Agents and assigns of fixthecountry advocates have been using grandiloquent expressions to praise the August 4 demonstration of the group in Accra.

Agents and assigns of fixthecountry advocates have been using grandiloquent expressions to praise the August 4 demonstration of the group in Accra.

These rather hyperbolic exaggerations are defeated by two key factors. In other words, these praises of how the event was very successful are not supported by two incontrovertible facts.

First of all, the opposition National Democratic Congress in the 2020 elections garnered about six million votes. It is trite knowledge that these fixthecountry advocates are sympathetic to the cause of the NDC. It is, therefore, not surprising that a paltry two thousand people from the six million walked the streets of Accra and this is being seen as something grandiose.

Moreover, 4th August was a public holiday in Ghana. People did not go to work. It was, therefore, not strange that people, 2000, came out to demonstrate on the day.

If it was a working day, they’d not have been able to get more than 500 people on the streets. People should stop hailing them for bringing out 2000 people when a critical look at same reveals that indeed the demonstration would have been an epic flop but for the factors identified above.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.