Ghananewsreporter, an online news portal famed for its accuracy, reported that a John Dramani Mahama orchestrated Anti-Akufo-Addo demonstration was in the offing in New York as the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuo-Addo, was to deliver a speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.
A staggering $70,000 had been budgeted for the demonstration which was to be led by two key loyalists of the former president, Dr. Lawrence Appiah and Atwima Mansah.
The move was birthed at the heels of the introduction of the much anticipated flagship promise of the New Patriotic Party, the Free Senior High School programme.
The announced implementation of the Free Senior High School policy has garnered oceans of praises from Ghanaians of all walks of life, and this, it is believed, was hugely responsible for the demonstration to divert the attention of Ghanaians from the loads of accolades being showered upon the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over this fulfilled pledge.
Newspapers with stints with the opposition National Democratic Congress bastardized this report as nothing more than a pure invention of the warped minds of people aligned with the ruling New Patriotic Party, and that nothing of substance was found in the story, so Ghanaians should ignore the story like a plague.
A few days after these events, the very rented press houses which had described the information as spurious and palpable falsehood confirmed that plans were far advanced in ensuring that the demonstration would be staged.
The demonstration was staged yesterday just as Ghananewsreporters had reported. Hoping thousands of 'disgruntled' and 'disappointed' Ghanaians would grace the event with their presence, a completely different story can be told.
It is worth noting the fact that the demonstration failed to achieve its desired and designed results.
Not more than ten Ghanaians could be seen in the video filmed as demonstrators, with their placards bearing messages which are completely worlds apart from happenings in the country.
It would not be far from hitting the nail right on the head to conclude that the demonstration was foiled, and a tragic waste of valuable time and resources.