President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew has been reportedly identified as the author of the speech that has become controversial over plagiarism claims, SaharaReporters reports.
The individual, whose name was given as Mamman Daura, has reportedly been the source of the President’s speech since his inauguration in 2015.
It was further reported that Daura is arguably the biggest power player in President Buhari’ cabinet, who has taken upon himself the role of the President’s speechwriter with no consultations with other authorities.
Daura, report says, was behind President Buhari’s inauguration speech, which lifted a famous quote from the late French leader Charles de Gaulle.
The identification of Daura as the speechwriter is contrary to Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu’s statement that the speech was a mistake by an overzealous staff.
Attah Esa, was reportedly revealed as the only deputy director attached to the State House media office and whose duties are concerned only with newspaper reviews.
It was also reported that Daura was responsible for the President’s speeches on all sectors and occasions while the President’s Personal Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf allegedly sees to it getting typed and getting to the President.