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27.09.2017 Feature Article

All-Ghanaian Demonstration Against Nana Akufo Addo In USA– Organizers’ View

All-Ghanaian Demonstration Against Nana Akufo Addo In USA– Organizers’ View

The match-talked-about monster demonstration against the administration of Nana Akufo Addo came on in New York on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The demonstration was so successful; we have asked the police to renew our permit for next year. I must put on record that we started planning in June, 2017 and in all our announcements, we asked other Ghanaians who were not seeing the corruption, insecurity and insensitivity in Nana Addo’s government to do a counter demonstration to showcase their message. To the joy of the organizers, there was no counter demonstration against ours. We can now comfortably say, the message of the demonstration; to showcase the corruption, insecurity and insensitivity in Nana Addo’s government, represents the views of ALL Ghanaians in the diaspora.

Some of the messages on the placards read: Akufo Addo/Bawuliar = Gross Incompetence; Akufo Addo/Bawuliar’s Nepotism; Corruption at the Flagstaff House; Akufo Addo, stop the witch hunting on the Electoral Commissioner; Disband The Invincible Forces now; Ghana is unsafe under Akufo Addo; Fix the economy if it is broken; Ken Ofori-Atta is a threat to our Financial institutions; Akufo Addo is a threat to our democracy, Investigate the $2.25B Kenbond; Electric bill is still higher than rent; and many more.

The demonstration became complete when the demonstrators wanted a place to have lunch, suddenly spotted some posh luxury cars with our Ghana flags on them. We physically counted the cars and they were 30 lined up on both sides of the road. Each car has at least 5 seats including the driver. If there were 30 cars with at least 4 passengers each, it means there were at least 120 people alone in the restaurant. We are talking about only those in the restaurant and not the total delegation to the UN conference. No wonder, the restaurant was full-to-capacity and a plate costs $1,000.00. We could see clearly that “Ghanaians were in town” If you still believe that Nana Addo has come to “protect the public purse” as he stated in his plagiarized inauguration speech, you are still dreaming and need to wake up! If the media is reporting that Nana Addo took 196 delegates to the UN conference, we believe it.

Visibly seen amongst the 120 people were Gabby Otchere-Darko, formerly of the Danquah Institute, Samuel Atta Mensah of Citi FM, Ofori Atta of Future Africa Radio in Virginia, USA and Captain Goka. The question every Ghanaian should ask Akufo Addo’s government is what were these people doing in US as part of the UN delegation? Ofori Atta now resides in Ghana. Samuel Atta Mensah lied on camera that he was not a Ghanaian and that he was ready to show us his passport. All that the demonstrators were telling the world was corruption, insensitivity and insecurity in the Akufo Addo’s government, and here we were “corruption and insensitivity on display” like tomatoes being sold on the open market.

The nation wreckers of the NPP are saying the number of people at the demonstration were few and so it was an unsuccessful event. Now after the demonstration and you get over 100,000 people viewing the videos, listening to audios and seeing messages on placards but you still call it an unsuccessful event, then you need to check yourself into a hospital. If the demonstration was not so successful, why has the National Security started monitoring the movement of the organizers? We are aware, wai. The NPP are also saying either President Mahama or Kojo Bonsu sponsored the demonstration. Let me put on record that neither President Mahama nor Kojo Bonsu had a hand in that successful demonstration. It was the organizers who contributed their own money to champion this course. The demonstration had nothing to do with either President Mahama or Kojo Bonsu. It had everything to do with Ghanaians who see abundance of corruption, insecurity and insensitivity in Akufo Addo’s government. Thank God the rest of the world know it now.

Finally, there is one problem we have with these NPP people and their National Security. Even in Ghana, they think they have the right to do everything, including insulting everybody, but no one has that equal rights. In the US, Africa and Europe, they did all kinds of foolish things when John Mahama was the President and no one cared about what they did. Now with just one demonstration against Nana Addo, they are behaving like animals. The way they are insulting everybody, I am happy the demonstration was so successful and as I said earlier, the permit for next year is already secured. Ghanaians in the diaspora have spoken. We are counting on Ghanaians in Ghana to rise to the occasion and tell the world how corrupt, insensitive and insecure this Nana Addo’s government is. Good Luck!!!

11-Member Organizers:
Dr. Lawrence Appiah - Virginia
Field Marshal - Virginia
Kwaku Skirt - Virginia
Atwima Mansah - Virginia
Sebastian Combert - New York
Albert Mensah - New York
Nicholas Adane - New York
Seth Mifetu - New York
Baffour Gyau - New York
Moses Klu Mensah - New York
Noble Alexander - Ohio
Submitted by: Dr. Lawrence Appiah – A concerned Ghanaian living in the United States of America.

Lawrence Appiah- Osei
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