Leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Hopeson Adorye has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of orchestrating the booing incident at the Global Citizens Festival.
He said that the people that booed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Saturday at Independence Square were compensated by the NDC.
Adorye, in an interview with Accra’s Okay FM on September 28, said that 75 Fadama boys were staged by the NDC with the help of Baba Sadiq, CEO of the 3 Music Awards; Larry Dogbe; and one Suhuyini.
Even though “all the bloggers in Ghana were there and streamed live,” he believes that the NDC was responsible for the booing because of the biased footage of the occurrence.
He said that Baba Sadiq was behind it all, having learned from the event’s planners that the president would be in attendance.
“Per the information I had, it was the Trade or the Tourism Minister who was supposed to be at the festival to address the attendees.
“But the fact that the president attended one in South Africa and requested that if it comes to Ghana, he will be happy. It was going to Nigeria.
“One of the two ministers was supposed to come because of President Akufo-Addo’s UN engagement. But fortunately, the president was able to arrive before the day of the event.
“They had conversations with him and it was agreed that he will come. Because Sadiq of 3 Music Awards is an industry player and has a connection with the lead organizers, when he heard it, he and Larry Dogbe and Suhuyini met at a particular place to plan.
“They contracted 75 boys from Fadama and paid each one of them GH¢120. The videos trending is testament to it. It was from one particular shot,” Hopeson Adorye said.
President Akufo-Addo was heckled and booed by a section of the crowd at the musical festival which took place at the Black Stars Square on Saturday, September 26, 2022.
The President was there to speak on poverty and what the government was doing to eradicate same while championing and upholding national unity.