Kojo Oppong Nkrumah ‘fights’ NDC Man For Plagiarism

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah ‘fights’ NDC Man For Plagiarism

The campaign team for NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate for Ofoasi-Ayirebi in the Eastern Region, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has accused the NDC parliamentary aspirant in the Bibiani Ahwiaso Bekwai constituency of the Western Region, for alleged plagiarism.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Moses Karma is said to have Photoshoped a campaign poster of Mr Nkrumah, where he doctored the message on the poster and “superimposed their candidates face on Mr Nkrumah’s body in the said poster”.

“The Campaign team of Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Ofoase Ayirebi, has taken notice of an act of plagiarism of Mr Nkrumah’s campaign paraphanelia being used in the ongoing NDC primaries in the Bibiani Ahwiaso Bekwai constituency by campaigners for one of the candidates in the NDC primaries- Mr Moses Karma,” the statement noted.

“The totality of the modifications to the poster and the attempt to make it appear as the work of the NDC candidate is an act of plagiarism which must be condemned,” the statement further added.

Below is the full statement by Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah’s campaign team

The Campaign team of Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Ofoase Ayirebi, has taken notice of an act of plagiarism of Mr Nkrumah’s campaign paraphanelia being used in the ongoing NDC primaries in the Bibiani Ahwiaso Bekwai constituency by campaigners for one of the candidates in the NDC primaries- Mr Moses Karma.

Mr Karma’s campaigners have doctored a widely circulated poster of Mr Nkrumah, and have replaced Mr Nkrumah’s face with that of the NDC candidate and have superimposed their candidates face on Mr Nkrumah’s body in the said poster.

Additionally they have deleted NPP symbols and Mr Nkrumahs campaign hashtags and have instead replaced it with that of their candidate.

Finally, they have copied Mr Nkrumah’s taglines and values in a bid to market their candidate in a manner akin to how Mr Nkrumah was marketed in the NPP primaries.

The totality of the modifications to the poster and the attempt to make it appear as the work of the NDC candidate is an act of plagiarism which must be condemned.

While we are flattered that our communication materials are attractive to the NDC campaigners, we implore the candidate and his team to develop their own original materials and utilise for their campaign.

Politics should be about truth and values and not fabrications. We shall not hesitate to take all necessary steps to protect the copyrights inherent in Mr Nkrumah and the NPPs communication materials.

Paul Asamoah

Campaign Manager

 

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