Insiders within the New Africa Foundation have disclosed that the recently canceled “New Africa Convention” was not geared towards fostering “decisive leadership, principled voices, and youthful energies,” as previously claimed. Instead, the event was strategically crafted to cast Nana Kwame Bediako in a favorable light for the upcoming Ghanaian Presidential elections.
The controversy unfolded amid the public uproar surrounding the abrupt cancellation of the event scheduled for January 7, 2024, at Independence Square.
In a press conference following the cancellation, Bediako vehemently denied harboring presidential aspirations, asserting that he saw himself as a savior, subtly expressing frustration over perceived attempts to thwart his ambitions.
The Ministry of Information, however, contradicted the initial purpose stated by event organizers, revealing that the Independence Square venue had been deceptively secured by the New Africa Foundation for a political event rather than the initially declared Black Star Line Music and Arts Festival 2024.
Reports from the National Security Apparatus indicated a potential threat of violence orchestrated by another group aimed at disrupting the political proceedings, prompting the government to intervene and ensure national security.
In response, the government made the decision to halt the political event, citing the need for a special national security operation to safeguard Independence Square.
The Ministry emphasized that this action was taken to protect public safety and dispelled any notions of deliberate sabotage against the New Africa Convention.
While some members of the public have questioned the New Force Movement’s involvement and urged them to operate with diligence to maintain public peace, recent events, including the deportation of spokesperson Shalimar Abbiusi for illegal political activities, have raised concerns.
Critics argue that the New Force Movement may be exploiting the political season, disregarding proper procedures and legal processes. These developments have left observers wondering if this is indicative of the organizational style of the self-proclaimed savior, Nana Kwame Bediako.