Pictures circulating on various social media platforms depicts a group of protesters holding placards with various inscriptions against the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Ghana is not for sale to the Chinese”, “Flagstaff House Menzgold Fraudsters” are but a few of the inscriptions seen on the placards.
The president Nana Akufo-Addo is in the United States attending the UN General Assembly.
Protests of this nature is surprising since it has become custom that opposition members in the diaspora protest against the sitting president whenever they attend a function in those countries.
But upon a closer look, Nsemwoha can confidently say that the protesters were not Ghanaian but Togolese who were there to protest against the 4th term bid of their president Faure Gnassingbe.
The protesters were wearing tshirts with the Togolese flag conspicuously printed on them with inscriptions that said “Togo, #Stop the 4th Term of Faure Gnassingbe” clearly showing they were not there to demonstrate against Nana Akufo-Addo.
It is very likely that they were handed the placards upon monetary or a motivation in kind to hold the cards as if they were genuine Ghanaians unhappy with the current government.
Many netizens who have spotted same observations have opined that they may have been paid by the opposition NDC to carry on the act. Nsemwoha cannot independently confirm such claims.
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