council


The Director of Planning, Research and Strategy Directorate of Tinubu-Shettima Campaign Council, Musa Babayo,  has dismissed the allegation by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party,. PDP, that the manifesto of their presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was plagiarised.

Babayo said this in response to allegations by the publisher the Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, who described Tinubu’s 80-page policy document as a plagiarised version of late MKO Abiola’s ‘Hope ‘93’ manifesto, which was rehashed with Buhari’s 2015 Action Plan.

In his article titled ‘APC: Renewed hope or forlorn hope?’ Momodu slammed Tinubu for failing to come up with original ideas and resorting to copying the memory of a man whose hope for Nigeria was noble.

Speaking at Thursday’s official inaugural meeting of the campaign council PRS in Abuja, Babayo said Tinubu’s policy document has no semblance to Abiola’s ‘Hope ‘93’ manifesto.

He said, “You know, politicians have a way of distracting their audience from the message. We are taught in business school that management is management, and I know its basic principles are planning, coordination and control. Nobody is going to reinvent the wheel. Issues keep on changing.

Babayo added that the political market share will continue to expand until we deliver Tinubu and Shettima as President and Vice President in 2023.

Earlier, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had accused the PDP Director of Strategic Communications, Dele Momodu, of running a ‘cheap’ hatchet job to impress his ‘new paymasters.’


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